Thursday, 12 October 2017

'The Holy Place' chapbook, Published Poetry and CV

Welcome ...

This publications blog is an ongoing experiment. I am hoping it will enable me to keep abreast of my published poetry and related activities. I am using it to supplement the more static information on my website and the more detailed entries on my poetry blog. The ('blogpost published') dates against each post, initial post apart, are often of little significance.

Editors and others: if you see a poem title on this blog that might fit with an anthology theme or be of interest in some way, please feel free to contact me via the comments box or via the email on my profile page here. Thank you. 

Please see below for The Holy Place chapbook, Published Poems, Readings etc.

The poem is here

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2017

Published Poems, Readings etc.


October 2017
  • Thanks are due to Steve Pottinger who read my poem, 'Penwith Finger Stone' [20/2017] on my behalf at the prize-giving event and Milestone Society AGM in Long Compton on 7 October 2017 (see Greg Freeman's report here). My poem had taken Third Prize in the Milestones Competition, run by Write Out Loud on behalf of the Milestone Society and judged by Brian Patten (whose anthology, 'The Mersey Sound', co-authored with Roger McGough and Adrian Henri has just has its 50th anniversary). 

September 2017
  • ¡Cornucopia! Alde Valley Festival - a poetry event with Suffolk Poetry Society and Rebecca Goss. We enjoyed Rebecca's brilliant workshop on the art of 'making' and her two reading slots. I read two of my poems, 'The Women of Linear B' [15/2005], and one about wood carving [2/2008].
  •  Poems published in Metverse Muse, #47-49 (ed. Dr. H. Tulsi, Visakhapatnam, India): 'A Wand of Willow' [14/2016] and 'Bissoe Valley' [5/2016] 
  • I took part in a wildlife/natural world 'Spirit of the Stour' Festival reading at a Poetry Recital in The Munnings Museum on Friday 8 September at 18.30 hrs. The event was arranged by Dr Tim Gardiner, 2017 Poet-in-Residence at the museum. The readers were Ian Griffiths, Sue Wallace-Shaddad, Rebecca Goss, Judith Wolton, Alex Davis, Alex Toms, David Gill, Matt Annis, Emily Hasler, Gerry Donlon and Caroline Gill. Poems in my set: 'Bright August Blues' [17/2015], 'Pepys Island' [12/2014], 'Moonshine' (Snowy Owl) [23/2010] and 'Migrant Hawker' [23/2012].  
  • My poem, 'Penwith Finger Stone' [20/2017], has been awarded Third Prize in the Milestones Competition, run by Write Out Loud on behalf of the Milestone Society and judged by Brian Patten (whose anthology, 'The Mersey Sound', co-authored with Roger McGough and Adrian Henri has just has its 50th anniversary). 
  • 'collecting dulse' [22/2017] has been published in The Cherita #3 (eBook 2017 vol i. Find Me) p.188...

August 2017
  • My poem, 'Pareidolia People' [11/2017], was published in the August edition of Reach Poetry, #227, Indigo Dreams Publishing.   

July 2017
  • Guest reader at 'Poems at The Deanery' in Bury St Edmunds. I invited David (Gill) to join me as my guest reader. The evening was hosted by Michael Apichella and Maria Apichella. 
  • 'Tanka: a broken bottle' [16/2011] was published in The Colour of Poetry (a visual anthology by disabled writers and artists facilitated by arts care and supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the Northern Health and Social Care Trust).

2017 Poetry Summary (Jan. to June) - here
2016 Poetry Summary - here
2015 Poetry Summary - here
2014 Poetry Summary - here
2013 Poetry Summary - here
2012 Poetry Summary - here
2011 Poetry Summary - here
For Awards, Photography, Art and older CV items, please click here. 

To buy a copy of The Holy Place, please click here

Publication of 'The Holy Place' by John Dotson and Caroline Gill
The Holy Place Launch Reading, 2012: co-author John Dotson,
publisher Peter Thabit Jones and me, Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Swansea



Reviews of Caroline's Poetry


“Caroline Gill’s poems are written with an unerring sense of appropriate form. This makes her perception of landscapes and seas emerge all the more powerfully, as she explores places in people and people in places, the ‘rocks and stones and trees’ of Wordsworth’s poem. The effect is that of an enquiring, exciting mind, disciplined and accurate, yet also open to the magical and mysterious that lies just beneath the surface.” 
J.R. Watson, University of Durham, 2012

“Caroline has eighteen poems in a chapbook, 'The Holy Place' ... I really enjoyed reading them and am sure you will too."  
Ronnie Goodyer, Editor of Indigo Dreams Publishing, in 'Reach Poetry', #170, 2012

I would like to single out the way [Caroline] uses Scottish vocabulary so effectively in a poem called 'The Ceilidh House', which gives a very strong impression of storytelling on Skye ... Complex but clear, Caroline Gill's writing is never wrongfooted."
Sally Evans, Editor of Poetry Scotland, 2013 

There is rhyming musicality ... in Caroline Gill's pi├Ęce de r├ęsistance, 'Rhossili: Writing the Worm', a magnificent 8-verse poem ... This elegant poem is so very finely crafted and it virtually 'sings' throughout its 8-verse setting ... Here indeed is a fascinating joint-collection ['The Holy Place']."
Bernard Jackson, Reviews Editor for Quantum Leap, #69, 2013  

Caroline is a bit of a rarity these days in that she writes formal poetry and writes it well."
Juliet Wilson, Editor of 'Bolts of Silk', Blogger at 'Crafty Green Poet', 2013

The best poems here [in Caroline's half] are when she combines this close observation of nature with a keen sensitivity to the history and landscape of Wales (and sometimes further afield). 'Preseli Blue', for example, eulogises “the stone that sings of hiraeth” in 16 well-honed lines, while 'Rhossili: Writing The Worm', is the highlight, metrically-surefooted and musical ..."
Matt Merritt, Blogger at 'Polyolbion', 7 April 2013  

For anyone who has a close involvement and appreciation of nature, place and history, this is an inspiring collection."
Ian Griffiths, Editor of 'Twelve Rivers', publication of The Suffolk Poetry Society, 2013
                             
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To buy a copy of The Holy Place, please click here.  
Copies are £3.50 inc. p&p in the UK.  
For online reviews of The Holy Place, please click here

2017 Poetry Summary (Jan. to June) - here
2016 Poetry Summary - here
2015 Poetry Summary - here
2014 Poetry Summary - here
2013 Poetry Summary - here
2012 Poetry Summary - here
2011 Poetry Summary - here


For Awards, Photography, Art and older CV items, please click here. 



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