Coming Soon! – A Boy Named Art [Paperback]

I hope that everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit! I am pleased to announce the release of the short story / poem – A Boy Named Art. Illustrated paperback copies will be available on Amazon from 1st December 2014. This special edition of the dark and quirky poem is full of illustrations by the author and would make the perfect Christmas present for kids and adults alike. Kindle editions will also be available. Until then I’d love to invite you to add A Boy Named Art to your Goodreads shelf by clicking the image below. Merry Christmas and stay tuned for more information!

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A Poem – Halloween

Orange and black,
The night attacks.
The ghosts snear,
The sun sets in fear.

Brown and gold,
The year is old.
Don’t try and reason,
It’s a frightening season.

Yellow and red,
Dance with the dead.
Faint hearts cower,
Vampires devour.

The colours of ‘ween,
An unsettling scene.
Yet I feel content
In this sick temperament.

-2007

UPDATE : Lane Cove Literary Award – Shortlist

In an update from last week’s news – Tower Of Fog and Gull & Leviathan have made the shortlist for the Lane Cove Literary Award under Short Story and Waterbrook Poetry Prize respectively.

It is very exciting and humbling to have made it to the shortlist in both categories. The winners are announced October 29th.

You can read Tower Of Fog and Gull & Leviathan for yourself by following the links below:

Tower Of Fog

Gull & Leviathan – A Fable

 

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Lane Cove Literary Award

Some very exciting news today – Tower Of Fog and Gull & Leviathan have made the longlist for the Lane Cove Literary Award under Short Story and Waterbrook Poetry Prize respectively.

To have my work considered out of the hundreds of entrants is very humbling; congratulations and best of luck to the other finalists, the winners are announced October 29th.

You can read Tower Of Fog and Gull & Leviathan for yourself by following the links below:

Tower Of Fog

Gull & Leviathan – A Fable

 

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waterbrook

A Poem – Comet

When the sun is down and out for hours
And the blanket of night covers – don’t cower!
Look up, observe, like illuminated flowers,
Pouring like rain, it’s a comet shower.

They shoot and dart like a canine lick,
Aside symphonic cricket-y click.
Magnificent space makes me giddy and sick,
But a speck beneath the palatial cosmic.

Everywhere, up! Constellations to see
On a canvas of sky nocturnally.
Spin and glide in a meteor dream.
Driftwood in the sea, float through galaxy.

– 2009

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