Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Forthcoming Collection, Published Poetry and CV (2021)

2021

 

July

'On a Knife Edge - Nature in peril UK' exhibition is due to open at the Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings. Three of my poems will appear in a booklet linked to the exhibition.  

 
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May

My poem, 'Buzzing from the Bushes' [9-2020], has been published in #272 of Reach Poetry, Indigo Dreams Publishing. 

I am due to take part in the SPS-Poetry Wivenhoe 'Crossing Borders' event on 27th May. 


April

One of my puffin photographs appears on the cover of a poetry collection, Reading Between the Lines (Littoral Press), by Neil Leadbeater.


March

I read my poem, 'Wildfire' [11-20], at the online launch (30 March) of the new 'Locked Down' anthology, edited by Susan Jane Sims of Poetry Space Ltd. Do consider buying this book which is raising funds for Dr Mark Sim's fund for Cancer Research UK. 


February

The new 'Locked Down' anthology, edited by Susan Jane Sims of Poetry Space Ltd, has just been published. It contains my poem, 'Wildfire' [11-20].

 

January 

My forthcoming poetry collection is mentioned on the NEWS section of the new website for The Seventh Quarry Press

 

2020

December

My poetry blog has been included in Matthew Stewart's 'Rogue Strands Poetry Blogs of the Year' list for 2020.

 

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Previous post: CV for 2020

Previous publication: The Holy Place (2012), Poet to Poet chapbook #5, shared with John Dotson, published by The Seventh Quarry Press in conjunction with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York.

Monday, 4 January 2021

'The Holy Place' chapbook, Published Poetry and CV (2020)

December 2020

  • 'Dunwich in Winter' [28-2020] has been published in A Special Place (Tuesday Poetry anthology 2020, ed. Jean Salkilld)
  • 'Song of the Christmas Camels' [71-2002] has been published in A Christmas Sparkle (St Andrew's Rushmere Mothers' Union Publication). 

November 2020

  • 'Travellers All' [19-2020] has been published in Star Tips for Writers #140, Winter (6) 2020 (ed. Wendy Webb) 
  • Joint 4th Place (Category A) in the Metverse Muse (ed. Dr H. Tulsi, India) 'Fixed Form' Roundel challenge with 'Sea Watch' [12-2019]. 'Hogmanay Blues' [6-2020]. 'The Warkworth Hermit' [10-2017], 'Winter's Knife' [12-2011], 'Unseasonal Splash' [12-2013] and 'Dragonfly Dance' [13-2013] have also been published in the journal's Diamond Jubilee isue (2020). 
  • 'Yesterday's Plan' [29-2020] has been published in the November issue of Indigo Dreams Publishing
  • I attended two online workshops at Poetry in Aldeburgh, 'Listening to the Coast' with Maria Isakova Bennett and 'Listening into Poetry' with Dr Mina Gorji.  

 

October 2020

 

September 2020

  • 'Mount's Bay' [21-2020] has been published in Reach Poetry #264, Indigo Dreams Publishing. 

 

August 2020

  • Two poems, [19-2020] and [21-2020], accepted for publication in Reach Poetry, Indigo Dreams Publishing.


July 2020


June 2020

  • My poem, 'Spring Fever in the South of France' [3-2019] has been awarded Second Place in the Petrarchan Sonnet Fixed Form Competition (Category A) for Metverse Muse, India. Two other poems, 'Butterfly Brooch from Raasay' [7-2017] and 'Thoughts from a Tudor Rose Garden' [4-2020] have been published in the Triple Issue 57-59 of the journal. 
  • My poem, 'Wildfire' [11-2020], has been accepted for 'Locked Down: poems, diaries and art from the 2020 pandemic, an international anthology of lockdown poems' to be published by Poetry Space (ed. Sue Sims). 


May 2020

  •  My poem, 'Elegy for Idris Davies' [55/2001], is now online here as part of the Poetry Library Southbank Centre's digitisation of The Seventh Quarry (ed. Peter Thabit Jones, Wales). 
  •  I completed Jim Bennett's (most enjoyable) PoetryKit course on 'Nature Poetry'.
  • My poem, 'Eris and the Apple' [13/2020], has been published alongside artwork by Jongo Park (South Korea) on p.69 in the 7th international eBook edition of Immagine e Poesia, edited by Huguette Bertrand (Canada) and Lidia Chiarelli (Italy). The anthology is dedicated to Lawrence Ferlinghetti to mark his 101st birthday.   

 

April 2020

  • My poem, 'Bound for Sicily' [19/2017], has been published in Reach Poetry from Indigo Dreams Publishing.
  • I completed Jim Bennett's (most enjoyable) PoetryKit course on 'Using Traditional Forms in Modern Poetry'.


Febuary 2020

  • My poem, 'The Beachcomber' [24/2018], has been published in Reach Poetry from Indigo Dreams Publishing.



January 2020

  • My poem, 'Warkworth Hermitage: a Place Apart' [29/2018], published in Reach Poetry from Indigo Dreams Publishing, was awarded 4th Place in The Box for the Readers' Vote.

 

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2020 Poetry Summary - here
2019 Poetry Summary - here
2018 Poetry Summary -
here

2017 Poetry Summary -
here

2016 Poetry Summary -
here

2015 Poetry Summary -
here

2014 Poetry Summary -
here

2013 Poetry Summary -
here

2012 Poetry Summary -
here

2011 Poetry Summary -
here

Awards, Photography, Art and older CV items - here 
 

2012: The Holy Place, Launch and Reviews - here 

To buy a copy of The Holy Place (£3.50 for UK), please press the CONTACT bar here.

