Poetry News arrived just as Our Membership Manager Paul McGrane said it would .. on time for the December issue avoiding both the black ice and snow or the cold snap here in the South of England!
A Happening at Great Dixter Gardens a poem by Katrina Naomi is featured together with another called "Disclosure" and "Disclosure" is penned by Sarah Westcott . they are both short, sharp and well presented poems and are the published poems of Members of the Poetry Society - publication /free/for members which goes along with the annual membership fee! I have not had my poems published in Poetry News but I did win at their recent Raffle ...so always look on the bright side!
Celebrating a homecoming - is a line combining the formation of the Poetry Society 100 Years ago and there link is with the tree in Trafalgar Square this year - quoted as a "collaboration between the Poetry Society, The Royal Norwegian Embassy and Weestminster City Council" . a most impressive link!
The Ted Hughes Award for New Work: - who do you think made the most exciting contribution to poetry this year? All Poetry Society Members are asked to nominate a poet as their candidate for the first Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry - to recognize many forms ... where poets work ... even poetry collections to verse novels: radio poems and film poems to libretti and verse drama: individual poems or poem sequences: poems for adults or children, to poetry for public sculptures, inscriptions, or other artistic contexts. Deadline closing date is 8 January 2010! Nice work from The Poetry Society London 100 Years and Still Counting ...