SEPTEMBER 15 - 2019

Trapdoor appears in Heroines: an anthology of short fiction and poetry, Volume II,  published by Neo Perennial Press in Australia, and edited by Sarah Nicholson and Caitlin White.

 

'With poetry and short fiction by award winning and emerging writers including: Julie Watts, Anna Jacobson, Therese Doherty, Jan Napier, Alicia Gilmore, Anne Walsh, Barbara Taylor, Jena Woodhouse, Louise Pieper, Hannah Wheeler, Clio Davidson-Lynch, Rita Togini, Pamela Hart, Kim Waters, Julie Bozza, Toni Brisland, Deanne Leber, Louise Hopewell, Jayne Fenton Keane, Linda Godfry, Toni Brisland, Wes Lee, Margaret Bradstock, Kate O'Neill, Freddy Iryss & Jane Frank.'

 

The anthology will be launched at the Heroines Festival on September 15 in Thirroul, Wollongong, Australia.

SEPTEMBER 8 - 2019

Accepted for publication in fourW, the annual anthology published by the Booranga Writers Centre at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia. 

 

Edited by David Gilbey, fourW thirty will be launched in November.

SEPTEMBER 4 - 2019

Mrs Goforth! appears in the Australian Poetry Journal 9.1 - 'resist!', guest edited by John Kinsella.

 

With new writing from: Evelyn Araluen, Magdalena Ball, Javant Biarujia, Judith Bishop, Susan Bradley-Smith, Renea ‘Rocket’ Bretherton, David Brookes, Jarad Bruinstroop, Michelle Cahill, aj Carruthers, Bonny Cassidy, Eileen Chong, Claire G. Coleman, Alison Croggon, Sarah Day, Shastra Deo, Dan Disney, Jonathan Dunk, Quinn Eades, Anne Elvey, Michael Farrell, Liam Ferney, Sophie Finlay, Toby Fitch, Lionel George Fogarty, Angela Gardner, Jane Gibian, Lisa Gorton, Patrick Gunaskera, John Hawke, Matthew Hall, Siobhan Hodge, Jill Jones, S.K. Kelen, Paul Kelly, Wes Lee, Bella Li, Kate Lilley, Jennifer Maiden, Caitlin Maling, David McCooey, Peter Minter, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Marjon Mossammaparast, Philip Neilson, Vanessa Page, Charmaine Papertalk Green, J. P. Quinton, Tara Rostron, Jaya Savige, Barnaby Smith, Laurie Smith, Alicia Sometimes, Maria Takolander, Anne-Marie Te Whiu, Richard Kelly Tipping, Ellen van Neerven, Ann Vickery, Corey Wakeling, Ania Walwicz, Kaitlen Wellington, Rae White, Alison Whittaker, Les Wicks, Jessica L. Wilkinson, Misbah Wolf, and Ouyang Yu. 

 

APJ 9.1 is available in independent bookstores in Australia and can be purchased directly from Australian Poetry

AUGUST 29 - 2019

I've Let A Man longlisted for the 2019 University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize by the judges, Kei Miller, Tricia Dearborn and Paul Munden.

 

‘The University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor's International Poetry Prize (AUD $15,000) has been offered annually since 2014.'

 

The winner will be announced in October and published alongside the longlist in the prize anthology as part of the Poetry on the Move festival.

 

AUGUST 29 - 2019

I Never Forgot, commended in the New Zealand Poetry Society 2019 International Poetry Competition, judged by Kiri Piahana-Wong. 

 

The winning and commended entries will appear in the annual anthology, alongside a number of poems selected by this year's editor Raewyn Alexander.

 

‘The New Zealand Poetry Society is dedicated to promoting, developing and supporting poetry and poets in New Zealand. Its patrons are Dame Fiona Kidman and Vincent O'Sullivan.’ 

 

'The Perfect Weight of Blankets at Night: The 2019 New Zealand Poetry Society Anthology' will be launched by the New Zealand Poetry Society in November.

AUGUST 26 - 2019

Two poems appear in Issue 15 of Noon: journal of the Short Poem, published in Tokyo, and selected by the editor Philip Rowland.

 

‘Published in hand-sewn, limited editions between 2004 and 2009, the journal aims to put some of the most interesting English-language haiku in conversation with other innovative short poetry. The new series appears online, with the journal’s style of presentation being retained as far as possible. A selection of poems from the online issues are published in printed book form every other year.’

