Info/News 2017

  • Spotlight feature in January following poetry slam in 2016
  • Poems (You And I, If I Wanted To) published in Obsessed With Pipework Issue 77
  • Bookend, shortlisted for Acumen publication, failed at the last hurdle (staying away from sharp objects for the time being)
  • Poem entered for The Caterpillar Children’s Poetry Prize (details) … disappointed again
  • Verbalise Open Mic (Fat Roland headlining) on Saturday April 29th … opportunity to try out some of the recent stuff that occasionally surfaces on this blog and meet up with poetry chums from Kendal
  • More clog news … “Clog!” to feature in Spilling Cocoa Over Martin Amis in May #Clogtastic : ) Click here to read 🙂
  • Curlew poem submitted and accepted for anthology raising funds for conservation purposes (details) … Curlew Calling; publication in May/June 2017 Read and Listen
  • Three new poems accepted by Clear Poetry (Man Without a Pullover, Then it Rains and How Bad It Is). Scheduled to appear on the website on Monday 22nd May. Listen on Soundcloud Watch on YouTube
  • Poem (Dung!) wins RebeccaColbyBooks poetry prize (May 2017) : )
  • Poem (Blanket) appearing June 29th 2017 on Ink, Sweat & Tears  : )
  • Invitation to read at the opening of Hawkshead poetry cafe (May/June 2017)
  • Work begins (end of April) and entered (May) on something for the Whitaker Words Weekend … Jane is confident and offers to pick up the prize for me in advance
  • No joy with the Whitaker (sorry Jane)
  • Poem entered in Write Out Loud “Milestones” competition (June … results August)
  • Reading Incoming and Neil Ansell’s Nest Of Bones at the Cumbrian launch of Curlew Calling at Sprintmill on 15th July … do come!
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  • Poem (Old Dog) appearing in new online poetry magazine Atrium July 25th 2017 #HappyHappyHappy : )
  • Poems (Look, Multiple Choice) appearing in Obsessed With Pipework Issue 79 in August 2017
  • Death On A Pavement has been accepted for Issue 9 of Zoomorphic … appearing in the autumn.
  • Return To Mardale and On Good Days to be published in Atrium Poetry early next year.
  • Incoming chosen as Write Out Loud’s Poem Of The Week (6/8/17 – 13/8/17) … #WooHoo 🙂
  • Raven’s Last Journey shortlisted for Milestones Poetry Competition   (August 2017) … poem to be included in the Milestone Anthology in October
  • A Watershed Moment in Leamington For Henry Rupert Milestone to be published in Issue 41 of LUPO next March (2018)
  • Fireweed accepted for publication in the October issue of Riggwelter
  • Three Drops from a Cauldron (the Samhain 2017 special edition) will include ‘Pontefract Postponed‘ October 13th 2017
  • Freedom poem for kids published on Liz Brownlee’s Poetry Roundabout (Sept 2017)
  • Two poems chosen in the Marsden Jazz Festival Poster Poem Competition 2017 (Leaky Welly Blues and Ballad Of Nigel Bates) #WooHoo
  • One Called Paul accepted for publication in the November issue of Riggwelter
  • Reading at the Kendal Mountain Festival 2017 on November 18th
  • Headlining at Verbalise November 25th 2017
  • Silly Folk accepted for publication in the Winter Edition of The Caterpillar Magazine
  • One Called Paul taken up by Fairacre Press to appear in Diversifly, an anthology of poetry and art about urban birds (edited by Nadia Kingsley). The book is being published in the New Year and features work by poets Andrew McMillan, Brian Bilston, Carrie Etter, Kaite O’Reilly, Dorothea Smartt, James Sheard, Amaal Said, Sabrina Mahfouz (and yours truly … )  🙂
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