Fourth Quarter 2015
haiku and rengay judging results with Ron Moss published in Mariposa 33
haiku in Muttering Thunder No. 2, 2015 (www.mutteringthunder.weebly.com)
tanka in Ribbons 11 (3) 2015
Literary adviser Mitsui Travel for a small group travel journey to Kyushu, Japan
three tanka set to music by Andrea Keller, read by the late Allan Browne, on a CD ‘Travellers’
launched at Bennetts Lane, Melbourne on Dec 7th
Haiku in British Haiku Society member anthology “Edge”.
haiku published on ‘Pulse: Voices from the Heart of Medicine’ Jan 1, 2016.
‘The Birds That Stay’ [haiku chapbook] published on The Haiku Foundation.
Co-judge the 8th International Tanka Conference competition 2016 [Japan].
2 poems that won the WB Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia and New Zealand 2004 and 2005 published in “Yeats 150: William Butler Yeats 1865-1939 : essays in Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of His Birth”, edited by Declan Foley, launched in Sligo, Ireland January 31, 2016 and in Melbourne, Australia February 13th 2016.
sequence in Red Lights vol. 12 no. 1 2016 p.45 (Canada).
Commended for a Memoir in Eastwood Hills FAW September Monthly Competition
A Second Place for History-based Short Story in Eastwood Hills FAW October Competition
Commended for the a short story in Eastwood Hills FAW October 2015 Workshop Assignment on ‘Historical Writing’
Two letters published in Australian Doctor Weekly Magazine
Second Place in Eastwood/Hills FAW October Monthly Competition for science fiction short story
Launched blog journeygirl in November 2015
Third Quarter 2015
Poem published in The School Magazine and illustrated by Matt Ottley
Shortlisted in Poetry Section of Society of Women’s Writers NSW
Shortlisted in Sisters of Crime ‘Scarlet Stiletto’ Awards
Children’s Story Last Place Luca Finds His Feet sold to The School Magazine
Poem Leaving The Island published in Zinewest 2015
Poem put up in Reception of Coo-ee Motel, Gilgandra
Tanka sequence with David Terelinck ‘Cornerstone’ published in Red Lights 11 (2) June 2015 p. 49
Tanka and a tanka sequence with David Terelinck ‘Whisky and Smoke’ published in Ribbons 11 (2) Spring/Summer 2015pp. 25; 64
Edited Prospect #5 for haiku and tanka for Blue Giraffe Press
Edited Windfall 4 for Blue Giraffe Press
Rengay Just Enough Breeze with Simon Hanson published Kokako 23 2015 p. 25 [NZ]
Renku by 7 poets Singing in Whispers published Blithe Spirit 25 (3) 2015 p. 52 [UK]
Haiga with Mariko Kitakubo and Ron Moss published in Ardea 5 [UK]
Tanka sequence ‘from a blank page…rising’ published The Tanka Journal [Japan] no. 47 p. 20
3rd prize haiku The 11th Pumpkin Festival, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia, October 18-19, 2015
haiku in New Zealand Poetry Society anthology ‘scattered feathers’ 2015
Commended for poem “On Anzac Bridge, 2015” in Eastwood/Hills Literary Awards, 2015
Three poems published in St Joseph’s Centre Newsletter at Kensington: (i) “An Anzac in the Shadows of the Warrumbungles”, (ii) “Massacre at Mistake Creek” and (iii) “On Anzac Bridge, 2015”.
Second place E/H FAW July Assignment: “Writing from the Heart”
Winner of 2015 E/H FAW Annual John Kelly Award for Myth or Fairy tale. “There’s Always a Catch” Commended Certificate Scribes Writers ‘Short Takes’ open prose Lit. Comp. Memoir Category for “Why Worry?”
Highly Commended in Eastwood/Hills FAW July monthly competition: ‘Writing from the heart’ – memoir.
Second Place in Eastwood/Hills FAW annual John Kelly Award (August): An original myth, folk or fairy tale.
First in Eastwood/Hills FAW September monthly competition: short story or memoir involving criticism, positive or negative. – short story.
Published in Zinewest 2015 for short story Being Different
Highly Commended for the Blacktown City Mayoral Writing Competition for poem- War Letters
Attended Tanka Sunday in Albany, NY, USA on 18th October. Gave Australian tanka reading, participated in journal and group readings, and was a guest panellist for the Why We Write Tanka interactive session
Two tanka in Eucalypt 19
One haiku in Windfall 4
The following all appear in Skylark Vol , No 2, Winter 2015:
Winner of the Skylark’s Nest tanka competition
– One tankart
– A responsive tanka sequence, Whispered Vows, with Claire Everett
– a responsive tanka sequence, Harmonies, with Beverley George
– a rengay, Noel, with Beverley George
– One tanka prose, Strange Terrain
three tanka in GUSTS 21
three tanka in the 2015 Tanka Society of America Anthology
Whispered Vows, responsive tanka sequence with Claire Everett, featured in the video journal Frameless Sky. The sequence is read by Beverley George & her husband David.