Poetry Slam? Ok!

Frank and Cody with the Slam Cup (The Inaugural Bob McKinnon Prize)- 30/04/2022 I haven;'t been a fan of poetry slams to date. I formed an opinion - which is dangerous for someone that doesn't get out to sniff the air all that much - that they weren't my kind of poetry, really. Anyway, I … Continue reading Poetry Slam? Ok!

The Elyne Mitchell Photo Story Award

I rarely enter poetry competitions anymore. Occasionally I am tempted to try my hand at book awards or other literary honors because it is necessary to dip a finger into the water from time to time. For the most part, I keep my head down and concentrate on writing and developing my work in my … Continue reading The Elyne Mitchell Photo Story Award

‘Seasonal’ – once more, protecting the cherries!

Have you ever had the experience of watching and waiting for your favorite fruit to ripen (say, cherries, perhaps), and then some local pest gets them just before they're ready to harvest? Perhaps everyone should try this solution … (My thanks to Claire Baldry and the Autumn Chickens website for publishing this Christmas time poem). … Continue reading ‘Seasonal’ – once more, protecting the cherries!

non-photographic south

this is not a photograph the composition however seems close to perfect from the clarity of near-focus volcanic brown scoria larger than pebble smaller than fist to the symmetry of parallel pairs of lines riding the brown over a middle-distance ridge implying disappearance after breasting the rise then perfectly aligned reappearance without a break visible … Continue reading non-photographic south

traversing the beechworth gorge

... and then we walked through untidy scrub and paths that needed reinvention across granite monoliths whole through the ages with moss now dry and thirsting lichens clinging unchanged by weather and naked rock showing a clean face and still seeming newly broken at the hands of the engineers, thirty five years after the time … Continue reading traversing the beechworth gorge