Thursday, 18 October 2018

'The Holy Place' chapbook, Published Poetry and CV

Welcome ...

This publications blog is an ongoing experiment. I am hoping it will enable me to keep abreast of my published poetry and related activities. I am using it to supplement the more static information on my website and the more detailed entries on my poetry blog. The ('blogpost published') dates against each post, initial post apart, are often of little significance.

Editors and others: if you see a poem title on this blog that might fit with an anthology theme or be of interest in some way, please feel free to contact me via the comments box or via the email on my profile page here. Thank you. 

Please see below for The Holy Place chapbook, Published Poems, Readings etc.


2018

Forthcoming Readings, Activities etc.

November 2018
  • Sole judge for local poetry competition, '100 Years of Remembrance'.
  • Due to read from Towards the Light at Quay Place in Ipswich on 8 November (details on flyer below), and at The Minories in Colchester. Details to follow. 



Published Poems, Readings etc.


October 2018
  • My competition entry was one of nine submissions to make the Shortlist of the Indigo Dreams Publishing competition for first full collections. Congratulations to the authors of the two winning collections, Ben Gwalchmai and Zoe Mitchell.  
  • 'A Brush with Nature' [20/2015] published by Ronnie Goodyer of Indigo Dreams Publishing for Reach Poetry #241.
  • Attended an excellent poetry workshop on the theme of 'Poet in the Landscape', arranged by Suffolk Poetry Society and led by Tamar Yoseloff, as part of the ¡Cornucopia! Alde Valley Autumn Festival. 
  • Christmas poem, 'Emmanuel's Love' [20/2018], included in Merry Christmas, Everyone, a seasonal anthology produced by the Association of Christian Writers (edited by Wendy H. Jones, Amy Robinson and Jane Clamp, 2018).
September 2018
  • First Prize in Metverse Muse Fixed Form 'Ottava Rima' Contest (Category A), adjudicated by an international jury, including Bernard M. Jackson from the UK. Winning poem: 'Vermeer’s Masterpiece, 'The Artist in his Studio (Allegory of Painting)' [1/2018].
  • 'Rainbows and Welsh Cakes' [13/2017] published by Dr. H. Tulsi in Metverse Muse #51-53.
  • 'An Island for Avocets' [20/2015] published by Ronnie Goodyer of Indigo Dreams Publishing for Reach Poetry #240.
July and August 2018
  • Two poems accepted by Ronnie Goodyer of Indigo Dreams Publishing for Reach Poetry. 
  • Poems accepted by Carole Baldock of Orbis (and Kudos
May and June 2018
April 2018
  • I was one of the readers representing Suffolk Poetry Society at our event with Poetrywivenhoe, Border Crossings II, at the University of Suffolk on Wed. 25 April. Our theme of 'Conflict and Resolution' was interpreted widely. My set comprised the following poems: 'et in terra pax' [25/2016], 'Climate Change' [17/2017], 'Lost' (about Edward Thomas) [6/2017], 'A Lesson from Homer' [29/2003] and 'Mah Jong: Clattering Sparrow' [12/2005].
    March 2018
    • Towards the light (edited by Vivien Whelpton and produced by Pam Job and Judith Wolton), containing my poem, 'et in terra pax' [25/2016], was launched at the Essex Book Festival, Colchester. (Sadly the snow prevented a number of contributors from attending the reading...)
    • Metverse Muse Golden Jubilee Issue has just arrived from India. It includes a number of my poems - 'Words from the Hygroscope' [18/2017], 'On Emily's Moor' [13/2004], 'Afternoon with Alfred Wallis in St Ives' [1/2000], 'Dragonfly Dance' [13/2013], 'Mapping You' [6/2015], 'From the Shepherd's Hut, Sutton Hoo' [20/2015] and 'A Wand of Willow' [14/2016]
    • 'To a Mermaid' [21/20117] has been awarded First Prize in 'Category A' for the Metverse Muse Burns Stanza Fixed Form Competition, adjudicated by an international jury, including Bernard M. Jackson from the UK. 
    • 'Climate Change' [17/2017], has been published in Star Tips (ed. Wendy Webb, #124).

    February 2018
    • My poem, 'Elegy for Idris Davies' [55/2001], is one of the featured poems for February on the Second Light website - here.  
    • My poet profile for Suffolk Poetry Society has been posted here

    January 2018
    • My poem, 'Land of the Wandering Snail' [27/2017], (about the habitat of the Wandering Snail, Lymnaea peregra aka Radix peregra), will feature in the Suffolk Flora Preservation Trust's 2018 Adult Education volume on the reserves at Simpson's Fromus Valley and Orchid Glade. Tim Gardiner's poem won the adult competition and my poem was commended along with two others.  The judges were Kaaren Whitney, Poet-in-Residence for the reserves, and Suffolk Poetry Society Chair, Florence Cox.

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    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, please click here

    Publication of 'The Holy Place' by John Dotson and Caroline Gill
    The Holy Place Launch Reading, 2012: co-author John Dotson,
    publisher Peter Thabit Jones and me, Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Swansea



    Reviews of Caroline's Poetry


    “Caroline Gill’s poems are written with an unerring sense of appropriate form. This makes her perception of landscapes and seas emerge all the more powerfully, as she explores places in people and people in places, the ‘rocks and stones and trees’ of Wordsworth’s poem. The effect is that of an enquiring, exciting mind, disciplined and accurate, yet also open to the magical and mysterious that lies just beneath the surface.” 
    J.R. Watson, University of Durham, 2012

    “Caroline has eighteen poems in a chapbook, 'The Holy Place' ... I really enjoyed reading them and am sure you will too."  
    Ronnie Goodyer, Editor of Indigo Dreams Publishing, in 'Reach Poetry', #170, 2012

    I would like to single out the way [Caroline] uses Scottish vocabulary so effectively in a poem called 'The Ceilidh House', which gives a very strong impression of storytelling on Skye ... Complex but clear, Caroline Gill's writing is never wrongfooted."
    Sally Evans, Editor of Poetry Scotland, 2013 

    There is rhyming musicality ... in Caroline Gill's pi├Ęce de r├ęsistance, 'Rhossili: Writing the Worm', a magnificent 8-verse poem ... This elegant poem is so very finely crafted and it virtually 'sings' throughout its 8-verse setting ... Here indeed is a fascinating joint-collection ['The Holy Place']."
    Bernard Jackson, Reviews Editor for Quantum Leap, #69, 2013  

    Caroline is a bit of a rarity these days in that she writes formal poetry and writes it well."
    Juliet Wilson, Editor of 'Bolts of Silk', Blogger at 'Crafty Green Poet', 2013

    The best poems here [in Caroline's half] are when she combines this close observation of nature with a keen sensitivity to the history and landscape of Wales (and sometimes further afield). 'Preseli Blue', for example, eulogises “the stone that sings of hiraeth” in 16 well-honed lines, while 'Rhossili: Writing The Worm', is the highlight, metrically-surefooted and musical ..."
    Matt Merritt, Blogger at 'Polyolbion', 7 April 2013  

    For anyone who has a close involvement and appreciation of nature, place and history, this is an inspiring collection."
    Ian Griffiths, Editor of 'Twelve Rivers', publication of The Suffolk Poetry Society, 2013
                                
    To buy a copy of The Holy Place, please click here.  
    Copies are £3.50 inc. p&p in the UK.  
    For online reviews of The Holy Place, please click here


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    The poem is here

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    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.