Two poems up at Gleam: Journal of the Cadralor!

I’ve been writing cadralore for a while now, after being introduced to the form by Jane Dougherty, however this was the first time I had submitted any for publication, so I was delighted when two of my poems were chosen for inclusion in Issue 4. I also very much enjoyed attending the gala poetry reading event via Zoom yesterday evening. Congratulations to Nick Reeves, who is also included in Issue IV. The whole issue is well worth a read, so do check it out! Here’s a sneak preview…



Tin soldiers march

across a field of felt

regimental red, not bleeding


Blue light blooms

a cross upon the crypt wall

grooved columns like some ancient dial…

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  1. Congratulations, Ingrid! I read your poems earlier this morning when Jane posted that hers were in the issue. I like both of yours. I guess I don’t follow Gleam–I’d sort of forgotten about the journal. . .

      1. I can’t seem to get the hang of writing cadralors, but I’ll try to remember to look for their next call for submissions.

  2. I’d steeled myself to join the event, but it started too lateβ€”midnight here. I’d been asleep for an hour then! Very full day yesterday.

  3. Outstanding work, Ingrid! πŸ‘πŸ» You are a strong crafter of the cadralore form. A gala poetry reading… how fun! πŸŽ‰ Congrats to you and Nick!!

  4. Congratulations on the publication of your two lovely poems, Ingrid. I greatly enjoyed reading your poems. Such a beautiful publication! I tried to write a cadralor recently, but got excited and added another verse, so I took the numbers out! πŸ™‚

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