Smash Lits with Susannah Rickards

I recently published a gorgeous nonfiction piece by Susannah, https://forgelitmag.com/2020/09/14/hartlepool-beach-extras/. I read it as not only being a memory of a very particular time, but also a meditation on the importance of creativity in a life whether or not anyone else is there to see it. I also interviewed Susannah about the really important stuff;... Continue Reading →

Ghost trees

I visited the University of Oxford Botanic Gardens on Friday. This wonderful tree, a Davidia involucrata - informally known as a handkerchief tree, a dove tree, or a ghost tree, because of its beautiful white "bracts" which flutter in the breeze - is in full bloom, and truly a glorious sight. Last night, when I couldn't sleep,... Continue Reading →

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