Thursday, 11 August 2022

Published Poetry and CV (2022)

 


POETRY COLLECTION

Details of my first full poetry collection, Driftwood by Starlight (The Seventh Quarry Press, 2021), can be found here

2022 NEWS 

My entry for the Hedgehog Poetry Press 'Wee Collection Challenge' has won First Prize, and will be published in 2023.

POETRY PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS

Details of my poetry publications and a summary of my poetry awards can be found 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.

PRE-2022: DETAILS OF POEMS, AWARDS AND CV ITEMS

Details of poems published in 2021 can be found here.  

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 

2022: (MAINLY) PUBLISHED WORK 

2022

August 2022

  • Poem [26-2022] has been accepted for publication in Reach Poetry (Indigo Dreams Publishing).
  • My poem, 'Invitation' [26-2022], is up on Instagram (here as a video) as part of the Festival of Suffolk. Members of Suffolk Poetry Society are reading their Festival poems during August. 

July 2022

  • My review of Where Shadows Stir by Byron Beynon has been published in The Seventh Quarry (Summer/Autumn 2022). You can buy the collection here.

June 2022

  • A review by Dilys Wood of Driftwood by Starlight has been published in Artemis (Second Light journal). 
  • My poem, 'The Border' [20-2022], has been published in the anthology, Hope for Ukraine (Tim Saunders Publications, 2022). All the proceeds from the sale of the anthology are being donated to the Sunflower of Peace Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to helping Ukrainians affected by the horrific invasion.

May 2022

  • My poem, 'Basking Shark Blues' [10-2021], has been accepted for publication in the second IDP anthology of Voices for the Silent.
  • My poem, 'Blubber, Fin and Tails' [13-2022], has been selected by Hannah Ellis and Mab Jones for the 'Love the Words' #DylanDay 2022 international eBook - here
  • Another #DylanDay poem, 'Tide Notes' [16-2022], has been included in Lidia Chiarelli's 2022 presentation - here (and scroll down to the seventh piece).
  • I read 'Isabella Tiger Moth Greets the Woolly Bear Caterpillar' [42-2009] on the ACW TRELLIS Zoom, 14 May, on the theme of 'change'. The poem is in my collection, Driftwood by Starlight
  • My poem, 'To a Roman Mouse from Vindolanda[15-2021], published in Metverse Muse #967-69, has won me Joint First Prize with Catherine Lee in Category A of the Metverse Muse Fixed Form (Shakespearean Sonnet) Contest. 
  • Not a poem, but my Redwing photograph features on the cover of The Gloucester Fragments (Littoral Press), a new collection by Neil Leadbeater.  
  • My poem, 'The Border' [20-2022], has been accepted for publication in the Hope for Ukraine anthology,to be published by Tim Saunders.

April 2022

  • My poem, 'Leaf-cutter Bee' [20-2020], has been published in Reach Poetry #282 (Indigo Dreams Publishing) for April 2022.

March 2022

  • My poem, 'Et in terra pax' [25-2017], was recorded for UCB Radio (Ireland). 
  • 'Tide Notes' [16-2022] was published for #DylanDay 2022 on Lidia Chiarelli's site here (it is the sixth picture-poem on the page).

February 2022

  • My entry for the November 2021 Hedgehog Poetry Press 'Wee Collection Challenge' has won First Prize, and will be published. 
  • My poem, 'A Tale of Two Owls' [29-2015], has been published in #280 of Reach Poetry (Indigo Dreams Publishing).  
  • 19th February. I read 'Dunwich in Winter' [28-2020]  from Driftwood by Starlight at the ACW Trellis online poetry day.

January 2022

Saturday, 2 July 2022

'Driftwood by Starlight' (The Seventh Quarry Press, 2021): Update of 2022 Reviews, Mentions etc.

