This morning I received a letter from the Forward Press, saying that my poem ‘Boxing Day, 1975’, which I submitted absolutely ages ago, is to be included in their anthology Poetry Now Southern Poets. I wrote the poem whilst on an Open University creative writing course. The Boxing Day baby in the poem is my daughter, Kamsin. Although I’d resigned myself to never making it into print, I’m very excited. Thanks go to Janine, Beryl and Susan for their support and encouragement during the course.