AUGUST 22 - 2019

Dolls appears in Fast Fibres Poetry 6, launched on August 22 as part of Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day at ONEONESIX, Whangarei.

 

Fast Fibres Poetry Collective's sixth collection is edited by Piet Nieuwland & Olivia Macassey.

 

The collection is available to purchase through the Fast Fibres Poetry Collective.

 

AUGUST 15 - 2019

New Age commended in The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize 2019, chosen by the judge Brian Turner.

 

'The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize is one of Ireland’s most prestigious open poetry prizes and attracts thousands of entries from around the world.'

 

The prize is administered by the Munster Literature Centre and is named in honour of the late Irish poet, long associated with the Centre.

 

The winner is invited to read at the Cork Spring Poetry Festival each year.

AUGUST 15 - 2019

Surfers appears in Another North, an online literary magazine based in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

 

'Another North was founded in 2019. Our aim is to showcase both creative and non-fiction writing by Northern writers, people who live in the North and people who write about the North.'

AUGUST 7 - 2019

Noon: An Anthology of Short Poems (Isobar Press, Tokyo & London, 2019) is reviewed by Tony Beyer.

 

'New Zealand is well represented by some typically acute haiku from Sandra Simpson, Wes Lee’s hard-edged stanzas and, via the Tasman, the indefatigable Mark Young.'

 

Noon: An Anthology of Short Poems is published by Isobar Press in Tokyo & London and can be purchased here

AUGUST 6 - 2019

Body, Remember is reviewed in The North - The Alive & Kicking Issue.

 

The North is the flagship magazine of The Poetry Business in the UK. 

 

'Each issue includes: a lively range of international contemporary poetry by new and established writers, book reviews from mainstream publishers to smaller presses; critical articles; conversations with writers.'

 

The North 62 - The Alive and Kicking Issue is available in independent bookshops around the UK, or direct from the Poetry Business.

 

JULY 26 - 2019

Nub appears in Geometry, Issue 5, edited by Sophie van Waardenburg & Harley Hern.

 

'A literary journal publishing diverse fiction, non fiction, graphic narrative, art and poetry from New Zealand and around the world.'

Featuring the work of Elizabeth Smither, Jane Arthur, Tony Beyer, Alexis Avlamis, Kyler Marzano, Anna Livesey, Susanna Gendall, Anna Priluka, Jac Jenkins, David Merritt, Linette Marie Allen, Ojo Taiye, Damian Wampler, Jen Hickman, Josh Bettinger, Elizabeth Morton, Anna Woods, Diane Joy Schmidt, Jackie Davis, Violetta Leigh, Eli Karren, and Wes Lee.

 

Issue 5 can be purchased in independent bookstores around New Zealand or direct from Geometry.

JULY 23 - 2019

Accepted for publication in the Australian Poetry Journal, Issue 9.1 - 'resist!', guest edited by John Kinsella.

 

"Resist! is intended to be an act of advocacy for the marginalised against the often silent (and sometime aggressively loud) majority’s desire for the ‘Australian’ status quo of nationalistic, Eurocentric, colonial (in its many derivations), officially empowered, consumer-orientated, language control, to be preserved. Resist! won’t have this. Resist! is a non-violent act of shifting and refusing language-controls. It is not one cause, but many causes, but all passionately and determinedly resist the power structures of oppression with the peaceful act of the poem-making and utterance. This is a collective of individual voices with resolve. These are poems of different ‘opinions’, but poems sharing a platform to speak out and be heard.” — John Kinsella

 

APJ 9.1 will be launched in August.

JULY 21 - 2019

I'd Take the Spade appears in Strix, Issue #7, launched on July 20 at The Leeds Library

 

Edited by Ian Harker, Andrew Lambeth, and SJ Bradley, Strix is available in independant bookshops in the UK, and online here

 

‘Handsome, streamlined and sharp-eyed.’ – Carol Rumens (The Guardian)

 

JULY 14 - 2019

Accepted for publication in Heroines: an anthology of short fiction and poetry.

 

Edited by Sarah Nicholson and Caitlin White, the second in the series of anthologies will be published by Neo Perennial Press in Australia.

 

The anthology will be launched at the Heroines Festival on the 15th of September in Thirroul, Wollongong, New South Wales.

JUNE 27 - 2019

Longlisted alongside an esteemed group of poets for the Live Canon Poetry Pamphlet Prize in London. 

