Posted by Fiona Sinclair on Sunday, February 19, 2012,
I was saddened to hear that Geoff Stevens has died. ‘Purple
Patch’ and indeed Geoff became incredibly influential in the world of poetry.
He championed small presses and unknown poets. His life’s work seemed to be to
take on the poetry establishment and its cliques. ‘Purple Patch’ was dedicated to publishing
poems that people actually want to read. At the end of each year the magazine
published an honours list of best small magazines and small magazine’s poets.
Posted by Fiona Sinclair on Monday, February 6, 2012,
Wonderful news form Jim Bennett at The Poetry Kit. Two of the poems I nominated from the magazine have been included in The Poetry Kit awards 2011. They are Jane Francis 'Winding Sheet ' and Michele Byrne 'Left Handed'. They will be included in an e-anthology to be published later this year. Congratulations to them both.
I must say I'm chuffed to be listed along with The Journal. Prole and South. Hurrah!