Last month I reviewed Ken W Simpson’s poetry collection, Patterns of Perception on my blog. This month my review has been published in the March issue of Ashvamegh magazine. Ken has had much success with his new collection and I hope his promotion work continues to bring his poetry to a wider audience all over the world.

Zen Dog - copyright Edward Monkton

Zen Dog – copyright Edward Monkton

During the past month I have contributed to editing and selecting poems for publication in Ashvamegh. Although I have previously edited anthologies of poetry by young people for publication, joining the editorial board of Ashvamegh has been a new experience in terms of reading and editing work by adults.

A person’s poetry, their bio and even their cover letter is their unique contribution to poetry, and to literature in general. It is a personal journey that has been adapted for an audience – ultimately you, as the reader. What they write speaks to everyone in a different way. In this sense, I feel privileged to be in a position to help share a poet’s work with a sea of unknown readers out there.


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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