I’ve realized recently how important it is to share short works — poems, creative non fiction, flash CNF — that I’ve read and been bowled over by. The audience for a lot of short literary work is narrow, and can always do with being boosted.
I’m so chuffed to be included in a new Canadian poetry podcast, by poet Jason E. Coombs. Jason’s vision is for a podcast that allows you to hear poems read in the same way you’d listen to a new or favourite song: on repeat. The idea is simple; after a short intro, he reads theContinue reading “A Poem on the Eh Poetry Podcast”
I’ve followed literary journals with a medical / health focus right from the start and have always loved the work shared in Please See Me. I was thrilled to have not just one, but two poems selected for issue #10, with its focus on women’s health.
One of the great pleasures of writing poetry is reading poetry, and the launch of an issue that includes a poem of mine is always exciting for all of the new work it introduces to the world and to me. Birds Like Bombs I wrote the poem included in this issue a year ago, whenContinue reading “Poem in Whale Road Review, Issue 26”
In the fall of 2021 I had a poem appear in the “Wonder” themed issue of Prism International, an excellent journal based in Vancouver, BC. Now that the next issue has appeared (also full of excellent work), I feel I can share screenshots from Issue 60.1, “Wonder”, in which my poem first appeared. The experienceContinue reading “Poem in Prism International”
The awards for the Hammond House Publishing literary contest were given on February 9th in the UK. It wasn’t a trip I could make, so I took part in a video interview, which I’m sharing here. The 2022 Literary Festival run by Hammond House was held at University Centre Grimsby.
When I noticed the “Stardust” theme of this year’s Hammond House Publishing literary contest, I knew I’d have to submit a few poems. That theme is right up my alley in so many ways.
As a relatively new poet, one thing I’ve learned is that submitting new work to the most appropriate journals and contests makes a big difference. It takes time to figure out where one’s work might best fit. Gradually I’m getting better at this.
I was so excited to have my poem “Birds in the Very Early Universe” selected for Prism International’s Wonder Issue, and am now eagerly awaiting the arrival of the print journal in my mailbox. It’s always a big kick to find a good home for a poem’s intro to the world.
I’m so excited to have a poem shortlisted in the 2021 Bridport Prize International Creative Writing Competition out of the UK. The Bridport attracts an amazing and diverse range of voices from around the world. Making the shortlist along with 184 other poets out of nearly 5,000 entries is, for me, an exciting first appearanceContinue reading “Poem shortlisted for Bridport Prize 2021”