My last published poem for 2014 is another archaeology-themed one called ‘Reeds’, appearing in Jellyfish Whispers magazine. As I have mentioned before in previous posts, my debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist (available from my publisher Eyewear Publishing and from my online store Meandi Books) is forthcoming in June 2015 from Eyewear Publishing’s 20/20 series.


‘Reeds’ is a good fit for Jellyfish Whispers as the magazine publishes nature-themed verse. Three of my poems appeared in the December 2013 issue last year too. But, like my poem Survival Skills published in The Commonline Journal earlier this month, I drew on my experiences of studying Archaeology for my inspiration this time, in preparation for my pending pamphlet collection. Archaeological verse is appropriate for the end of the year, since it is a study of the past. Aren’t we all reflective of the past as we approach Old Year’s Eve? Onwards and upwards, I say. Hope all you fellow writers out there set some good New Year writing resolutions. Happy 2015 to all my followers. Your readership helps keep me writing too! 🙂


About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a writer, poet and literary blogger. Her debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist, was launched in 2015 with Eyewear Publishing and her second collection, Chemotherapy for the Soul, was published by Fowlpox Press in 2017. She is a prize nominated poet, having been longlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2014, and her poetry and fiction was selected for the 'Best of the Web' Storm Cycle Anthology 2014, published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

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