Tricia Dearborn and Gregory Piko to read at Smith’s Alternative

Sydney poet, Tricia Dearborn, and myself will be reading at Smith’s Alternative in Canberra on Monday, 29 April 2019. Smith’s is a great venue for poetry and the event gets underway around 7pm. Tricia will be launching her third full-length collection of poetry, Autobiochemistry, published by University of Western Australia Publishing. The book will be… Read More Tricia Dearborn and Gregory Piko to read at Smith’s Alternative

Baby Poems now in WrappedToYou Gift Hampers

Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents and Monji Tea new parent teabags are now available in WrappedToYou gift hampers. Australian supplier of hampers and gifts, WrappedToYou, ships world-wide from their office in Newcastle, New South Wales. Beautiful new parent gift hampers can be purchased direct from the WrappedToYou website: wrappedtoyou.com.au. Blowing Up Balloons (BUB),… Read More Baby Poems now in WrappedToYou Gift Hampers

Smith’s Alternative: Vanessa Proctor and Kent MacCarter

Vanessa Proctor and Kent MacCarter appeared last month at Smith’s Alternative in Canberra (Australia). Smith’s is a fun venue that offers live music, comedy and/or poetry almost every night of the week. After the usual open mic session, award-winning Sydney poet, Vanessa Proctor, stepped to the stage presenting a selection of her Japanese genre, short… Read More Smith’s Alternative: Vanessa Proctor and Kent MacCarter

Kokako Reviews BUB

Thank you to the respected New Zealand journal, Kokako, for publishing an extended review of Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko. Issue 27 of Kokako includes a review of BUB written by widely published Auckland poet, Tony Beyer. As Tony points out, Blowing Up Balloons is at the… Read More Kokako Reviews BUB

Frogpond Reviews BUB

Frogpond, the highly regarded Journal of the Haiku Society of America is in it’s fortieth year. The 2017 Spring/Summer edition (Volume 40:2) included a brief review by Randy Brooks of Blowing Up Balloons. Randy’s review commented: Blowing Up Balloons: baby poems for parents is a collection of parenting haiku by Australian haiku writers Vanessa Proctor… Read More Frogpond Reviews BUB