One Minute Till… NOW!

This week saw the release of One Minute Till Bedtime, a poetry collection compiled by Kenn Nesbitt, which includes two of my poems. That was exciting… but it got even more exciting when my pre-ordered book arrived, yesterday, in the middle of a crazy-busy 24hours. I haven’t had a chance to read it cover-to-cover yet, but […]

Epigram How-To

This week’s Poetry Friday post is about another short-form poem to build your writing muscles on – the epigram. I’m linking direct to the new page I’ve created, under the Whisker of Poetry tab, so that it’s easy for people to click back and find at a later date. To read about the wise and […]

Storybird Snippets

It’s been a while since I stretched my wings on Storybird, but over the weekend I hatched a couple of poems, and as always had fun with the format – so thought I’d share two with you. I saw carrots in this art by Bitskoff, and thought of my son, who would easily eats 1kg of […]

My Niece Announces The Best Cat

*STOP THE PRESS* I just received the most adorable email from my sister – so this week’s scheduled Poetry Friday post has been delayed, until next week. (And I was rather chuffed with it, so please do check back next week.🙂 ) During my Month of Poetry this year, I wrote a (different) poetry  collection […]

A Lune and a How-To Link

Earlier in the year I saw a tweet by Jocelyn Blumgart (@jocpyp) introducing me to the poetry form lunes, as shared by one of our Poetry Friday crew, Alan Wright, during a workshop he was presenting in Adelaide. For Poetry Friday today, I share my first attempt at a lune, inspired by our indolent SavvyCat, snapped in […]

Book Week 2016

It’s Book Week in Australia; book character costumes, author visits, library visits and celebrations of all things bookish. Day One was the costume parade. I dressed up as Tiddalick the frog – and was thrilled to see Brette from my chapter book, ‘Fencing with Fear’ also put in a surprise appearance.

Poetry Olympics – Join In!

Who knew that poetry used to be an Olympic sport? From 1912-1948, Olympians competed in The Arts, which included architecture, sculpture, painting, music and … literature. Medals were awarded for works inspired by sport. In fact, founder of the Modern Olympic, Baron Pierre de Coubertin is a previous gold medal winner, with his poem, ‘Ode […]

Still the Greatest – Michael Phelps

Following the Beijing Olympics in 2008, I wrote this metaphor recipe poem about the Greatest Olympian of All Time… A lot of time has passed since then – and a lot has changed… yet nothing has changed. From 8 gold medals after Beijing, to 20 gold medals (and more) at Rio, Michael Phelps is still the […]

Poetry Guinea Pigs

This week I have been in Gladstone, Calliope and Tannum Sands, for the biennial Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale. There will be more posts to come about this, but for Poetry Friday, I share poems and pics from my workshop groups, where we were writing… POETRY! (Of course! :P) This group snuck in so quietly I […]