Sound Of The Day : Nyrst

I wasn't expecting to find anything remarkable when I powered up YouTube this morning, but the gods were on my side and thought I was deserving of something a bit special. Icelandic black metal project Nyrst have, with their song Orsök, conjured up one of the most dynamic and impressive tracks I've heard in a… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Nyrst

Baba Yaga's House Part II

When I was done with my previous post, I felt compelled to return to Etsy and look for more Baba Yaga's House inspired artworks and jewellery to share with you. Here are my favourite discoveries. Freyja Jewels / Enamel Pin Witchy Sticher / Cross Stich Pattern Little Ghouls Art / Art Print Freyja Jewels /… Continue reading Baba Yaga's House Part II

Sound Of The Day : Singing Ice

I haven't been able to listen to music recently. (Who would have thought depression could prevent me from doing that too?) But, I had the good sense to click on Jonna's Jintons Singing Ice video, a two hour long 'song' of growing ice creating otherworldly sounds. And folks...my soul for a while stopped trembling. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qd-CwJa1SHE

Thinking In The Dark : Birch Trees

There are certain trees I find myself gravitating towards – spruce, pine, oak and birch. When I was living in Sweden, there was one silver birch in particular that I'd pass on my daily walk in the forest, and which I felt a kinship with. I’d always stop and watch it for a while. More… Continue reading Thinking In The Dark : Birch Trees

Wyrd Words Book Club : The Fiends In The Furrows

I haven't been able to read much recently - my concentration has been dire - but slowly, slowly it's starting to return to some kind of normality. In the excitement of this happening, I went and bought the Kindle version of The Fiends In The Furrows : An Anthology Of Folk Horror. It's made up… Continue reading Wyrd Words Book Club : The Fiends In The Furrows

My New Book ‘My Heart Is A Forest’ Is Now Available

My new book, My Heart Is A Forest is now available in paperback and on Kindle! It's made up of my strongest poems from the past ten years. A father kills an elusive pale fox and pays for the death with his sanity. The Barghest, Black Annis and other dark creatures of British folklore comfort… Continue reading My New Book ‘My Heart Is A Forest’ Is Now Available

Thinking In The Dark : Blackberries

I gathered in the first of the blackberries today – an impressive handful of six weighty berries were very gently placed in the front pocket of my rucksack. (It’s still a bit early for them to be coming out, so I considered myself very fortunate to have gathered six.) I’ve been thinking about blackberries a… Continue reading Thinking In The Dark : Blackberries