News & Publications

Autumn 2018 news

Two double page spreads featuring a tongue twister/illustration/graphic design and facts about the tube-lipped nectar bat (Anoura fistulata) have been published by Sidekick Books in their aesthetically beautiful and highly unique publication ‘Battalion’.
Due for release late September/early October 2018.
You can watch a short video about the tube-lipped bat and its snake-like tongue, HERE

Side Kick Books is manned by Jon Stone and Kirsten Irving, under the
auspices of notorious ex-alchemist Dr Fulminare (that’s ‘fuhl-muh-nar-ee’).
A quote from their website: “A POEM is a potent thing. It has no natural place or purpose. It could be a spell, a song, a story, a sculpture, a treasure, a trinket, a toy, a riddle, a nugget, a potion, a record, a rune. A poem is a broken-off sliver. A poem is slippery.”

More news …

‘Now That I’m Headless’, a poem about the ghost of Mary Queen of Scots,
has been published by The Emma Press, in their new anthology for children:
‘The Head That Wears a Crown’ – poems and facts about the Kings and Queens of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
*Due for release late autumn 2018.

The Emma Press is an independent poetry publisher founded by Emma Wright, formerly of Orion Books. They were shortlisted in the Publishers’ category of the Michael Marks Awards in 2014 and 2015, and won it in 2016. Their poetry anthology for children, Falling Out of the Sky’ was shortlisted for the 2016 CLiPPA children’s poetry award.


Twitter Prompts
Suzanne tweet’s Writing and Poetry Prompts @OlivantePoetry 06:30 and 17:00 (UK time) every Monday. A mixture of photographic and written prompts.

Past News

Other happy news: In October 2016 ‘The Hungry Galactic Plughole’ (a poem about a black hole) was published by The Emma Press in ‘Watcher of the Skies’, a new anthology of space and alien themed poems and facts for children.  Available in paperback and E-book formats. The E-book edition is only available direct from the Emma Press. Please consider ordering your paperback from your local independent book store to support their business.

2016 – Suzanne’s poem ‘Hiding Under the Cover’ was shortlisted for the National Literacy Trust Poetry Prize 2015 in association with Bloomsbury Children’s Books – publisher of the Harry Potter books.

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