#BeesNeedsWeek #BeeTheChange 12th-18th. Wednesday is “Let Your Garden Grow Wild” The video below explains. I will feature any work that is inspired by this video. I welcome written/artwork/photos submissions on any of the following themes Five Simple Actions: Monday: Grow More Flowers, Shrubs, And Trees, Tuesday: Cut Your Grass Less Often, Wednesday: Let Your Garden Grow Wild, Thursday: Don’t Disturb Insect Nest And Hibernation Spots, Friday: Think Carefully About Whether To Use Pesticides, and two additional ones, Saturday: Score Your Garden With Bee Kind Sunday: Make Space For Bumblebee Nests

garden run wild

Photo by Glynn Young

#BeesNeedsWeek #BeeTheChange 12th-18th. Tuesday is Cut Your Grass Less Often. How would this help bees? The video below explains. I will feature any work that is inspired by this video. I welcome written/artwork/photos submissions on any of the following themes Five Simple Actions: Monday: Grow More Flowers, Shrubs, And Trees, Tuesday: Cut Your Grass Less Often, Wednesday: Let Your Garden Grow Wild, Thursday: Don’t Disturb Insect Nest And Hibernation Spots, Friday: Think Carefully About Whether To Use Pesticides, and two additional ones, Saturday: Score Your Garden With Bee Kind Sunday: Make Space For Bumblebee Nests


Cut grass less often and ideally remove the cuttings to allow plants to flower.

Native flowering plants in grass areas, field corners, verges and specially sown flower-rich habitats support the greatest diversity of insect pollinators by providing nectar and pollen resources, places to nest or breed and leaves for caterpillars. Hence it’s important to get the management right.

Bathe Now in Pearls — 17Numa

I’m thrilled to share that five of my poems have been published in Sahitya Barta released out of Bangladesh. Big thank you to Ariful Islam for including my work in his venue. “Holy Trinity,” “Of Godhead and Gravestones,” “Casting Cards,” “Give & Take,” and “Narrow” can be read here… https://www.sahityabarta.com/p/1823

Bathe Now in Pearls — 17Numa

Summer reading — Anthony Wilson

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To continue this season of not, where I have been reposting old blog posts and links to some others, I present below two free downloads which are buried on this site and which you might have missed. The first is to my pamphlet of poems The Year of Drinking Water, which I published in 2007 […]

Summer reading — Anthony Wilson

Eva Wong Nava reviews ‘Spirits for Sale’ — Selected Works of Jordan Trethewey

A review of “Spirits for Sale” by Singapore author and publisher Eva Wong Nava: Just in time for Halloween, ‘Spirits for Sale,’ a book of Tanka poems by Jordan Trethewey with artwork by Marcel Herms, is a dead giveaway inspired by the supernatural and paranormal artefacts found on sale online. I was spooked by the […]

Eva Wong Nava reviews ‘Spirits for Sale’ — Selected Works of Jordan Trethewey

New Book Available! — Selected Works of Jordan Trethewey

Hey everyone! Big news! Pskis Porch has officially launched my second book collaboration with Marcel Herms, entitled “Unexpected Mergers.” And this time the art is in FULL COLOUR! You can order your copy now! At either Amazon.ca, or Amazon.com! I’ll let a bit of the Foreword explain: One Summer night in 2018, I went to […]

New Book Available! — Selected Works of Jordan Trethewey

#BeesNeedsWeek #BeeTheChange 12th-18th I welcome written/artwork/photos submissions on any of the following themes Five Simple Actions: Monday: Grow More Flowers, Shrubs, And Trees, Tuesday: Cut Your Grass Less Often, Wednesday: Let Your Garden Grow Wild, Thursday: Don’t Disturb Insect Nest And Hibernation Spots, Friday: Think Carefully About Whether To Use Pesticides, and two additional ones, Saturday: Score Your Garden With Bee Kind Sunday: Make Space For Bumblebee Nests

Pollinators SuZi

Pollinators by Su Zi

Weep Hole by Mai Ivfjäll (Sad Press)

Tears in the Fence

Mai Ivfjäll’spoetry shares the quality of symbolic elusiveness with that of William Blake whose motifs are significant inWeep Hole.Tantalising hints throughout the pamphlet invite the reader to explore a world of mysticism and ancient magic as well as the retro future of a fifth element and a divine language.

‘Suspended Not Suspended’ is written from the perspective of Blake’s ‘Sick Rose’ where the secret, invisible worm is its own self-destructive love. Time, in Mai Ivfjäll’s poem, unravels self like the thread of a hem. Here there is ‘no health’ but ‘only livingmy sick sick rose’. There are sonnets inWeep Hole,part of a sequence called ‘Sick Sonnets’ which the author has described in an interview with Paul Cunningham of Action Books, as a ‘kind of love letter to the obliteration of self (and attunement to the present moment) that happens in the throes of chronic sickness.’

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