A collection of poems entered for the Attys awards, 2012. The judges saw fit to shortlist this work and I thank them for this recognition, although what matte... read more
Good to hear from you, discovered this site by accident after searching around for self-publishing options on behalf of a friend who doesn't have access to the internet. Nice to know you're still writing. Thought I'd go through the myriad of scribbled bits of paper I've tucked away over the years to find something at least I mite coherent. Lots of half finished stuff which is typical me. Looking forward to lots of perusing!
Stay in touch.
@ChrisAnthemum, I wish you good luck and I'll keep an eye out for your work.
@madeyouread@MikeRBurch Thanks. Likewise, I'm discovering some really excellent new writing on here all the time, so I look forward to reading more of yours.
@madeyouread ... They say great minds think alike (of course the other kind probably do too). :)
@MikeRBurch : Ditto. You basically typed what I was about to!
Hi. I love your name -- very cool. I look forward to reading more of your work.
@seasofme@Snowdrop07 Many thanks for your comments on my work and just for reading it in the first place!
Getting on the shortlist was quite a shock. Recognition of some kind is always nice but the greatest reward is just to know that people are reading your stuff and getting something out of it. Being on the shortlist just means that more people will read my work, so that's the real thrill.
Still, there must have been a lot of very fine collections that didn't quite make it, so there are plenty of hidden gems still waiting to be read. Judgements about poetry are always highly subjective; they change with fashions, seasons, time of day and the particular mood of the reader, so I just feel very lucky and honoured that the Attys judges felt my collection was worth putting alongside the other fine collections on their shortlist.
U got in!!! Fantastic, gosh i hope u win. Or something!! Congratulations so much.
Congratulations for getting into the Attys shortlist, and thank you for voting on one of my poems! :)
@seasofme Probably not. Besides, you look far more interesting.