 

Driftwood by Starlight Launch Day, 3 August 2021


Reviews 

  1. August 2021 - review by Juliet Wilson on The Crafty Green Poet site, here.  
  2. Tracey Foster, whose review on Everybody's Reviewing was arranged by Dr Jonathan Taylor, Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Leicester - here 
  3. Neil Leadbeater on the Write Out Loud site - here
  4. Neil Leadbeater in Littoral magazine #8 (ed. Mervyn Linford) - here.  
  5. James Knox Whittet in Twelve Rivers (Vol.12, issue 2, Autumn/Winter2021). Twelve Rivers is the magazine of Suffolk Poetry Society. 
  6. D.A. Prince in Orbis #198, Winter 2021 (Review title, 'Stones, Sea and Sky', p.57).
  7. Richenda Milton-Daws in the ArtServe magazine, Winter 2021. 
  8. Jessica Newport in The Seventh Quarry magazine, Winter/Spring 2022.  
  9. Dilys Wood in in Artemis poetry #28 (Second Light journal).


Q and A Interviews

  1. Questions from Maria Lloyd (@mariatlloyd) at the University of Reading about the collection. Links to the Q&As can be found here.
  2. Sue Wallace-Shaddad, Secretary of Suffolk Poetry Society, In Conversation, Twelve Rivers (Vol.12, issue 2, Autumn/Winter2021). Twelve Rivers is the magazine of Suffolk Poetry Society.

 

Online Features

  1. July 2021 - Writers' Online Showcase section, here.  
  2. Creative Writing at Leicester blog, arranged by Dr Jonathan Taylor, Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Leicester - here.  
  3. Poetry Blog Digest on Via Negativa (Dave Bonta) - here. 
  4. 23 November 2021 - Newcastle University News - here. 'Alumna Publishes First Poetry Collection, Driftwood by Starlight.'  
  5. May 2022 - Walthamstow Hall magazine

 

Others Mentions and Listings

  1. 31 July 2021 - The Poetry Society, Members' e-bulletin. 
  2. 27 July 2021 - The Poetry School, e-newsletter. 
  3. 12 July 2021 - ACW eNews, bulletin #27
  4. September 2021 - In Touch (Suffolk community magazine). 
  5. Autumn 2021 - Star Tips #143 (with sample poem)  
  6. Autumn 2021 - ARTEMISpoetry #27
  7. December 2021 - Exeter University: Celebrating our Alumni Authors

Readings

  1. 3 August 2021 - Online launch and reading, with Peter Thabit Jones of The Seventh Quarry Press and guest readers, Susan Richardson, Jean Salkilld and David Gill reading their own work. 
  2. 7 October 2021 - Suffolk Poetry Society National Poetry Day event in Ipswich Library, Suffolk, UK. Three poems from the collection were included in, and read out on my behalf, as part of an event on the theme of 'Choice'.  
  3. 19 February 2022 - ACW Online Poetry Day. I read 'Dunwich in Winter'. 
 

Matthew Stewart's 'Best Poetry Blogs of the Year' 2021 List

  1.  14 December 2021 - I was to be included in the list on account of my posts about Driftwood by Starlight.
 

Friday, 1 July 2022

Publications and Prizes (Update of 2022)

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Poetry Publications

  • 2020    Driftwood by Starlight (The Seventh Quarry Press), first full collection. 
  • 2012    The Holy Place (The Seventh Quarry Press, Wales, in conjunction with Cross-Cultural Communications, New York), Poet to Poet chapbook, shared with John Dotson. 
  • 2023   Polar Corona (Hedgehog Poetry Press), a slim prize-winning pamphlet, forthcoming.

 


Summary of Main Prizes and Awards

  • 2022    First Prize: Hedgehog Poetry Press ‘Wee Collection’ Challenge.
  • 2017    Third Prize: Milestones Competition, judged by Brian Patten.
  • 2014    Overall Winner: ZSL Poetry Competition on the theme of ‘Conservation’.
  • 2009    Third Prize: Haddon Library ‘Cambridge University 800’ Poetry Competition.
  • 2007    Overall Winner: Petra Kenney Poetry Prize (£1000).*
  • 2005    First Prize, Adult Section: Ottakar/Faber Carmarthen Store Poetry Competition. 
  • 2005    First Prize: Writing Magazine Ottava Rima Competition.
  • 1972    Overall Winner: Sevenoaks Three Arts Festival Grove Poetry Trophy (aged 11).

