Well, it seems I’m having a bit of a run of positive poetry news at the moment. My poem ‘Iceland’ was commended in the Forest Poets annual poetry competition by the amazing, Forward-shortlisted Joelle Taylor.
Lush to have been shortlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award this year. My poem ‘The Tuna Auction’ was originally published in Anthropocene magazine earlier this month. Fingers crossed for all the shortlistees!
Chuffed to have come 4th in the Streetcake Prize for Experimental Writing. I felt a bit of an interloper at the prize-giving. I’m not sure my poem really is that experimental compared to all the wonderfully inventive pieces by other poets and prose-writers. Nonetheless it was lovely to be selected as a runner-up and huge shout out to Trinni and Nikki who run the prize! What a brilliant thing they’re doing 🙂
Over the moon to have been shortlisted for The Streetcake Prize for Experimental Writing. I love what I write. I love using poetry as a tool of inquiry: testing the limits of form, experience and knowledge. But there aren’t many places that can give it a home.
Streecake Magazine is one such place. And it’s wonderful to have a poem be shortlisted for the top prize. Good luck to all the shortlisted authors.