Tuesday, 15 October 2019

'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.

Published Poems, Readings etc.

2019

Future events 

November 2019
  • Launch of Port (details to follow soon). Port is a new book, produced and published by MW Bewick and Ella Johnston of Dunlin Press. It contains one of my poems. Cover image design: Ella Johnson.

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Current and past events 
 

October 2019
  • 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 Betrand 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.  

2018

December 2018
  • My Poetry and Writing blog receives a mention in Matthew Stewart's Rogue Strands list of Best UK Poetry Blogs for 2018.  
  • 'Land of the Wandering Snail' [27/2017] has been published in Suffolk Flora Preservation Trust Adult Education Series 5 (2018): Ripples and Reflections, Leiston Press Ltd.  
  • Three short poems have been published in Star Tips for Writers #128 (2018/No.6) ed. Wendy Webb. The poems are: (cherita) rejoice for our silent trees [40/2018], Under a Star (Magi poem) [41/2018], and Three Cliffs Bay (Magi poem) [42/2018]
  • 'The Ceilidh House' [47/2009] has been published online in Quill and Parchment for December - here.  
  • 'Esto perpetua (May it last for ever)' [37/2018] was published by Ronnie Goodyer of Indigo Dreams Publishing for Reach Poetry #243.  
November 2018
  • Sole judge for local poetry competition, 'Remembrance 100'. I hosted our local 'Remembrance 100' Poetry Prize-giving afternoon of readings.
  • I read from Towards the light: Poems of reconciliation at Quay Place in Ipswich on 8 November (flyer below), and on Saturday 10 November at The Minories in Colchester.  
  • Poetry in Aldeburgh: I attended two workshops, 'The 3 Ps of Getting Published' by Helena Nelson of HappenStance Press and 'Writing the Dangerous and the Wild' led by Pascale Petit.   
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.
  • Two poems, [35/2018] and [37/2018], accepted for Reach Poetry, Indigo Dreams Publishing
  • 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. 
  • Poem 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.