The Distal Point and pamphlets: reviews, poems, links etc.

The Distal Point, first full collection, from HappenStance, published July 2018. Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018.  Shortlisted for the 2019 TS Eliot Prize. Best place to buy it is from the publisher, because then she gets all the money. Best alternatives are the LRB bookshop (the book was one of John Clegg's picks for Xmas 2018!), the Poetry Book Society, Foyles or Blackwell's.  If you must, it's available on Amazon.   

Here is an interview with Paul Stephenson on the background to the book.

Reviews include:

Ian Brinton in the Tears in the Fence blog: "This is a debut volume of poems which stops the reader in their tracks: buy it, read it, and then read it again."

John Field in Poor Rude Lines

Sarala Estruch in The Poetry Review

Tim Love in the Litrefs blog

Gillian Duff in the Dundee University Review

Matthew Stewart in Rogue Strands

Emma Lee in London Grip

Noel Williams in Antiphon 

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Night Letter, pamphlet from HappenStance, published September 2015.  Shortlisted for the 2016 Michael Marks Pamphlet Awards.  Sold out.

Reviewed in The Frogmore Papers no.86, the autumn 2016 issue of Poetry London and online at Poor Rude Lines, Rogue Strands, Litrefs Reviews, Sphinx, Sabotage.

“These guys [Jeremy Paxman and Stephen Fry, who claim that contemporary poetry is irrelevant and anaemic] should be reading Fiona Moore.” John Field, Poor Rude Lines.

“A tender, reflective pamphlet, these are poems of shifting moods and clear eyed observations.” – Michael Marks Award judges.

Interview with me about Night Letter at Poetry Spotlight.
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The Only Reason for Time, pamphlet from HappenStance, published 2013.  Sold out.  

Chosen as one of The Guardian's poetry books of the year, December 2013: “Full of elegant, gently piercing observations that build to a compelling portrait of love and loss and the overcoming of grief.” – Adam Newey.

Recommended in the PBS Bulletin for Autumn 2013: “Her voice is fresh and unexpected, bringing an innovative, metaphysical approach to domestic and elegiac material.” – Karen McCarthy Woolf and Luke Kennard.  

Reviewed in the Spring 2014 issue of Poetry London, Under the Radar issue 12, Orbis no. 164, and The North no. 51.

Reviewed online at Poor Rude Lines, Litrefs Reviews, London Grip, Gareth Prior's blog, Emma Lee's blog, Rogue Strands, Elsewhere, Sphinx, Sabotage.
Chosen as favourite pamphlet of 2013 on Anthony Wilson's blog.

“These terrific poems, wrestled from the darkness.” John Field, Poor Rude Lines.

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Poems of mine are online at: 


Andotherpoems (again) 


The Bow-wow Shop

The Compass Magazine


London Grip

New Boots & Pantisocracies 

Poems in Which

Poems in Which (again) 

Poetry Spotlight

The Scotsman

Smiths Knoll 

StAnza's Poetry Map of Scotland
And in print in various other magazines including The Rialto, Poetry London, Poetry Review, PN Review, Magma, Poetry Wales, Under the Radar, The SHOp, Tears in the Fence, Brittle Star, South Bank Poetry, Acumen, Orbis, The Interpreter's House, Stand, the Frogmore Papers, New Walk. Also the Emma Press Anthologies of Mildly Erotic Verse, Travel, and Britain.