 

Four pamphlets will be selected for publication by Live Canon Poetry Press.

 

'Live Canon are an ensemble, performing poetry at theatres, festivals and events throughout the UK, recording poetry for radio and CDs, creating poetry installations and digital projects, publishing poetry.'

 

'What an extraordinary art form poetry is, and what justice Live Canon does to it...' - Extra Extra

JUNE 26 - 2019

Selected as a contributor to The Sky Falls Down: An Anthology of Loss, edited by Dr Gina Mercer and Dr Terry Whitebeach, and published by Ginninderra Press in Port Adelaide, South Australia.

 

The anthology will be launched in Hobart on Wednesday 26 June at 5.30pm at Fullers Bookshop.

 

'In this compelling collection, eighty-nine writers traverse their particular territory of loss and bring back travellers' tales. Their skillfully crafted accounts are insightful, inspiring, amusing, heart-breaking, resilient, and, above all, damn good reading.'

 

The Sky Falls Down: An Anthology of Loss is available in independent bookstores across Australia and can be purchased directly from Ginninderra Press.

JUNE 20 - 2019

Between Skyscrapers appears in Story Cities: A City Guide for the Imagination, launched on June 20 at The Stephen Lawrence Gallery in London, and at Blackwell's Bookshop in Manchester on June 27.

 

Story Cities is part of a collaborative research project at the University of Greenwich in London. Published by Arachne Press and edited by Ram Kehal, Rosamund Davies and Cherry Potts, the anthology includes work from writers in Australia, Eire, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, USA, and right across the UK.

 

'Story Cities explores ways in which stories respond to, reflect and re-imagine the city. A guide book to the fictional city, all cities, any city: its markets, squares, cafés, hotels, parks, stations and ports; the main streets, side streets, back alleys, dead ends and the crossroads. Never identified, the city has a voice of its own.'

 

The anthology can be purchased in bookstores around the UK, or direct from Arachne Press.

 

'This brilliant collection of flash fiction sparkles with originality.' - David Gaffney

JUNE 14 - 2019

The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 is reviewed by Emma Shi on The Reader: The Booksellers New Zealand Blog.

 

'The winners of the Poetry Prize for 2019 are especially enthralling. Wes Lee’s first prize poem The Things She Remembers #1 is a swoon of images that shout and burst.' 

The review can be read here

 

 

JUNE 10 - 2019

Body, You Let Me Down appears in Oscen, an online literary journal based in Auckland.

 

'Oscen creates and curates thought-provoking content that opens up conversation in a time of noise, fakeness and antagonism.'

 

Demolish, the second phase of Issue 2: the Power issue, can be read here.

JUNE 6 - 2019

The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 is reviewed by Harry Ricketts on Nine to Noon, June 4, hosted by Kathryn Ryan on Radio New Zealand National.

 

'If I had to pick a standout poem, I would point to The Things She Remembers #1 by Wes Lee. I will read an excerpt which will give you something of the sense of the energy of the poem... Organised with slashes in the text which keep you moving. It's a terrific poem, that's certainly one I'm going to remember.'

 

The podcast can be downloaded here

JUNE 2 - 2019

Trajectory and Night Shift appear in NOON: An Anthology of Short Poems edited by Philip Rowland, and published by Isobar Press in Tokyo.

 

NOON: An Anthology of Short Poems presents a carefully arranged and strikingly diverse selection of poems from the issues of NOON: journal of the short poem that appeared between 2004 and 2017. Focusing on poems of less than fourteen lines, Philip Rowland has assembled a richly suggestive, renga-like chain of over two hundred poems by almost half as many poets, at the same time showcasing some of the most interesting minimalist poetry being written in English today.

 

'It cheers me up that there are still people on the planet who think poetry is worth such care and attention.' – Geraldine Monk

 

'So full of splintered richness.' – Jane Hirshfield

 

'Evidences the wealth of the minimalist tradition, resolutely international.' – Alistair Noon

 

NOON: An Anthology of Short Poems will be launched at Flying Books in Shibuya, Tokyo, on Sunday 2 June at 7pm.

MAY 29 - 2019

New Year's Day: Observation Unit appears in Mimicry Journal, Issue 5, edited by Holly Hunter & Ollie Hutton.

 

Mimicry, Issue 5 will be launched on Wednesday 29 May, as part of Mouthfull Productions 'Magnitude series'.

