Monday, August 31, 2020


Stunned to learn that my poetry has been shortlisted for The Emma Press Poetry Pamphlet publication. Many thanks for the absolute labour of love that Editor Emma Wright has put into reading all of the hundreds of submissions. It's astonishing and humbling to me that my poems have made such a connection to have been selected among the final nineteen.  

Monday, August 10, 2020

Emma Press

I'm over-the-moon to have been notified that my poems made the longlist of 77 out of 413 submissions for The Emma Press Adults' Poetry Pamphlets call-out. 

Added to last week's news that my Childrens' Poetry Collections submission made the 'maybes' list of 75 out of 105, I'm feeling pretty lucky, and grateful to Emma Press Editor and namesake Emma, firstly for reading such a huge pile of submissions, but especially for connecting with my poems - poems I unreservedly put my heart into - which is the most affirming thing imaginable. 

Best of luck to all the other longlistees. As I fidget nervously to see if I make the shortlist of 15 - 30 pamphlets in the coming week, I'm certain that the published pamphlets will be worth the wait!

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics

Every once in a while an incredible person will cross your path, someone who strives above and beyond your expectations and brings great things to you that you have done little to deserve and find yourself in gratitude for. I introduce Aswin Prasanth, who, along with Rajesh Panhathodi & Augustine George, interviewed me and placed the interview in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics (Routledge Taylor and Francis). Thank you, Aswin, thank you Rajesh, and thank you Augustine. You made a little dream of mine come true.