The Istanbul Review

Read ‘Untitled (Howe)’ online

in the Istanbul Review

I was very happy to have my poem chosen as ‘Poem of the Month’ for the Istanbul Review. Aside from reminding me of They Might Be Giants, the Istanbul Review is a fine supporter of emerging artists and writers and is one of those necessary magazines which we should all be thankful for.


The poem – Untitled – (but with a quote from Marie Howe) is one of those strange poems which burst out. I like the sea, I like looking at it, I like writing about it, and yes – I too think it is a useless teacher – and an exhausted metaphor. Yet, here we are again. Another poem about the sea. Soon, another song about the rain.  Enjoy the poem here (and remember to check out the rest of the magazine.)