 

* judged by Michael Schmidt, John Whitworth, Alison Chisholm and Morgan Kenney.

 

 


Tuesday, 14 December 2021

'Driftwood by Starlight' (New PoetryCollection), Published Poetry, CV and Events (2021)

2021
 
 

 
June 2021: published by The Seventh Quarry Press:
 
DRIFTWOOD BY STARLIGHT, a first full-length collection by Caroline Gill. 
 
Available here.
'With elegance and finesse, she masters a range of traditional forms, all of which beg to be read aloud so their musicality can be fully relished ...' 
- from the back cover blurb by Susan Richardson, author of Words the Turtle Taught Me (Cinnamon Press, 2018), shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award.
Reviews, Readings etc. here.

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December
14 December 2021 - I am delighted to be included in Matthew Stewart's 'Best Poetry Blogs of the Year' 2021 List on account of my posts about Driftwood by Starlight
 
Two poems published in Star Tips #144 (ed. Wendy Webb, the final issue): 'Song of the Christmas Camels' [71-2002] and 'Sea Star' [6-2014].
 

October

The Suffolk Poetry Society has just published a calendar for 2022, its 70th anniversary year. My villanelle, 'Dunwich in Winter' [28-2020] from my new collection, Driftwood by Starlight, is the featured poem for January. It also includes a poem by David Gill for October.
A small set of my poems, [25-2014], [25-2016] and [26-2004], was read out in Ipswich Library for a Suffolk Poetry Society celebration of National Poetry Day 2021, on the theme of 'choice'. 
'Migrant Hawker' [23-2012] was published in Star Tips #143 (ed. Wendy Webb) for Autumn 2021
 
August
Driftwood by Starlight is one of the featured books on the Subscribers' Showcase page at WritersOnline, here and here.  
'Your Yellow Sails'  [30-2020] has been published in the August issue of Reach Poetry, Indigo Dreams Publishing. 
 
July

'On a Knife Edge - Nature in peril UK' exhibition opened at the Lettering Arts Centre, Snape Maltings. Three of my poems have been published in 'On a Knife Edge', a Suffolk Poetry Society publication linked to the exhibition: 'Lines to a Linnet' [5-2021], 'Nest-stealer' [9-2021] and 'Mustelid Encounter' [2-2021].  

A poem [28-2020] has been selected for inclusion in the Suffolk Poetry Society's 70th anniversary 'publication'. 

 

May

On a Knife Edge has just been published by Suffolk Poetry Society (inspired by The Lettering Arts Trust exhibition, 'On a Knife Edge'). The publication contains three of my poems: 'Lines to a Linnet' [5-2021], 'Nest-stealer' [9-2021] and 'Mustelid Encounter' [2-2021].

27 May: 'Crossing Borders'. I took part in the annual Suffolk Poetry Society and Poetry Wivenhoe Crossing Borders event on the theme of 'Digging up the Past'. My set comprised 'The Women of Linear B' [9-2009], 'Wildfire' [11-2020] (the eruption of Vesuvius, 79AD) and  'Sleepover at the Museum' [9-2009].   

#DylanDay 2021

My poem, 'Tentacles and Tar' [9-2019] and a 'letter' have been published in Dear Dylan, a new Dylan Thomas anthology edited by Anna Saunders and Ronnie Goodyer, and published by Indigo Dreams Publishing.

My poem, 'The Gothic Arch' [8-2021], has been published on the Immagine e Poesia Dylan Day Celebration site.

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


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' [11-2020], 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' [11-2020].

 

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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An earlier 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.