The iconic and gorgeously poetic Candlestick Press have published six titles for the Christmas season. Four of them poetry, Christmas Garland, Christmas Crackers, Fourteen Festive Sonnets and Christmas Stocking. I was lucky enough to have edited the sonnet collection and what a joy it was to choose the poems, and help launch the title in Leeds and Nottingham. I tried to include poetry that felt wintry, had thoughts of home and loss, might make the reader smile, but finishing with a sonnet that is full of hope.
Happy Christmas everyone.