This year so far…

Extract from my diary 3/4/18:

I’m having a surreal week. I woke up to find a second acceptance for my article on poetry in Urdu, Persian and Panjabi. This will be published in NAWG’s Link magazine in August. Later in the day I got a twitter message from the Scottish Poetry Library asking me for permission to publish my poem A Book Closer to Home (already published in 2012 by Bloodaxe). A couple of days and a telephone conversation later I sent the poem for which I received a payment (rare!)…oh to add, a couple of days later I was sending my bank details to the publisher who pays me ridiculously high royalties of almost £10 a year for a chapter I wrote a few years ago. So, all in all, a good week…the money’s rollin’ in 😉