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!

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

Do You Get Writing Ideas From Your Dreams?

Last night I had a dream that I went to a writing group for the first time. The leader of the group asked us to spend 25 minutes writing about a real person, so I began writing a poem about a friend who I haven't seen for a while. But I was having trouble writing it, because the letters I wrote kept changing once they were on the page. I also lost ten minutes because I had to go home and find a notebook, as I had arrived unprepared.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Peeking Cat Perspectives - March 2017

Hi all! Here is the first Peeking Cat Perspectives. I'm really excited for this and hope lots of people will join. 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!

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Coming Soon: Peeking Cat Perspectives

Hello all! I'm writing today to talk to you about a new feature I'm considering adding to the website: Peeking Cat Perspectives. This is just something for fun, and it involves one image and a whole lot of poems and prose!

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Playing With Fridge Poetry

One of my friends bought me a pack of fridge poetry for Christmas, so this evening I thought I'd take a break from my laptop and play with magnets instead. In case you haven't come across them before, Fridge Poetry Magnets are little magnetic words and you can use them to make poetry, get some inspiration, or I suppose, write a funny message on your fridge.

So, here's the set I used:

Writer Interview: Ryan Quinn Flanagan

This week our writer interview is with Ryan Quinn Flanagan! We talk to him about the editorial process, meeting other writers, and setting himself on fire. Enjoy!

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