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Yorkshire Day & Maytree Press

Happy Yorkshire Day! 
It's a weird kind of Yorkshire day with lockdown closing down my home town of Ilkley where we were supposed to be this weekend. I had hoped for afternoon tea at the White House on the moor, instead I'll be visiting the new market in my new home town in Scotland.
This time last year I was on holiday in Scarborough (pictured) with my family, and my poem, My First Kiss, had just come out on the rather marvellous The Poetry Village website. You can see that here.

For a while I'd been trying to get a publisher interested in a small collection of my poems, with no luck. When I saw that Maytree Press, the independent publisher associated with The Poetry Village, were looking for small collections I decided I'd send them something, but instead of sending them poems from the collection I'd brought together myself, I sent them poems that were connected with Yorkshire. 
To be honest, I didn't expect much to happen. I'd been rejected many times, and w…

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