 

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Published Prose 2021

'Remembering the Reverend Dr John Robert Walmsley Stott CBE' (written with David Gill), The Treasury, April 2021. 

'Tell me the Stories of Jesus', Bethesda magazine, Burry Green, Gower, April 2021.

Saturday, 19 September 2020

Poetry Summary (2019)

  

2019

December 2019

  • My poem, 'Warkworth Hermitage: a Place Apart' [29/2018] was published in Reach Poetry from Indigo Dreams Publishing.

 

November 2019

  • I read two poems, 'Storm and Steam' [5/2019] (from the new anthology) and 'Penwith Fingerstone' [20/2017], at the launch event of Port in the Peter Pears Gallery on Friday 8 November at Poetry in Aldeburgh. Port is a new book, produced and published by MW Bewick and Ella Johnston of Dunlin Press. Copies can be purchased here. Cover image design: Ella Johnson.

 




 
October 2019

  • Poem, 'Carleon Cove' [10/2019], has been pinned to the Places of Poetry map. 
  • My poem-and-letter submission [9/2019] has been accepted for the Indigo Dreams Publishing 'Dear Dylan' anthology (to be edited by IDP poet and Cheltenham Poetry Festival Director, Anna Saunders).
  • My poem, 'Trim, the most affectionate of friends' [23/2018], has been published in the October issue, #253, of Reach Poetry from Indigo Dreams Publishing. Also in #253 I was interested to read the published comments from Angela Porter concerning my sestina, 'Scales of Silence' (publication details below), and pauses in the reconstructed music of Athanaeus from Ancient Greece. Thank you, Angela.  

 

September 2019

  • The September issue of Reach Poetry from Indigo Dreams Publishing revealed that my poem, 'Scales of Silence', took First Place in the Reach Poetry readers' vote for August. 

 

August 2019

  • My poem, 'Two Shepherds in Tam-O'-Shanters' [25/2018], has been awarded First Place (Category A) in the Terza Rima Contest for the Metverse Muse, 54th to 56th Triple Issue, ed. Dr. H. Tulsi, India. 
  • Two poems, '2nd February at Greyfriars, Dunwich' [20/2019] and 'Cockle Women' [7/2006], have been included in Metverse Muse, 54th to 56th Triple issue, June 2019 (ed. Dr. H. Tulsi, India). 
  • My sestina, 'Scales of Silence', has been published in Reach Poetry, #251.

 

 June 2019

  • My poem, 'The Atlas Moth' [36/2018], has been published in Reach Poetry, #249.

 

May 2019

  • My poem, 'Afternoon Tea in The Guggenheim' [4/2019] has been included in the 2019 Immagine e Poesia E Book anthology, edited by Huguette Bertrand and Lidia Chiarelli. The international anthology of poems paired with artworks is a birthday tribute to Lawrence Ferlinghetti on the occasion of his 100th birthday.
  • 'Puffin's Assembly' [15/2016] awarded an Honourable Mention in the Orbis (ed. Carole Baldock) Readers' Awards for #186. 
  • 6th Festival of Suffolk Poetry (11 May): I attended a workshop led by Grevel Lindop on the 'Music of Place', and read two poems, my milestone one [5/2019] and [5/2019], with Felixstowe Cafe Poets on the theme of 'Earth and Space Matters'.  
  • Featured Poet of the Month in the poetry pages for FreeXpresSion (ed. Peter Pike and Catherine Lee), Australia. Poems included in the feature:  [15/2015], [13/2017], [20/2015], [1/2000], [13/2004], [13/2013], [6/2015] and [14/2016].  


 

April 2019

  • My harbour poem [5/2019] has been accepted for inclusion in Port, the forthcoming anthology from Dunlin Press.

 

March 2019

  • Attended the AGM of Suffolk Poetry Society and read 'Puffin's Assembly' [15/2016] (see below under February) at the post-meeting Reading on Exits and Entrances. 
  • My poem, 'Elegy for Idris Davies' [55/2001], is one of the featured poems for February on the Second Light Live website - here (and scroll down a little).   
  • 'Afternoon Tea in The Guggenheim' [4/2019] has been accepted for the 2019 Immagine e Poesia E Book, edited by Huguette Betrand and Lidia Chiarelli. 

 

February 2019

  • 'Puffin's Assembly' [15/2016] published in Orbis #186 (ed. Carole Baldock).

 

January 2019

  • '(W)hole Thoughts at Men-an-Tol' [35/2018] published in Reach Poetry, #244 (ed. Ronnie Goodyer), Indigo Dreams Publishing, January 2019
  • [15/2015], [13/2017], [20/2015], [1/2000], [13/2004], [13/2013], [6/2015] and [14/2016] for the poetry pages for FreeXpresSion (ed. Peter Pike and Catherine Lee), Australia.   

 

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2020 Poetry Summary - here
2019 Poetry Summary - here
2018 Poetry Summary -
here

2017 Poetry Summary -
here

2016 Poetry Summary -
here

2015 Poetry Summary -
here

2014 Poetry Summary -
here

2013 Poetry Summary -
here

2012 Poetry Summary -
here

2011 Poetry Summary -
here

 

For Awards, Photography, Art and older CV items, please click here. 

To buy a copy of The Holy Place (£3.50 for UK), please press the CONTACT bar here.