 

'Partnering with Wellington creative media collective Mouthfull ProductionsMimicry presents a high-octane issue of electric art, poetry, prose, photography and music.'


Contributors include: Eliana Gray, Sean Hartery, Alisdair Armstrong, Molly Robson, Rhys Feeney, Erik Kennedy, Tyler Barrow, Carolyn DeCarlo, George Turner, Joy Holley, fleshy.disguise, Georgie Johnson, Sara Cowdell, Ursula Le Sin, Malibu Stacy, BIGSWEAT, O & the Mo, Gangster Phanny, H4LF CĀST, Vanessa Crofskey, Madshrew, Rebecca Hawkes, Jessica Lim, Robbie Motion, Briana Jamieson, Wes Lee, Jordan Hamel, Carter Imrie-Milne, Adam Price, Liv Gallagher, Michaela Keeble, Rose Peoples, Flynn Gough, Catriona Britton, Caroline Shepherd, Curtis Mills, Jane Arthur.

 

Mimicry, Issue 5, is available in independent bookstores and direct from the Mimicry Journal website.

MAY 25 - 2019

Recovery Room appears in The Selkie, an online literary journal based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Founded by Huriyah T. Quadri, Lis Mesa, Chelsea Welsh & Sonali Misra, The Selkie aims to support and nurture voices from diverse and often marginalised backgrounds by welcoming submissions and promoting the work of underrepresented authors and artists.

 

'Our own stories came together in a flurry of colour and culture – a British novelist exploring her Pakistani roots through her craft, a nonfiction writer born Cuban yet raised in America reflecting on immigration and identity, a Scottish poet from Edinburgh using her country’s heritage as inspiration for her work, and an Indian editor and writer navigating between her career in publishing and writing fiction – we are united by our need to create.'

MAY 5 - 2019

New Age appears in Landfall 237, edited by Emma Neale and published by Otago University Press.

 

With new writing from: John Adams, Peter Bland, Laura Borrowdale, Bill Bradford, Iain Britton, Medb Charleton, Stephen Coates, Carolyn DeCarlo, John Dennison, Lynley Edmeades, David Eggleton, Joan Fleming, Jasmine Gallagher, John Gallas, Brett Gartrell, John Geraets, Tim Grgec, Michael Hall, Rebecca Hawkes, Joy Holley, Aaron Horrell, Gail Ingram, Claudia Jardine, Sam Keenan, Erik Kennedy, Arihia Latham, Jessica Le Bas, Wes Lee, Tina Makereti, Ria Masae, Cilla McQueen, Zoë Meager, Robynanne Milford, Sean Monaghan, Art Nahill, Kavita Nandan, Rachel O’Neill, Maris O’Rourke, Claire Orchard, Joanna Preston, essa may ranapiri, Anna Rankin, Jeremy Roberts, Leanne Radojkovich, Carrie Rudzinski, Kerrin P. Sharpe, Sarah Shirley, Rachel Smith, Elizabeth Smither, Catherine Trundle, Kirsteen Ure, Tam Vosper, Tom Weston, Anna Woods, Kirby Wright.

 

'Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest running arts and literary journal. Published by Otago University Press, it showcases new fiction, poetry, essays and cultural commentary.'

 

Issue 237 is available throughout New Zealand bookstores and direct from Otago University Press.

MAY 5 - 2019

The Gateway to Dark InterCity Bus - Dunedin appear in Pink Cover Zine Issue #4, edited by Samantha Trayhurn and launched at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zine Fair in Sydney on May 5th.

 

Issue 4 on the theme of 'South' was produced in New South Wales and Begota, Columbia.

 

Featuring new writing from Rose Hunter, Allan Lake, Linda Stevenson, Richard James Allen, Em König, Dr. Laura Roriguez Castro, Denise O’Hagan, Wes Lee, Melda Copran, lou verga, Jane Downing, Dennis Garvey, Linda Kohler, Kristen de Kline, Stuart Barnes, Brianna Bullen, Jake Goetz, leónidas marechal.

 

'To be anywhere is always to be south of somewhere else. We move south in hope of different horizons. Sometimes things go south and end up worse than they were before. From southern migrations to the Great Southern Land, what happens when we orientate our words against a northern gaze?'

MAY 1 - 2019

Three Poems appear in Otoliths, Issue fifty-three. A quarterly literary magazine edited by Mark Young, in Queensland, Australia.

