Saturday, 11 May 2024

About Peeking Cat Poetry

At Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine we like poems that tell the truth in some way - poems that dare to be honest about something important, or poems that find something beautiful to say about everyday things.

Poetry isn't a high-brow art form and it shouldn't be inaccessible. Poetry is by everyone, for everyone. It is everyday - it is every life. But most of all, it is everywhere, and to see it, you just have to observe - like a peeking cat.

Send us your stuff

We love receiving your submissions, and we are currently accepting works! Whether you write long poems, haiku, limericks, acrostic, or even flash fiction, we want to see what you've got. Please remember to read the submissions guidelines first!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Writer Interview: Danielle Kirwan

English and Theatre Studies student Danielle Kirwan joins us this week to talk about using poetry to tackle important and controversial issues within society. Enjoy!

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Writer Interview: Pamela G. Herron

It's that time of the week again, and we're joined by poet, writer and educator Pamela G. Herron! Learn about her labours of love, and how she hopes to bring people healing and harmony with her words.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Peeking Cat Perspectives - April 2017

Hi all! Here is April's Peeking Cat Perspectives. Here's how it works:

1. Take a look at the image below and write something inspired about it. It can be a poem, prose, or just a few lines.
2. Submit your writing by commenting on this blog post. All posts are moderated just so that we don't get any spam, so they might not appear straight away.
3. You might want to avoid looking at other people's responses before you write your own, so that you're not influenced by them. We want to get as many diverse pieces of writing as possible!

There is more information about Peeking Cat Perspectives here. I'm interested to see how differently art influences each of us! Who lives in this house? Where is it? Is it as isolated as it looks? Beautiful or haunting? Tell us.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Writer Interview: Christopher John Eggett

This week our writer interview is with writer Christopher John Eggett. We're chatting about being inquisitive in the name of writing, the challenges of editing your beloveds, and his weekly poetry newsletter.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Writer Interview: B. Diehl

This week we're talking to poet B. Diehl about writing about the everyday, the importance of being true to himself in his writing, and his poetry collection Zeller's Alley.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Writer Interview: Claire Sexton

This week we're joined by Claire Sexton, and we're talking about the cathartic benefits of writing, and that great sense of achievement that comes with getting one of your poems or stories published!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

April Issue Out Now!

The April issue is out now! Featuring poetry and fiction from 19 writers, and a review of poetry collection These Wild Houses by Omar Sakr.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Diversity In Poetry

It has occurred to me that these days I am more concerned with diversity in the magazine than with absolutely perfect English. Here's why I've been putting down my red pen a little more often these days!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Writer Interview: Del Carter

This week's writer interview is with Del Carter! Del is a pre-medicine sophomore at the University of Florida pursuing a B.A. in Political Science. He talks about the women who have supported and inspired his writing, and the importance of leaving his words open to interpretation - a writing technique we particularly love at Peeking Cat!

Del (pictured left) with his girlfriend, Aubrey