I’m very pleased to report that I’ve won 2nd prize in the “Home is the Hunter” writing competition and my poem “Nature’s Observatory” will be featured in an anthology to be launched on Saturday 8th October at the New Lambton Community Centre, Alma Rd, New Lambton commencing at 6pm. More details can be found here: http://www.catchfirepress.com.au. The anthology will be launched by the wonderful Rosemarie Milsom. You’re invited!
My poem “Malice, Golden Afternoon” has been published in NonBinary Review #10 Alice in Wonderland. Edited by Lise Quintana and Allie Marini, the anthology contains the work of 40 authors and artists writing about, or around
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass. Digital copies are available here: https://zoetic-press.myshopify.com/products/nonbinary-review-10-alice-in-wonderland
Two poems of mine, “Urbane Shutters” and “Roots”, have been included in the Verge 2016: Futures creative writing annual. This hard copy, glossy edition focuses on diversity and pertinent issues within our society as we move to embrace our futures together and was launched at the 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival. More information can be found here: http://www.publishing.monash.edu/books/verge2016-9781925495065.html
Stop Press: “Radiology” has been selected to be included in the 2016 Best Australian Science Writing anthology!
Rob Walker and I have worked together on a number of collaborative poems and one of them, titled “Radiology”, has been published in this month’s Medical Journal of Australia. It’s an unlikely venue for poetry, but why not? While poetry may not have the specific healing efficacy of say, an antibiotic, it reaches places that standard medicine can’t (“From ranches of isolation and the busy griefs”) and opens a perception into experience that is critical to all disciplines. Read a snippet here: https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2016/204/7/radiology
I’m very happy to report that I’ve got a new story titled “Tangled up in Kelp” in Sproutlings: A Compendium of Little Fictions. The book has just been launched at this years Newcastle Writers Festival, and contains work by by forty-three authors covering such diverse themes as Welsh and Cornish mythology, Australian campfire tales, Astral and fantastic all themed around wicked plants (or seaweed as the case might be). You can grab a copy for less than a buck here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/626562
I’ve had my poem “Ashes for the Earth” included in the marvellous Novascapes Volume 2 Anthology which was launched at this year’s Newcastle Writers Festival.
Novascapes is a collection of short speculative fiction stories and poetry by authors either from or originally born (or connected in some major way) to the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW, Australia. The works are as varied and wonderful as the authors who penned them, and I’m honoured to be included. You can get hold of a copy here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/625994
All proceeds from sales of this book donated to the World Wildlife Fund
“Lucid and erudite, Sublime Planet succinctly reminds one that the body that it is part of a much greater ecosystem, and stirs the soul with its call to the duty of stewardship.” – John Burroughs, Midwest Book Review