‘The Poet’s Quest for God’ Anthology

poetsquestAfter 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

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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.)

Shortlisted – Twice!

I’ve been on holiday in the UK for the last month, and while away I got news of two poetry successes. I’m shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize, so I’m in the last 30 and will be published in the anthology. Also, I’m on the shortlist of 25 in the Wells Festival of Literature Poetry Competition.

Just to put a little more icing on the cake, I have a poem in the Grieve 2015 e-book anthology coming out later this month, and I’ve received¬† Special Mentions in the SWWV Biennial Literary Award, both Short Story and Article categories.

Limerick

In honour of the holiday we’re taking next month on the Island of Herm in the Channel Islands:

There was a young lady from Herm,
Who got cold and succumbed to a germ.
Her snuffles and sneezes
Created such breezes,
It totally ruined her perm.