By all accounts, 2016 was a shocker of a year. We all know what happened. Oh, 2o16.
Some good things happened in this universe, though.
My poem ‘Flight’ longlisted for the University of Canberra’s Vice-Chancellor’s Prize 2016. The prize has been running for three years now, and I’m happy to say that I’ve had poems longlisted in 2014, 2015 and now 2016. You can read all the poems for free via the links (download the anthologies).
A very short poem of mine, ‘Calf, Tree’, shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize 2016. This was a real surprise as the Newcastle seems to favour longer poems, and a delight to finally get on this coveted shortlist.
But the sweetest news of all: my book, Painting Red Orchids, has shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2017. I put everything of myself into this collection, and the judges saw it. The judges’ report is a prize in itself. The winners will be announced 31 Jan 2017. Fingers crossed!