New Zealand poet, Sandra Simpson, has posted a review of Blowing Up Balloons (BUB) by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko on her website. You can read the review here. Sandra’s haiku have been widely published around the world and appear in many prestigious anthologies. Her haiku collection, Breath, was published in 2011. Sandra’s site always has… Read More Sandra Simpson Reviews BUB
Australian poet, Lyn Reeves, has written a review of Blowing Up Balloons (BUB) by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko. Lyn’s poetry, stories and haiku have been widely published. Many people will recall Lyn’s work as an associate editor for the highly regarded literary journal, Famous Reporter. Her collection Designs on the Body, published by Interactive Press, won the… Read More Lyn Reeves Reviews BUB
Mother’s Day will soon be here. And what better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than with haiku about babies, motherhood and parenting! So, head over to Charlotte Digregorio’s blog, The Daily Haiku, where baby haiku by Vanessa Proctor and myself will be featured all week – thank you so much, Charlotte, for showcasing our haiku on your site. Charlotte will feature a… Read More The Daily Haiku features BUB for Mother’s Day
Loads of people filled Tootsie’s last Saturday for the Yass launch of Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents. Michaela Pothan’s fun venue provided the perfect setting for the event while her staff kept the coffee and cake coming. Blowing Up Balloons (BUB) by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko is a treat for anyone who knows the gift of parenthood. The collection offers… Read More Yass turns out to launch BUB
Thank you to everyone who turned out last Saturday for the Sydney launch of Blowing Up Balloons. A great crowd filled the room at The Children’s Bookshop where owner, Paul Macdonald, provided drinks and welcomed guests. Shannon Dearing recalled the challenges and joys she and Vanessa shared with the others in their mothers’ group when their children… Read More A big day at the Sydney launch of BUB
Vanessa Proctor and myself are thrilled that Owen Bullock has agreed to launch our book, Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents, at Tootsie’s in Yass. Owen is the author of four collections of poetry and recently submitted his thesis for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Canberra. Tootsie’s gallery and café,… Read More Owen Bullock to launch BUB in Yass
The Sydney launch of Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents will take place at The Children’s Bookshop, located at 6 Hannah Street in Beecroft. 1:30pm for a 2:00pm start Saturday 25 March 2017 Vanessa and myself would like to thank bookshop owner, Paul McDonald, for allowing us to hold the event in his store.… Read More Details for the Sydney launch of BUB
My new book, written in collaboration with Vanessa Proctor from Sydney, is ready for launch. Blowing Up Balloons (BUB) is a joyful collection of haiku about making babies, having babies and being a parent. BUB is a great gift for new Mums or for anyone who has ever been a parent. A big thank you… Read More Let’s Launch Blowing Up Balloons!