If at first you don’t succeed…

…what ever you do, don’t give up! This morning I received some lovely news. A magazine in which I’ve been longing to appear accepted a poem to be published in their Winter Issue (Christmas because they are in the northern hemisphere). I have been submitting poems to this particular magazine since 2015 – 18 poems […]

If I Were a Poet…

  If I were a poet I wonder if I could write lots of poems that spread wings and fly   Well that’s exactly what one of my poems has done. The very first poem that I wrote specifically for children, If I Were a Giant, has flown the coop and landed not only in […]

POETRY FRIDAY

I’ve been meaning to join in on #poetryfriday for ages and thanks to this post on Renée LaTulippe’s blog I now know how to do it so thanks for that Renée.   When I went to Christie’s blog, Wondering and Wandering – I was delighted to see that her blog title was “Birds of a […]

Jackie’s Annual Poetry/Stories in Verse Competition is now open…

It’s that time again – but this time Summer is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with a Xmas Competition… Running from 15th November to 15th January 2017     Unpublished Never edited by yours truly Any theme Must be written in rhyme and meter A poem captures a moment (usually shorter) A verse […]

One Minute Till Bedtime – Blog Tour/Celebration

Welcome to our online celebration of Kenn Nesbitt’s beautiful collection of poems written by 65 poets from all around the world. Below you will find a display of some of the poems that didn’t make it into the anthology. I thought this might be a fun way to showcase some well loved rejections while also […]

Common Rhyme & Meter errors

Well half price July was a huge success with over 40 poems and stories in verse now tight as a drum! I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sent their manuscripts in – it really can be a daunting thing to do and I appreciate you trusting your work with […]

‘Celebrating Australia, a year in poetry’ by Lorraine Marwood, Published by Walker Books – BLOG TOUR

Today I would like to welcome Lorraine as she launches her brand new poetry collection titled, ‘Celebrating Australia, a year in poetry’. Lorraine is a force to be reckoned with in the world of poetry winning The Prime Minister’s Literary Award for her verse novel, Star Jumps in 2010. This is her third collection of […]