The Aesthetica Creative Works Annual 2010 arrived today, and a beautiful object it is, too.

I’ve not read much of it yet, but what I have is absolutely excellent. And the images within the artists’ competition are wonderful, too.

I only know a couple of the other authors in it. I’d supposed with 3500 entries there’d be a few more. But, anyway, congratulations to Julia Deakin, whose work I know and who is well worth seeking out, and to Matt Spence, who is not in the volume, but commended (and was also shortlisted in the Bridport) – a young poet to watch, I think.