Many thanks to Rosie Miles for doing such a fine job editing May Snakeskin. It's packed full of good things. 'Breathe' worked well as a theme.

No more themes for a while, I think. Just poems on any subject, in any style, sent in the body of an email to

If you want to know what a poetry editor's life is like, take a look at the editorial Rosie wrote for the current issue.

For details of the editor's latest collection, Old and Bookish, please click on the cover picture below.

old and bookish

Two blog posts may be of interest to potential contributors to Snakeskin .
The first, on "How Snakeskin Works", explains the simple procedure by which contributions are selected for a month's issue.

The second, called "Don't" offers some tips to novice poets, detailing a few of the things that might make an editor take against your work.