The lovely folk at semicolon literary journal have selected my 3D mixed media artwork ‘Inside’, for inclusion within issue 3 of their online journal.
(Available 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.
You can find out more about the journal, the contributors and download your free copy
Which ruthless Queen enjoyed toasting people to a crisp? Whose reign lasted only nine days and which King trained his pet monkey to give rude gestures?
‘The Head That Wears a Crown: Poems About Kings and Queens’ (published 2019), is an illustrated anthology for children, aged eight plus. Published by the award winning Emma Press, the selected poems are written in a variety of poetic styles, with dramatic and often humourous interpretations, rather than factually precise accounts about the monarchy. Edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Dai’an Wright, the anthology includes poems by:
Aileen Ballantyne, Meghan Ballard, Melanie Branton, Carole Bromley,
Jane Burn, John Canfield, Mary Anne Clark, Rebecca Colby,
Shauna Darling Robertson, Dharmavadana, Julie Anne Douglas,
Matthew Haigh, Jack Houston, Kirsten Irving, Anna Kisby,
David McKelvie, Emma Rose Millar, Fiona Mills, Brian Moses,
Laura Mucha, Alan Murphy, Rachael M Nicholas, Richard O’Brien,
Suzanne Olivante, Catherine Olver, Kate O’Neil, John H Rice,
Catherine Rockwood, Toby Sligo, Jennifer Watson, Jeremy Wikeley,
Kate Wise, Elli Woollard and Ros Woolner.
Peppered throughout the book, you will find educational facts relating to members of the British, Scottish and Irish monarchy. The anthology also includes an interview with historian Dr Kate Wise and guidance from editor Rachel Piercey, on how to write your own poem. The gorgeous crown illustration on the front cover, shines with gold leaf foiling. The large print and wide page format all add to the attraction factor for children.
As you travel back in time, over 2000 years, you can learn the Muddy Marching Song or The Song of the Spider, read old letters and Queen Victoria’s Tweets.
Adults will doubtless enjoy reading the poems aloud to children, (adding the voices of course) and together, discovering the quirky and fascinating Kings and Queens of long ago.
You can order the book direct from The Emma Press
your local independent book store, or online book stores.
Today is International Limerick Day and I’m having fun creating limericks.
If you’ve not tried this poetry form before, Conrad van Dyk explains how to craft the perfect limerick on his website The Nature of Writing
The less traveled path – a path often taken by writers and creatives.
Hooray! It’s only 2 weeks until GloPoWriMo and NaPoWriMo. I’m looking forward to reading your poetry on WordPress next month.
I just wanted to let you know that I will not be posting writing prompts this year, as
I have other priorities and I also want to concentrate on taking part in the month-long challenge.
If you find yourself stuck for prompts, you can still find my GloPoWriMo prompts from 2018 on my blog. I also post writing prompts on TWITTER every Monday. These are offered via shared artworks, photographs, videos, and short animated films.
Good luck with the challenge.
The Charles Causley Trust invite you to submit your poetry for the Young People’s Poetry Prize 2018. This year’s theme is ‘the Cornish countryside.’
There are three entry levels:
Category A for children aged 5 to 11
Category B for young people (in Secondary education) aged 11 to 16
Category C for young people aged 16 to 18
You must live in Cornwall.
Closing date: Friday 20th July 2018
Download an entry form and find out more
from The Charles Causley Trust
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Today’s theme: Abandoned buildings — Ruins, Derelict, Haunted, History, Post war, Atlantis/Machu Pichu/Other …
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What a busy month it’s been. I hope that you have found some of the photo prompts appealing and inspiring during the global poetry writing challenge. It’s been a pleasure selecting them for you and reading your work.
My usual Monday Motivation writing prompts, (a variety of words and images), will recommence from May, on Twitter at 06:30 and 17:00 (UK time) at OlivantePoetry
Happy writing and my best wishes,
Thank you to all of the poets that have utilised my Photo Poetry Prompts during
Global Poetry Month. I hope you found some of them appealing and inspiring. I had fun selecting them for you. I do hope we can stay connected on WordPress/Twitter.
my best wishes to you,