were the two poems I submitted to the National Memory Day Creative Writing Competition: Earthquake We had already experienced active faults, grandparents who were victims of age assaults, unable to name the rumbles and shakes of dementia earthquakes. And then we noticed your primary waves of forgetfulness, distance and those days when you disappeared behind […]
I’ve just found out that my poem ‘The Benevolence of Barnacles’ was long-listed in The Rialto Nature and Place Poetry Competition 2017. Sadly I didn’t win a prize but this is a small step in the right direction. The results and long list can be read by following this link: https://www.therialto.co.uk/pages/2017/04/27/nature-and-place-winners-announced/.
The February/March issue of The Drunken Violet Review has been posted today and it features excellent writing and photography by talented poets and artists, as well as two of my unpublished poems. It is well worth a look so please follow this link: https://thedrunkenvioletreview.wordpress.com/category/febmar-2017/
Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine has a new feature called Peeking Cat Perspectives. Once a month they post an image, about which they would like us to write something inspired: a poem, prose, or just a few lines.They suggest that we avoid looking at other people’s responses before we write our own, so that we’re not […]
After a bleak start to the New Year, my mood is a little lighter now that another of my submissions has been included in the latest online Visual Verse anthology. At the moment, my poem ‘Blue’ is on page 17 of Vol. 4, Chapter 3: http://visualverse.org
For the eleventh time this year, one of my poems has been published on-line by Visual Verse. It’s on page 14 of this month’s edition, Vol 4, Chapter 02, which is full of fantastic poetry and prose, all based on one unusual image. You can go to visual verse.org and read all the prose and poetry, […]
For the tenth time this year, one of my poems has been published on-line by Visual Verse. It’s on page 34 of this month’s edition, Vol 4, Chapter 01, which is full of fantastic poetry and prose, all based on one unusual image. You can find it at http://visualverse.org/.