Poems & Reviews

Read online & in print – ‘Making Water’ published in the May edition of Poetry: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/detail/118576

In print – ‘Making Water’ published in the Autumn issue of The Poetry Review: http://poetrysociety.org.uk/publications-section/the-poetry-review/

Read online – ‘A small riot of a book…only twenty-two poems, but they fizzle and crack, searing themselves on to your retina’ – Myrtle, runner-up in the Fledgling Award. Martin Figura’s judge’s report: https://thestaresnest.com/2016/07/29/and-the-winner-is/

In print – ‘To the Steppes’ and ‘Throat Song’ published in issue 33 of The Wolf: http://www.wolfmagazine.co.uk/33toc.php

In print – ‘The Sewer Swine’ published by the Emma Press in their Metamorphoses-inspired anthology ‘Urban Myths & Legends’: http://theemmapress.com/books/urban-myths-and-legends/

In print – ‘Menalhyl’ published in Long Poem Magazine, issue 15: http://longpoemmagazine.org.uk/

Read online – ‘Tasmanian Tiger’ commended by Andrew Motion, Alice Oswald and Jo Shapcott, in the 2015 Resurgence Poetry Price: http://www.resurgenceprize.org/awards/

Read online – What it’s like: a short piece about the impact my lazy eye has on my poetry: http://emmavalleypress.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/ruth-wiggins-myrtle.html

Read online & in print – ‘Slight’ published in Magma 62, the Violence issue: http://magmapoetry.com/archive/magma-62-2/poems/slight/

Read online – ‘Witty and erotic…a joy to read’ – Myrtle reviewed by Christine Fears in the Erotic Review: http://eroticreviewmagazine.com/reviews/a-sexy-bestiary/

Read online – ‘Unabashed, unafraid and enjoyably energetic’ – Myrtle reviewed by Wynn Wheldon: http://sabotagereviews.com/2015/01/09/myrtle-by-ruth-wiggins/

Read online – Myrtle included in the Poetry School’s Not the T S Eliots: Our Poetry Books of 2014https://poetryschool.com/articles/our-poetry-books-2014/

In print – ‘Great North Road’ is in the Summer 2014 issue of Oxford Poetry: http://www.oxfordpoetry.co.uk/shop.php

Read online – ‘Birch’ and ‘Myrtus’ are on the Birkbeck Writer’s Hub: http://www.writershub.co.uk/poetry-piece.php?pc=2397

Read online – ‘Seduction’ mentioned in reviews of the Ovid-inspired anthology ‘A Poetic Primer for Love and Seduction’: http://eroticreviewmagazine.com/reviews/translucent-stuff/ and here: http://sabotagereviews.com/2014/02/24/a-poetic-primer-for-love-and-seduction-naso-was-my-tutor/

Read online – ‘Gathering’ commended by David Morley in 2013 Buzzwords competition: http://buzzwordspoetry.blogspot.co.uk/p/2013-poetry-competition.html

Read online – ‘Confession: I’ve been crumbling anti-histamines into your food all week’  commended by Alice Oswald in the 2013 Battered Moons competition: http://batteredmoons.com/2013-poems-and-their-poets/

Read online – ‘Adjustment’ commended in Stanza 2011 competition:  http://poetrysociety.org.uk/poems/adjustment/

Read online – ‘Borrowed Time’ at the blog of poet-songbird Anna Johnson: http://visionbook.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/borrowed-time-by-ruth-wiggins.html