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The Shakespeare Club of Western Australia ran a competition this year in honour of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. It was for a sonnet, in classical Shakespearean form, with a Western Australian theme. My sonnet, ‘The Wild Geese’, about the American ship Catalpa’s rescue of Fenian prisoners from Fremantle Gaol in 1876, won the $200 second prize.
The judge’s comments and an account of the award ceremony are available here
I am to be the feature poet at the November Di-Verse-City poetry event, on Sunday November 6th in Surrey Hills, Melbourne.
For details about the event and the venue, see the flyer below.
Link to Facebook page here.
I’ve won the $200 first prize in the Queensland Fellowship of Australian Writers Article Competition, with an article about directing for the stage.
My poem ‘Mosaic Man’ appears in the Poetica Christi Press anthology ‘Imagine’.
It’s available here.
After waiting for four years to see if this publication would finally get off the ground, after the publishers hit sponsorship problems, it is at last available.
My poem in the anthology is one of the set of sonnets that got me shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize.
It’s on Amazon, link here
I am to be one of three feature poets at the ‘Poetic Inspirations’ event at Emerald Hill Library on August 6th.
I shall also be the guest poet at Di-verse-city Poetry Readings at Surrey Hills on November 6th.
I have a new poetry publication now available. It’s in the ‘Pocket Poets’ series from Ginninderra Press, and can be ordered from their website, link here:
Second Person Singular
This is the design that my grand-daughter Poppy did for the cover of the book, which is entitled ‘Second Person Singular’.
I also have a poem chosen for inclusion in the next Poetica Christi anthology, ‘Imagine’.
My radio play ‘Memento Mori’, has been commended in the Fellowship of Australian Writers Literary Awards.