on our last night in Rome
the thrill of nicotine as garnish
has worn off
and the waitress at the hotel
knows I’ll order
panna cotta for dessert.
after a long search
for band aids
the next morning
to the Trevi Fountain
and throw a coin
and much later
on the plane,
talk about how we both
had wondered just
how many times
in other people’s photographs.
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!
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If you’re on Goodreads the Giveaway for The Fairy Wren has just gone live!
Two copies to send out when it closes in mid-Nov, which lines up with the revised release date. I’ll also be announcing the winner of the Newsletter sign up around then too, so stay tuned!
Subs are open for Audacious – an online spoken word journal – and it looks ace, in fact, once I finish this post I’m going to sub a piece as I find spoken poetry a pretty cool challenge.
Check out full guidelines here and ask email@example.com any questions, just be sure to get your sub in before December 19, 2014!
is a loose sketch
So damn happy with this cover!
Check out more of Rebekah’s awesome work at here at vividcovers – Rebekah both painted and designed the cover for The Fairy Wren.
Over at the CityofMasks blog I’ve just done a post on ’10 books that have stayed with me’ and it was a lot of fun, I recommend making one, it’s a nice alternative to a ‘best of’ list (which I also love!).
Looking over it now I’m noting that I read a lot of the ones which stayed with me as a teen, which is probably not a coincidence. Another factor is probably how many I’ve re-read!
Here’s the list if you’re curious :) Love to know if you’ve read any and what you thought of them if you did!