The lovely folk at semicolon literary journal have selected a 3D mixed media artwork ‘Inside’ by Suzanne Olivante, for inclusion within issue 3 of their online journal.
(Available to DOWNLOAD from 26 January 2020)
Issue 3 features poetry by: Diane Callahan, Joshua Clayton, Josefine Stargardt,
Elizabeth Horner Turner and Daniyel Wiggins.
Non fiction work by: Michael Colbert, Paul Dickerson and Montana Leigh Jackson.
Fiction by: Annie Blake, Clayton Krollman and Megan Murphy.
Visual art by: Emily Bourne, Edward Lee, Melissa Newcity and Suzanne Olivante.
The P1XL8 store at Zazzle began stocking poetry cushions and other homewares featuring poems by Suzanne Olivante. Including ‘The Pillow Poem’ and ‘How to Insult With Shakespearean Style’, as seen on Suzanne’s YouTube channel HERE
Two double page spreads featuring a tongue twister/illustration/graphic design and facts about the tube-lipped nectar bat (Anoura fistulata) were published by Sidekick Books in their aesthetically beautiful and highly unique publication ‘Battalion’.
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.”
I lost my head!
‘Now That I’m Headless’, a poem about the ghost of Mary Queen of Scots,
was published by The Emma Press, in ‘The Head that Wears a Crown: Poems about Kings and Queens’ – an anthology of poetry and educational facts for children aged 8+.
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: Poems About Myths and Legends’ was shortlisted for the 2016 CLiPPA children’s poetry award.
Down the plug hole and to the wig shop…
Other happy news: ‘The Hungry Galactic Plughole’ (a poem about a black hole) was published by The Emma Press in ‘Watcher of the Skies: Poems About Space and Aliens’ – an illustrated anthology of poetry and educational 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.
Wrecking Ball Press published ‘Fully Booked’ in ‘Toad Tales’. Published as part of the Larkin Toads Festival in Hull. (Limited edition print)
‘Wig-a-noo’ was published in ’50 Funny Poems for Children’ by Thynks Publications.
(Limited edition print)