tongues of the ocean is an online journal of Caribbean poetry, which often publishes really interesting stuff. Each issue grows over time: two poems are published every Sunday until the issue is full.
Today the two poems are The Conception of Anne Bonny by Bahamian writer and artist, Sonia Farmer, and one of mine. You might wonder what I’m doing in a journal of Caribbean literature. The reason is that writers from outside the Caribbean can submit poems which respond to a prompt, which changes from issue to issue. The prompt this time was “grandmother, crabgrass, exile, root, ocean.” I must have been at a loose end to try this! Anyway, the result was Aileen’s Cupboard.