Thursday, 12 July 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.

The poem is here

2018

Published Poems, Readings etc.


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.

    2017


    Published Poems, Readings etc.

    December 2017

    November 2017
    • 'Treasure Hulk' [3/2017] has been published in Herrings, the Poetry in Aldeburgh anthology, edited by Nancy Warburg Astor and Andrew Hewish and published by Blue Door Press.
    • 'After the Storm' [23/2017] has been published in the November issue of Reach Poetry, Indigo Dreams Publishing.
    • 'Hawker's Hut' [25/2016] and 'Words from the Hygroscope' [18/2017] have been published in Our Favourite Poems, a Christmas pamphlet in aid of the Alzheimer's Society from the Tuesday Poetry group in Swansea.
    • My review of Out of the Silence: Memories, Poems, Reflections (SPCK 2016) by Terry Waite CBE has been published in Twelve Rivers (autumn 2017), the magazine of Suffolk Poetry Society

    October 2017
    • Thanks are due to Steve Pottinger who read my poem, 'Penwith Finger Stone' [20/2017] on my behalf at the prize-giving event and Milestone Society AGM in Long Compton on 7 October 2017 (see Greg Freeman's report here). My poem had taken Third Prize in the Milestones Competition, run by Write Out Loud on behalf of the Milestone Society and judged by Brian Patten (whose anthology, 'The Mersey Sound', co-authored with Roger McGough and Adrian Henri has just has its 50th anniversary). 
    • Two poems accepted for Reach Poetry, Indigo Dreams Publishing.
    • The staff at Disability Arts Cymru have produced an iBook of poems that rose to the top in their 2016 competition on the dual themes of austerity/extravagance. My poem, 'A Drop in the Ocean' [20/2016], which was awarded First Prize, was inspired by 'Shoreline Symphonies', a piece of artwork by Eileen Harrisson 

    September 2017
    • ¡Cornucopia! Alde Valley Festival - a poetry event with Suffolk Poetry Society and Rebecca Goss. We enjoyed Rebecca's brilliant workshop on the art of 'making' and her two reading slots. I read two of my poems, 'The Women of Linear B' [15/2005], and one about wood carving [2/2008].
    •  Poems published in Metverse Muse, #47-49 (ed. Dr. H. Tulsi, Visakhapatnam, India): 'A Wand of Willow' [14/2016] and 'Bissoe Valley' [5/2016] 
    • I took part in a wildlife/natural world 'Spirit of the Stour' Festival reading at a Poetry Recital in The Munnings Museum on Friday 8 September at 18.30 hrs. The event was arranged by Dr Tim Gardiner, 2017 Poet-in-Residence at the museum. The readers were Ian Griffiths, Sue Wallace-Shaddad, Rebecca Goss, Judith Wolton, Alex Davis, Alex Toms, David Gill, Matt Annis, Emily Hasler, Gerry Donlon and Caroline Gill. Poems in my set: 'Bright August Blues' [17/2015], 'Pepys Island' [12/2014], 'Moonshine' (Snowy Owl) [23/2010] and 'Migrant Hawker' [23/2012].  
    • My poem, 'Penwith Finger Stone' [20/2017], has been awarded Third Prize in the Milestones Competition, run by Write Out Loud on behalf of the Milestone Society and judged by Brian Patten (whose anthology, 'The Mersey Sound', co-authored with Roger McGough and Adrian Henri has just has its 50th anniversary). 
    • 'collecting dulse' [22/2017] has been published in The Cherita #3 (eBook 2017 vol i. Find Me) p.188...

    August 2017
    • My poem, 'Pareidolia People' [11/2017], was published in the August edition of Reach Poetry, #227, Indigo Dreams Publishing.   
    • My urban bird DIVERSIFLY post (#15), Wild Surprise on the Ipswich Waterfront, is up on Nadia Kingsley's Fair Acre blog.  

    July 2017
    • Guest reader at 'Poems at The Deanery' in Bury St Edmunds. I invited David (Gill) to join me as my guest reader. The evening was hosted by Michael Apichella and Maria Apichella. 
    • 'Tanka: a broken bottle' [16/2011] was published in The Colour of Poetry (a visual anthology by disabled writers and artists facilitated by arts care and supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Northern Health and Social Care Trust). 
    • My celebration of the Romanian literary journal, 'Orizont Literar Contemporan' has been published in the 60th anniversary issue. 

    2017 Poetry Summary (Jan. to June) - 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
                                 
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    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

    2017 Poetry Summary (Jan. to June) - 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.