The Darkest Days – Jack Frost

While researching into Jack Frost, I found out that if you didn't praise the art he left on the window panes, you'd have to face his wrath...which could involve being led astray in sub zero temperatures. This led me to create the following poem. It's a very rough first draft, so please bear with me!… Continue reading The Darkest Days – Jack Frost

The Darkest Days – Marzanna

Writing about the Slavic Pagan goddess Marzanna wasn't, for whatever reason, easy. Neither was capturing a portrait. It's happened a few times during the past weeks that things just haven't come together, no matter how hard I've tried. In theory, it should have been straightforward, she's the personification of my favourite season for crying out… Continue reading The Darkest Days – Marzanna

My New Book ‘My Heart Is A Forest’ Is Now Available

My new book, My Heart Is A Forest is now available in paperback and on Kindle! It's made up of my strongest poems from the past ten years. A father kills an elusive pale fox and pays for the death with his sanity. The Barghest, Black Annis and other dark creatures of British folklore comfort… Continue reading My New Book ‘My Heart Is A Forest’ Is Now Available

Four Darkly Inclined Poetry Videos

I have a daughter. She's nearly nine months. When she decides she wants a nap, be that at 2pm or 2am (she's not a predictable baby) I take the opportunity to make a video from one of my poems. Here are four I've made over the past four days. I'm new to this folks, so… Continue reading Four Darkly Inclined Poetry Videos

6 Books Of Deep, Dark Poetry That I Need

I always need more poetry in my life. Always. I do read poetry online, and I'm immensly grateful for poetry online. But it can't give me that same strong sense of deep satisfaction that holding a book and reading from it does. It used to be easier to indulge my curiosity when there was that… Continue reading 6 Books Of Deep, Dark Poetry That I Need

In The Hours Of Darkness Giveaway

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOzl8yMh8t3/?taken-by=katiemariemetcalfe What books do you have lined up for the new year? How do you fancy getting your hands on a copy of my latest poetry collection In The Hours Of Darkness? I am giving away 2 copies over on Instagram. Just head there and follow the instructions to be in with a chance of… Continue reading In The Hours Of Darkness Giveaway

My New Poetry Collection Is Available To Buy

My poetry collection In The Hours Of Darkness is now available to download from Etsy. It will be available in printed form within the next few days. Every purchase and share is greatly appreciated! You can buy it here. In The Hours Of Darkness is a collection of forty two poems, each of which has… Continue reading My New Poetry Collection Is Available To Buy

The Long Stillness

I picked up 100 copies of my fourth poetry collection The Long Stillness today. It's beautiful and I'm incredibly proud. This collection was initially published online in 2013 and this is the first time it's been in print. A young woman pulls on her wolf skin so she can bring down an elk. The sudden… Continue reading The Long Stillness