small town lazarus & teeth of the world – ebook release
Hi folks – here’s a quick note to let you know the ebook versions of my two new poetry collections are slowly filtering down to retailers – I see the Amazon territories and B&N are on it but other folks are lagging a bit. Still, you can collect the slender teeth of the world for…
old stone & between giants – print & ebook available now
Very pleased to announce that my latest poetry collection – a combination of two of my previous collections – is now available in print and ebook form from a variety of retailers 🙂 Click on the image for some samples of the poetry and see below for a list of some of the outlets. Signed…
‘7 Years’ Available Now!
For a little while now I’ve been working with Ginninderra Press on a new release – it’s a small collection for their new series ‘Pocket Poets’ – which features slender chapbooks comprising around 20 poems, with each title featuring a single poet. My entry to the series (#37) is called 7 Years and is something…
deflated – cobwebs stretch across my gloves ants swarm the chasm Godzilla with a shovel new weeds the chill of sunscreen on my neck
Old Stone – Coming Soon!
In the busiest 6 months I’ve had as a writer, I’m also gearing up for the release of old stone: haiku, senryu & haibun, a collection which is again released through the wonderful Ginninderra Press! Here’s the final cover art, more news soon!
Poem from ‘Old Stone’
Next up, planning for this year (2014) will be old stone. Here I want to bring together a collection that features haiku, haibun and senryu, with both more traditional forms and experimental pieces. Not quite gendai haiku style, but hopefully pushing the form…
Cover mock-up number three! 🙂 I’ll be submitting this MS of haiku/haibun & senryu soon, but in the meantime I’m still tinkering with covers because it’s a lot of fun. Last two attempts can be found here and here.
old stone – a mock up
Last night I spent some time messing around with covers, and came up with this for a future release. I don’t have a home for this MS yet, nor a solid title but I did have fun making it. I wanted a thematic link between this and between giants because they both feature travel pieces, hence…
An Introduction to Haiku – Compositional Techniques 2
Sense Switching “Sense switching” is a great technique for surprising and delighting the reader. A haiku poet might use it to engage the reader by introducing something unexpected in the poem or to connect two seemingly unrelated events or images. You can do this through careful placement of information across the phrase and fragment. Here,…
An Introduction to Haiku – Compositional Techniques 1
Haiku can be tough to write, but they’re worth the challenge, and there are a few techniques that can help during composition. Juxtaposition The first technique you can take advantage of—and if you’ve read haiku you’ll have seen it often—is the use of juxtaposition. Jane Reichhold’s “phrase & fragment” theory is one of the most…