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Another Highly Commended Poem and Another Review for Dot Dash

Hmmm. Need to hone my headline writing skills, I think. Whatever. I found out on New Year’s Eve that my poem “Seven Day Wonder” was Highly Commended in last year’s Newark Poetry Competition. Once again, it would have been nice to get into the winner’s enclosure, but I’m not really complaining because it’s still very encouraging. I really must spend a bit more time at this poetry lark. It would be quite cool to have a slim volume out there with my name on it.

Meanwhile, “Dot Dash” continues to gather reviews, including one or two nice ones on Amazon from complete strangers, and another brilliant one today from Scott Pack. I love the idea of getting someone like Park Chan-wook to film “Convalescence” – “Oldboy” and “Sympathy for Lady Vengeance” are two of my all-time faves. However, it is VERY unlikely to happen, so calm down, Pinnock.

Amazingly, the Kindle edition of “Dot Dash” is STILL available for only 77p (in the UK) or 99¢ (in the US). But you’ve probably all bought it by now, haven’t you? If you haven’t, see me afterwards.


  1. admin

    January 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Thank you!

  2. Well I’ve just finished reading it and I have to agree with all the positive reviews.
    An excellent collection, in both concept, content and production.
    Can’t wait for the next one (there will be a next one, won’t there??)

  3. ‘both’ applied to three things – tut!
    And me a mathematician!

  4. admin

    January 11, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Ha! Many thanks indeed – very much appreciated 🙂

    (Are you really a mathematician? How splendid! The world needs more writer-mathematicians.)

  5. I am indeed.

    Somewhat lapsed if I’m honest but graduated as such nonetheless. Hence particluar enjoyment of mu reference.

  6. admin

    January 11, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Ah yes. That was a variant of the only mathematical joke I know, which goes something like:

    Two cats sitting on a sloping roof – which one falls off first?

    The one with the lowest mu.

  7. Oh dear.

    Though slightly better than the one about the sons of the squaws on the other two hides.

  8. admin

    January 11, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Hehe. I’d forgotten about that one, although I’m sure there was a hippopotamus involved in the version I used to know 🙂

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