 

'Otolith: Any of the granules of calcium carbonate in the inner ear of vertebrates. Movement of otoliths, caused by a change in position of the animal, stimulates sensory hair cells, which convey the information to the brain. An ear stone. Collectively, the otoliths are called ear sand and otoconite.'

Issue fifty-three is available in print and online.

APRIL 16 - 2019

Sequelae appears in Meniscus Vol 7: Issue 1, edited by Jen Webb at the University of Canberra.

 

‘Meniscus is an online literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP). Its aim is to provide a showcase for the best in contemporary international writing.’

 

The editors and advisory board are based in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and welcome submissions from writers anywhere in the world.

 

‘Meniscus publishes high quality, innovative poetry, short fiction, and creative essays in English, or in other languages with a good parallel translation.’

 

The journal can be read here.

APRIL 6 - 2019

Accepted for publication in Mimicry, Issue 5, edited by Holly Hunter & Ollie Hutton.

 

Mimicry is an arts and literature journal from Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.

APRIL 2 - 2019

Before the Glittering Sea of California appears in Issue 8 of the Irish literary journal Banshee, edited by Laura Cassidy, Claire Hennessy and Eimear Ryan. 

 

Banshee will launch in Cork on April 3rd (Roundy Pub), and in Dublin on April 11th (Winding Stair Bookshop).

 

The Spring/Summer issue contains new writing from: Louise Kennedy, Cassia Gaden Gilmartin, Patrick Freyne, Rose Keating, Armel Dagorn, Chris Newlove Horton, Dominique Cleary, Stevie Heaven, Niamh Boyce, Nuala O’Connor, Valerie O’Riordan, Adam Trodd, Jill Crawford, Christopher Cusack, E.R. Murray, Stephanie Roberts, Ingrid Casey, Ian Dudley, Aria Eipe, Amy Kotthaus, Mary O’Donnell, Mary Ellen Talley, Ojo Taiye, John Kelly, Wes Lee, David Toms, Eva Isherwood-Wallace, M.T. Samuel, Cliona O’Connell, Micheál McCann, and Natalie Crick.

 

Issue 8 is available in independent bookstores in Ireland and can be purchased online here.

 

MARCH 26 - 2019

Paula Green reviews the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 on the NZ Poetry Shelf.

 

'I was hooked by Wes Lee‘s winning tour-de-force of a poem, 'The Things She Remembers #1’. Phrases accumulate like a rollercoaster memory pulling you along in a blaze of sharpness and surprise.' - Paula Green

MARCH 21 - 2019

Sand appears in More of Us published by Landing Press in Wellington. The collection was launched by Michael Wood, Under-Secretary to the Minister for Ethnic Communities, on Thursday 21 March, 5.30pm, at the National Library, Wellington.

 

'A unique collection of poems by 46 writers, from 29 countries, who have come to New Zealand as migrants or refugees.' 

 

'Families, language, fear, loss, food, and the victories that can come slowly. These are at the heart of this collection. More of Us provides a glimpse into the experiences of this diverse group of people, which includes those who made New Zealand their home decades ago, and newcomers still finding their feet.'

 

More of Us is edited by Adrienne Jansen, and can be purchased in independent bookstores around New Zealand or direct from Landing Press.

MARCH 19 - 2019

Accepted for publication in Meniscus Vol 7: Issue 1, in Canberra.

 

Meniscus is an online literary journal published by the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP). Its aim is to provide a showcase for the best in contemporary international writing.’

 

The editors and advisory board are based in Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and welcome submissions from writers anywhere in the world.

 

‘Meniscus publishes high quality, innovative poetry, short fiction, and creative essays in English, or in other languages with a good parallel translation.’

 

Vol 7: Issue 1 will launch in April.

MARCH 15 - 2019

A girl dies each night on TV appears in Not Very Quiet, Issue 4, edited by Moya Pacey, Sandra Renew, and guest editor K A Nelson.

 

Issue 4, on the theme of 'Performing gender', will be officially launched in Canberra on March 18 at Smith's Alternative.

 

Not Very Quiet is an online journal for women’s poetry from Australia and overseas. Publishing two issues per year, in Spring and Autumn.


MARCH 15 - 2019

Body, Remember is reviewed by Callan Waldron-Hall in Sphinx, in the UK

 

'In this powerful pamphlet, Wes Lee investigates how the body can play the role of both subject and object... It is this lack of being that Lee captures so well, this idea that everything’s present but something’s still missing.'– Callan Waldron-Hall 

 

Sphinx: Poetry Pamphlet Reviews and Features is published by HappenStance Press in Glenrothes, Scotland.

