Please welcome Marvel Chukwudi Pephel to the Peeking Cat Poetry interviews this week! I love his honesty on the difficulty of writing, on where he finds support, and the pride he takes in his work.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
I recently visited my local library for the first time in many years. I wrote some short prose about it here (also includes poached eggs and being approached by a creepy guy). The library felt the same in some ways, but very different in others. It struck me how sparse it seemed - it wasn't the wonderland of high shelves and tall tales that I remembered. It seemed to house fewer books than I remembered. Huge shelves stacked high with books just look so enticing to me. I don't want to be climbing up ladders, but who among us wouldn't want a library to rival that of Belle's in Beauty and the Beast? (Or like Stuttgart City Library, pictured below.) Maybe the shelves seemed lower because I'm bigger now, or maybe because fewer people use the library these days, it has become a little unloved.
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Friday, 8 September 2017
This summer, thanks to an awesome, eagle-eyed friend, I was lucky enough to get a signed copy of Matt Haig’s latest novel, How To Stop Time. I’ve been a big Matt Haig fan ever since I read The Humans, which is a novel about an alien who comes to earth and takes over one particular human’s body, and during his time in that body he learns about humans and their peculiar ways just as an outsider would. It’s wonderfully funny and poignant, and that poignancy is something that I hoped to see more of in How To Stop Time. I wasn’t disappointed.
Sunday, 3 September 2017
Saturday, 2 September 2017
Friday, 1 September 2017
Saturday, 5 August 2017
Saturday, 29 July 2017
Sunday, 25 June 2017
The July 2017 issue of Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine is out now!
We're a little bit early this month because I'm off to Sweden on Friday to visit sunny (hopefully) Stockholm for a week! So the editor won't be around from 30th June until 7th July, but if you need anything just drop me an email and I'll reply to you when I get back.
I hope your summer is going great so far, and that this issue brings a little sunshine to your day!