My Heart Is A Forest

I've made my book My Heart Is A Forest available as a PDF for just £1. If you're at home and have ran out of things to read, there's over 300 pages of poetry to keep you occupied. "A father kills an elusive pale fox and pays for the death with his sanity. The Barghest,… Continue reading My Heart Is A Forest

Roadkill : A Poem

I'm collaborating with my Cave Mouth bandmate and sister shaman Meghan Wood on my forthcoming spoken word album and have made a little teaser video for the poem 'Roadkill.' If you have a spare four and a bit minutes, please do give it a listen. Hope you enjoy it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SniXAVOjkKM&fbclid=IwAR2M9zfWkOJhVKDX1RZuE7G-QIDKYaNoL7N7BQFug5eukgZFqk6u1YO4lEM

UTBURD : A SHORT STORY

I’ve finally got around to narrating my short story UTBURD and have put it up on YouTube for your listening pleasure. For those of you unfamiliar with this tale, it tells of a mother in olden time Scandinavia who abandons her newborn in the forest. However, the child finds its way home… If you really… Continue reading UTBURD : A SHORT STORY

Thinking In The Dark : The Stinging Nettle

There are three memories from my childhood that, for reasons unbeknown, creep up on me at least a few times a week. These memories are of the stinging nettle, a plant most of us do our damned best to avoid, unless we know how to utilize it. The first memory is of when my seven… Continue reading Thinking In The Dark : The Stinging Nettle

Do You Wear Black? Do You Practice Witchcraft? Do You Write? Slice Of The Moon Books Needs You.

I think I failed to mention I launched a press the other week - Slice Of The Moon Books. Better late than never, I suppose! Though you might have found out about it if my previous post about our first publication UTBURD intrigued you enough and you followed the links I planted there. At Slice… Continue reading Do You Wear Black? Do You Practice Witchcraft? Do You Write? Slice Of The Moon Books Needs You.

Dark Art & Creative Writing To Help You Bid Farewell To October

The few days after October are never easy. It seems that every year I sit and fret for hours about all the things I wish I'd done...all the leaves I should have collected and made into garlands, all the pies I should have baked with pumpkin flesh, all the conkers I should have brought in… Continue reading Dark Art & Creative Writing To Help You Bid Farewell To October

5 October Haiku By Mallory Rowe

As some of you may know, I was fully intending on re-launching Wyrd Words & Effigies Magazine this year, however, it was not to be, at least not in 2017 anyway. I did receive some exceptional submissions of writing and art, and I felt awful that I wouldn't be able to publish them in printed… Continue reading 5 October Haiku By Mallory Rowe

There Will Be Poetry : Pinecone

My life has always been very much interwoven with what I post here on Wyrd Words & Effigies, and it's going to become even more so as my belly swells and my little shadow becomes a bigger shadow in my womb. I wrote a poem about my ultrasound the other day. I find it easier… Continue reading There Will Be Poetry : Pinecone

6 Books Of Deep, Dark Poetry That I Need

I always need more poetry in my life. Always. I do read poetry online, and I'm immensly grateful for poetry online. But it can't give me that same strong sense of deep satisfaction that holding a book and reading from it does. It used to be easier to indulge my curiosity when there was that… Continue reading 6 Books Of Deep, Dark Poetry That I Need