I took my diamond to the pawnshop, but that don't make it junk. Leonard Cohen

2014

Poems published in:

Two new poems and two micro-fictions in Sarasvati #33

Prince Of Serendip, new poem from Prospero's Bowl in Carillon 38

Three issues of Obsessed With Pipework added to South Bank Centre Poetry Library:

Two poems, Passing Through & Something Else, included in Issue 41

Two poems, Memento Mori & 16, St. Elmo Road, shortlisted and commended in competition last year, available to read here

New work forthcoming later this year from:

Journal Of Microliterature: 7th September & 23rd November


Poetry reviews published in Ink, Sweat & Tears:

The Gypsy and the Poet: David Morley's outstanding new collection from Carcanet Press


Poetry reviews published in The Journal #41:

Two terrific collections from Indigo Dreams Publishing:

From Coiled Roots: Donald Adamson

Sessions by poet & folk/blues singer Lesley Quayle

Also:

Mark Burnhope's collection, Lever Arch published by KFS

Ragdoll At The Axis Of The Dust-To-Dust Storm by Dave Wright from Atlantean Publishing


2013

Poems published in:

New micro-fiction and poem in the winter edition of Carillon 37

Two poems shortlisted and commended in The Poetry Kit's Summer Competition

& forthcoming on The Poetry Kit's own blog.


Available Now: Prospero's Bowl A new collection from Oversteps Books


What the reviewers are saying:

Gregory Award winner and widely published poet David Cooke in Ink, Sweat & Tears:Head's technical skill is impressive,but even more so is a Wordsworthian reflectiveness as he moves beyond the limits of mere observation...Prospero's Bowl is a richly textured and deeply satisfying collection. Like the artefact for which it is named, it is finely crafted, inspired and has deep roots in history and the natural world.

Patrick Lodge, reviewer, Carillon #38: One of the overriding strengths of the collection is Head's basic compassion for people and his ability to communicate their essence and worth to the reader without preaching. His characters have a lot to say ...

Dawn Bauling, editor, Indigo Dreams Publishing: Few people bring together natural observation and political comment as compellingly as Ken Head. He has the skill of an artist, the sharp focus of a photographer and the wisdom to stand back as he observes the world: its natural beauty, its people and its hypocrisies. Although what he sees can be uncomfortable, you will want to walk with him. Addictive.

Sam Smith, editor, The Journal & Original Plus Books: Present telescoped into past, histories retold, legends questioned, the present repainted; here we step where Ken Head steps, look where he looks. Picture perfect.

George Simmers, editor, Snakeskin: Carefully made, from memories, observations and reflections, Ken Head's poems give us life unvarnished, its difficulties, its pains, its consolations.


Readers of fine poetry keep up with the news here

Morning Star

Snakeskin 201

Two Hundred up! Honoured to have work in Snakeskin 200

Snakeskin 199

Inky Needles

Sarasvati 28

Carillon 35

Snakeskin 195

The War Poetry Website


Poetry reviews published in The Journal:

I am not a fish: Marie Marshall's sparkling new collection from Oversteps Books

Two challenging new collections from Paris-based Corrupt Press:

Amy Hollowell's Giacomettrics

Rufo Quintavalle's Dog,cock,ape & viper

Canadian poet Tony Cosier's tenth collection, Carillonneur from Penumbra Press


Poetry reviews published in Ink, Sweat & Tears:

Chris McCabe's & Jeremy Reed's "wide-eyed, X-rayed Cubist vision of London Whitehall Jackals

Angela France's fascinating new collection Hide

Anthony Wilson's moving account of his battle with cancer Riddance

David Cooke's terrific new collection Work Horses


Journalism published in:

"A View From The Street" in January edition of Cambridge Independent


2012

Poems published in:

Morning Star

Snakeskin 191

Sarasvati 24

SAW 5

The Journal #37

Snakeskin 189

Envoi 162

Snakeskin 185

Sarasvati 20

The Dawntreader 17

4th Dimension 26


Poetry reviews published in Ink,Sweat & Tears:

Ross Cogan's fascinating new collection The Book I Never Wrote

In-depth conversation with Lucy Hamilton about Stalker

her new collection of prose poems shortlisted for this year's Felix Dennis Best First Collection Prize

Martyn Crucefix's outstanding new collection Hurt

Paul Munden's & Marion Frith's hommage to Laurence Sterne & Shandy Hall *Asterisk


2011

Poems published in:

4th Dimension 23,24,25

The Dawntreader 15 & 16

Sarasvati 15

Ink, Sweat & Tears

The Poetry Kit

Moodswing 30

A Handful Of Stones

Purple Patch 129

The Ranfurly Review 16

Snakeskin 180

The Journal 34

ken*again

Still Lives, a new e.book

Finding The Heart, a new chapbook, Commended in Indigo Dreams Press Competition

Results in full, here

Sus: Winner in Cinnamon Press Micro-fiction Competition


Poetry reviews published in Ink, Sweat & Tears:

Matthew Sweeney's The Night Post

Andrew Pidoux's Year of the Lion

Roddy Lumsden's Terrific Melancholy

David Cooke's In The Distance

ALSO: David Madden's completion of Charles Dickens's The Mystery Of Edwin Drood


Poetry reviews published in Modern Poetry In Translation:

Byron Leodaris: Until

Kostas Mavroudis: Visit To A Senile Old Man


New link to Ken at: Poets At Work


2010

Poems published in:

The Shine Journal

A Handful Of Stones

The Dawntreader 10

Static Movement Print 2 Anthology

Indigo Dreams Press Members' Poetry

Fin 4 (available from the editors)

Snakeskin 160 & 170

Urban District Writer 10 (available from the editor)

Sarasvati 11

The Journal 31

The Dawntreader 13


Poetry reviews published in Ink, Sweat & Tears:

Helen Mort's a pint for the ghost

Agnieszka Studzinska's Snow Calling

Alan Brownjohn's Ludbrooke - An Introduction

Laura Elliott's Bridge

Harry Owen's Non Dog

Dan Wyke's Waiting for the Sky to Fall

Nigel McLoughlin's Chora


2009

Listening For Light placed 7th in Purple Patch Top Twenty Best Individual Collections

Poet of the week at Rick Lupert's Poetry Super Highway