Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes

No matter what your religion or culture, this time of year means children are home from school, many of us have real excuses to stay home from work, and celebrations seem to be everywhere. Shop windows shine with coloured, sparkling tinsel, Santa is out ringing bells, and gift giving flourishes along with fat turkeys, roast […]

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The Intellectual Lover’s Game

I thought I might share another poem from my latest book, Emotions in Existence. It also features in my newly released The Emotions Anthology Box-set (currently only in eBook format). The last time I chose to do a post from my poetry books, I recorded the poem thus adding audio to the post. This time I […]

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Distractions of the Heart (from Emotions in Eruption)

This is my take on relationships and their often-volatile natures. In this poem I guess the romantic in me, surfaces but finds itself in constant battle with reality because love is too often a rocky road for many of us. It would be wonderful if that were not the case, but it is not always […]

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Australian Author Diana Plater, her new book, and the after-effects of trauma

This month I am particularly excited to present an Australian author whose inspiration for her book Whale Rock is as thrilling as the book itself. A journalist, Diana has had first hand experiences of the things she writes about, and I am a little in awe but also more than a little sure that this […]

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Love letters and the past

When I began writing my second poetry book, Emotions in Evolution, I found myself looking back at previous work, then at my life in the past and wondering how much the past does shape our future, and how does the process work. I guess, we look at what we wanted and compare it to where […]

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Love, poetry and ideas that inspire

Looking through some previous work I came across some things I had written regarding genre. I wanted to reassess what motivates me and so I went searching. We need to do this from time to time as a reminder of what we set out to do. I love the different worlds books offer us, but […]

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