The ocean brought her back from a solace she couldn't commit to for what was best for her was a moment intruded by familiar pain intruded my family gain she loaded her boat with guilt, with fear, with weakness with a broken promise to the person who's heart she prepared on the rusted anchor a … Continue reading I dreamt I was an abandoned lover watching her in a white dress that should have been spoiled
Hi Hey Hello I get tired of formalities. Can I just start a sentence with can I and not include the correct punctuation. There it is, no question mark. And no one to interrupt my typing to give me an answer or tell me that I've just begun a sentence with 'and'. So, new publication!! … Continue reading The Heartland Review Spring 2018
Lane Cove Literary Awards 2017 An Anthology has been published and made available to the public as of the 19th of April. Unfortunately I was unable to travel to Lane Cove, NSW in order to attend the book launch but I did receive a surprise in the mail! On Wednesday I received the Anthology in … Continue reading Lane Cove Literary Awards 2017 An Anthology
It's another day, a consecutive day, and I'm writing a blog post. Three months and sixteen days ago I came across the Heartland Review - 2018 Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize, and naturally I submitted a piece. The prizes offered were $350 for First Place, $100 for Second Place and $75 for Third Place. All finalists were … Continue reading The Heartland Review Press
Some poems spit ashy flames on screens we still pretend are paper - and tame them within one line and sometimes the words that seem to tame are the ones with blistered tongues. It's all words but in poems they're thrown off our shoulders in relief only for us to stare at them in fear. … Continue reading Import
I dream about a certain place. Sometimes I dream about this place constantly and sometimes months would go by before I revisit it. I slip away from the dream state into reality and refuse to open my eyes in hope that I could hold on to this glorified world within my subconscious just a little … Continue reading Syria, No Not That Syria (Lane Cove Literary Awards 2017)
In 2015 I came across the Lane Cove Literary Awards; a national award based within the Lane Cove Library, Lane Cove, New South Wales (NSW). In it's second year running, the contest included three categories; Short Story, Theatre Script and Poetry. There was also an additional three sub categories; Lane Cove Resident, Senior Prize and … Continue reading Accomplishments with Lane Cove Literary Awards
Look, look, my name is on the front cover. Her Eyes was published by Torrid Literature Publishing in late January 2017.