Last week’s National Poetry Day has marked the start of a busy month for me.

A quick round-up of features, publications, acceptances and events can be found below.

Publications

I’m thrilled to be able to share that my Rubery International Book Award shortlisted poetry chapbook How to Grow Matches (Against The Grain Press, 2018) is this month’s featured publication (with four sample poems) at Atrium here. A big thank you to Holly and Claire at Atrium for choosing it!!!

I also have three flash fictions featuring haunting pasts – Spiders and Oranges, Dark Pools and a Pink Beret, and A Story – published by Dodging the Rain.

My poem ‘Awkward Silence’ has been published in Marble Poetry issue 2.

I’m also absolutely delighted to have two photos accepted for Bonnie’s Crew: ‘Warning’ issue 1 of the web journal in February 2019, and ‘Adrift’ for the cover of issue 2 in April 2019.

Events

Monday, 8 October 2018 – Licensed to Rhyme – Guest Poet

Sarah will be guest poet at Licensed to Rhyme, Cafe Morso, 16, Hewell Road, Barnt Green, B45 8NE. Headliner: Brenda Read-Brown. Start time: 7.00.p.m (finish about 9.30-9.45.p.m).

Friday, 12 October 2018 – Evesham Festival of Words Meet the Authors event with Sarah James, Alex Lee Davis and Richard Vaughan Davies

AT: Evesham Library

TIME: 11am-12.30pm

The Evesham Festival of Words event includes talk, readings and Q&A is open to the general public.


Wednesday, 17 October 2018 – guest poet at Poetry Cafe Refreshed, Cheltenham

The evening at Smokey Joe’s, 16 Bennington St, Cheltenham, GL50 4ED runs 7pm – 9pm, and also includes open mic slots.

LitWorld2 Launch

My new online journal for photo-poems (Pic Pocket a Poem) and 100-word flashes (Snap Up a Flash) has got off to a great start with these two pieces featuring poems by Kathy Gee and Nina Lewis.

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Journal submissions details here.

Poetry Society Worcestershire Stanza

Next year, I’ll have been stanza rep for 10 years – and I’ve finally added a page about the stanza to my website. You can find out more about our meetings and various poetry projects here.