MARCH 12 - 2019

Shortlisted for The Overton Poetry Prize 2018 at Loughborough University in the UK.

'Wes Lee's Autobiography... This is very powerful writing that doesn’t flinch from difficult, sometimes painful subjects. Dense with visual imagery. Haunted by a sense of enclosure in so many different locations. ‘The wildness I carried away with me’ seems to be the right phrase for the narrator and the reader after this collection. We admired and enjoyed this work enormously.' – Kerry Featherstone and Carol Rowntree-Jones. 

The Overton Poetry Prize for a sequence of poems was established in memory of Professor Bill Overton, a world-respected English scholar and a former head of department at Loughborough University. Each year the winner is published by Loughborough University in chapbook form.

 

This year’s prize is judged by Kerry Featherstone and Carol Rowntree-Jones. The winner will be announced in March.

 

MARCH 11 - 2019

Accepted for publication in Landfall 237, edited by Emma Neale.

 

'Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest running arts and literary journal. Published by Otago University Press, it showcases new fiction, poetry, essays and cultural commentary.'

 

Landfall 237 will launch in May.

 

MARCH 11 - 2019

Accepted for publication in NOON: An Anthology of Short Poems edited by Philip Rowland and published in Tokyo & London by Isobar Press.

 

'The anthology brings together a selection of the best poems published in the literary journal NOON between 2004 and 2017, offering a distinctive and wide-ranging selection of contemporary short poems.'

 

NOON: An Anthology of Short Poems will be launched in May 2019.

MARCH 5 - 2019

The Things She Remembers #1 and By the Lapels appear in the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019, launched by Massey University Press at Devonport library in Auckland.

 

The Things She Remembers #1 was awarded the Poetry New Zealand Prize 2019 by Dr. Jack Ross for the most outstanding poem accepted for publication in The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook.

 

‘The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook is this country's oldest, most established poetry magazine. It is interested not only in the work of established poets and experimental writing but also in that of new writers trying to have their work recognised. It also contains reviews and articles concerning poetry in New Zealand and elsewhere.’ 

 

The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 can be purchased in independent bookstores around New Zealand, or direct from Massey University Press.

FEBRUARY 13 - 2019

Accepted for publication in the Canberra literary journal Not Very Quiet.

 

Issue 4 will be edited by Moya Pacey, Sandra Renew, K A Nelson, and launched in Canberra on March 18 at Smith's Alternative.

JANUARY 26 - 2019

Accepted for publication in Banshee, an Irish literary journal published twice a year in spring and autumn.

 

Banshee is edited by Laura Cassidy, Claire Hennessy, and Eimear Ryan, and features short stories, flash fiction, poetry, personal essays and interviews.

 

Issue 8 will be launched in the Irish spring.

JANUARY 25 - 2019

Awarded the Poetry New Zealand Prize 2019 by Dr. Jack Ross at Poetry New Zealand.

 

The prize is offered annually by Poetry New Zealand for the most outstanding poem accepted for publication in The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook.

 

The prize-winning poem will appear in The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019 scheduled to be launched in March by Massey University Press.

 

‘The Poetry New Zealand Yearbook is this country's oldest, most established poetry magazine. It is interested not only in the work of established poets and experimental writing but also in that of new writers trying to have their work recognised. It also contains reviews and articles concerning poetry in New Zealand and elsewhere.’ 

JANUARY 24 - 2019

A Dream I Had appears in Skylight 47, Issue 11, launched at an Over the Edge literary event in Galway City Library by poet/artist/journalist/film-maker Tim Cumming.

 

Skylight 47 was established in 2013 and appears in a newspaper format twice a year.

 

Issue 11 is edited by Bernie Crawford, Nicki Griffin, and Ruth Quinlan.

JANUARY 12 - 2019

Accepted for publication in the Sydney-based journal Pink Cover Zine, edited by Samantha Trayhurn.

 

Issue 4 will focus on the theme 'South':

 

'To be anywhere is always to be south of somewhere else. We move south in hope of different horizons. Sometimes things go south and end up worse than they were before. From southern migrations to the Great Southern Land, what happens when we orientate our words against a northern gaze?'

 

Issue 4 will be launched March/April.