New poem forthcoming in Watch Your Head (anthology)

I’m thrilled to be a contributor to this important project: Watch Your Head: Responding to the Climate Crisis. The book is due to be released in the fall, but the book’s cover is revealed now and you can pre-order. Please do. This book’s proceeds will go towards battling the climate crisis, and it’s full ofContinue reading “New poem forthcoming in Watch Your Head (anthology)”

New poetry in The Feathertale Review, no 19

My poem, “Passionate Bowerbird to His Mate” which is written after Christopher Marlowe’s “Passionate Shepherd to His Love” and inspired by David Attenborough’s commentary on nature documentaries, appears in the latest issue of The Feathertale Review. I’m delighted that anyone else thinks I’m funny. Check out the issue here and enjoy a chuckle or two–there’s lots ofContinue reading “New poetry in The Feathertale Review, no 19”

New poem published in Bird’s Thumb

My poem “Nesting” is now published in the June issue of Bird’s Thumb, a delightfully quirky journal that showcases emerging writers. I’m completely charmed by their logo design, and consistently enjoy the work they feature, so I’m extra pleased the editors have chosen to feature my poem! I hope you’ll check out the issue … and stayContinue reading “New poem published in Bird’s Thumb”

New poem published in Word and Colour, May 2017

I’m thrilled to collaborate with Word and Colour again (my poem “Tinaja” appeared in the journal in February). My new poem “Natural Behaviours” is now up on the site, in response to visual art by Nick Liefhebber. I feel very lucky to be a contributor to Word and Colour. As I’ve mentioned before, I love the journal’s mandate “to confront oppression or provide positiveContinue reading “New poem published in Word and Colour, May 2017”

Interview with 2016 NBOV Contest Winner Ruth Daniell on TNQ website

The New Quarterly awarded me first prize in the 2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest for my poem, “Wedding Anniversary,” which is published in Issue #140: In Appreciation of Our Spots. Now, a conversation I had with the wonderfully kind and intelligent Kim Jernigan of The New Quarterly is published on the magazine’s website: Memory, Desire, and theContinue reading “Interview with 2016 NBOV Contest Winner Ruth Daniell on TNQ website”

Winning poem of the 2016 Occasional Verse Contest now published in The New Quarterly (Issue 140)

Friends, I know we’re all feeling blue right now. But may I share something happy? My copies of The New Quarterly (issue 140) arrived. This issue contains my poem, “Wedding Anniversary,” which won their 2016 Occasional Verse Contest.  My thanks to Kim Jernigan and all the jurors of the contest. I’m so so grateful toContinue reading “Winning poem of the 2016 Occasional Verse Contest now published in The New Quarterly (Issue 140)”

2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest

I’m thrilled and humbled to pass on the news that the kind folk at The New Quarterly have announced me as the winner of their 2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest. I have admired TNQ’s Occasional Verse contest for quite a few years and I’m incredibly excited to count myself among its winners. I love occasional verse ofContinue reading “2016 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest”