Really pleased to be mentioning Stephen Daniels’ new pamphlet on The Poetry Shed. It is from the fabulous V. Press and is causing a bit of a stir – fabulous endorsements and there’s a review from Ben Banyard here.
V. Press is a small independent press set up in 2013 and publishes poetry and flash fiction. Some of their other poets include Carrie Etter, Gram Joel Davies, Sarah James and Jacqui Rowe. They have a submissions reading window which you can check out here.
Anyway, back to Tell Mistakes I love them – I have included the poem, You lay on the floor, waiting for me, below and have previously published two others, one which I particularly love called, One hand on the steering wheel, which is also in this pamphlet.
Hilda Sheehan is one of the poets who wrote a testimonial: “Stephen Daniels’ poems deal with the difficulty of growing in an uncomfortable world. These poems are structured to be as uncomfortable as the stories they reveal, they are awkward and honest, show the true damage of childhood shame rising into adulthood – they take unexpected turns: human trauma in a real twisted, surreal reality. A striking first pamphlet!” Indeed…
To buy this pamphlet visit V Press here
Stephen Daniels’ debut pamphlet, Tell Mistakes I Love Them, is published V. Press. is the editor of Amaryllis Poetry and Strange Poetry. His poetry has been published in various magazines and websites, including The Interpreter’s House, Ink Sweat & Tears, And Other Poems and The Fat Damsel.
His poems have also appeared in several anthologies including Richard Jefferies Writers – ’78 Anthology, Domestic Cherry, Ink Sweat & Tears ’12 Days of Christmas’ 2016 and my poem ‘Light’ was runner-up in the Candlestick Press micropoem competition 2015.