Meet the Team

Andy McDonnell

Andrew McDonnell is a poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals such as Poetry London and Ink, Sweat and Tears. He performs his work with the multi-instrumental My Dark Aunt and is obsessed with the Tour de France.

He is currently a director with Gatehouse Press.

Blog Posts by Andy

Review – The Chicken Diaries

Andy MCDonnell reviews “Bork!”, poetry pamphlet by Diana Gittins.

Posted 31st August 2013


Driving through Greece with your family dozing around you, you did what most travellers do when they move through a landscape: think about somewhere completely different. The beauty of mental travel means that signs and things around us become triggers for memory…

Posted 24th June 2013

Samuel Palmer’s Valley of Vision

The artist Samuel Palmer is widely considered to have painted his best pictures whilst living in the small West Kent village of Shoreham, nestled in the Darenth valley, the only break in the North Downs.

Posted 18th May 2013

“What can you do for me?”

Writing a submissions policy is like considering force majeure as an Insurance company. You need a bloody big imagination and a quick chat with other companies to see what you can avoid paying out on…

Posted 31st August 2012

Ways of Speaking

My name is Andy, I am a poet and I am obsessed with magazines. My obsession with periodicals started with The Dandy…

Posted 11th June 2012