Visit Poetry Life & Times to read ‘Veronica’s Rosary’, a new poem by myself.
Click here, or click the image below, to be taken to Sappho’s Torque, the blog of Angélique Jamail, who this month is featuring a different poet every day. This particular link will take you to a brand new poem of mine, not published anywhere else, from my ‘Veronica Franco’ series.
My obsession with Veronica Franco continues – I mean the 16c Venetian courtesan, not the 21c porn star, just in case anyone was in any doubt. Lately I have been adding to my canon of poetry dedicated to or written about her. These poems have been handed to the e-zine Poetry Life & Times for their use, along with the previously-published poems from that collection. In these poems, Veronica and I inhabit a shadowy world between life and death, in Venice and elsewhere, where the Renaissance has cell phones and tablets, Tintoretto flies in and out from Marco Polo Airport, and she and I meet for lunch dates irrespective of her being alive or dead. The first one has just appeared, and – guess what! – its setting is Marco Polo! Read it here.
Ha! I just realised I said Death in Venice up there! Mann oh Mann!