my poetry

‘The Other Mums’ and The Great Illusion

Welcome to the January 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting: The More Things Stay the Same This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have talked about the continuity and constancy in their lives. Please read to the end […]

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The Creative Process

Welcome to the final week of the month-long Carnival of Creative Mothers to celebrate the launch of The Rainbow Way: Cultivating Creativity in the Midst of Motherhood by Lucy H. Pearce which has been’s Hottest New Release in Motherhood for the past week! Today’s topic is The Creative Process. Do read to the end of this post for a full list of carnival

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Rejections, recognitions and reaffirmations…

In the past month I’ve received one rejection of a poem from a magazine editor, one acceptance of a poem by another magazine editor (hurrah!) and two online recognitions of my poetry; one from Baby Wisdom, and one from the blogger Slummy single mummy (as part of her brilliant review of Musings on Mothering). When

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Childhood sweetheart, oh, how you shine in this city of mine…

It was lovely to have this poem published on the Dagda Publishing website (fairly) recently, since I greatly enjoyed writing this poem. It is a cento (well, loosely), which means that every line comes from a different poet’s poem, and each poem came from Concrete Jungles a poetry anthology about cities which was published by

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