PAMPHLET COMPETITION-news

20 Jan

Highly Commended in the Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize from Indigo Dreams-almost, but not quite, but a good start to the year : )

http://indigodreams.moonfruit.com/#/competition/4577197527

Have another three competions to await results from plus more to enter next month!

INK SWEAT AND TEARS

17 Jan

I’m on Ink Sweat and Tears today, with a poem from an Arvon course in 2013. The gap between selection and going live is quite long but worth the wait : )

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

23 Dec

Excited to be the 3rd Day of Christmas for Ink Sweat & Tears 2013/2014 Twelve Days of Christmas! At a “slant” natch….

CINNAMON PRESS

23 Nov

I’ve had a good year for magazine acceptances-45 poems placed, in mainly the small press, but a few bigger ones as well. But perhaps I need to keep stuff back now for competitions.

There seems to be a load of pamphlet and debut collections, competitions around and although I am naive as to the economics for those who run them, they seem a good value bet to me and I way to get something between firm covers printed!

So, 2014 will be the year of the pamphlet! Hopefully…. 

HELEN IVORY EVENT

21 Nov

Poets in the house! Hosting Helen Ivory and Martin Figura for B&B and a pasta bake, as Helen appears at Davids Bookshop, Letchworth tonight to show and tell us about her new collection Waiting for Bluebeard. These are Bloodaxe poets so they know their stuff, so perhaps a glass of Dutch Courage before they arrive….

MUSE

25 Oct

A Muse is someone who lets you study her in the shower, to check the fall of water over curves and crannies, so that a poem may be completed.

Thanks, Muse….

NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION

25 Oct

Have entered two poems for the National Poetry Competition; this action alone has decreased my odds of winning to fifteen thousand/one ; )