‘Mountain Secrets’ Anthology

Mountain Secrets anthologyMountains are constant but continually changing. Captive to the seasons, they reveal many faces: in winter shrouded in snow and mist, yet so visibly majestic in the summer months that they appear to touch the sky. Lost in clouds at times, so discernible at others. Places of solitude yet at the mercy of mountaineers who swarm them. Both revered and feared; mystical and earthy; elusive but tangible. Does the mystery of mountains lie in the many paradoxes that surround them? Join more than 150 poets from across Australia in a tantalising exploration of mountains around the world, real and imagined, literal and figurative.

This is the Ginninderra Press anthology ‘Mountain Secrets’. It includes my poem ‘Tai Shan’.
The anthology is available here.

New Poetry Book

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

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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.

I am Now The People’s Poet – Official!

I received the People’s Poet Award at the poetry reading and prize ceremony for the Wells Festival of Literature on Sunday, on the strength of the public vote from everyone who bought the booklet of shortlisted poems and the audience at the event. (Sadly, I was in the wrong hemisphere to be there to perform it myself, but somebody read my poem for me.)