The first issue of the Pickled Body has just been launched and it’s a fine looking thing indeed. I have a poem in there alongside John Ennis, Maurice Devitt, Kate O’Shea, Kimberly Campanello and many more. And check out the gorgeous artwork by Ria Czerniak, who at the launch in the Backloft Gallery showed she’s not only a gifted printmaker but also a quirky and beguiling ‘chanteuse’. Congrats to editors Dimitra Xidous and Patrick Chapman on their initiative. Long may it run.