Monday, 29 June 2020

'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.


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Published Poems, Readings etc. 


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.
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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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, 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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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.