Oversteps News 62

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alwynmarriage@overstepsbooks.com

Oversteps News 62  February 2021

A new Oversteps book has just been published.

I never think dark will come by Susan Jordan (ISBN  978-1-906856-89-2), price £8 plus p &p.


Susan is a Devon-based poet whose work deserves to be more widely-known and appreciated. In this, her second collection, she engages with both the light and the dark of life, celebrating birds, flowers, clouds and moorland, but also confronting such difficult subjects as Kristallnacht.

 

You can read an example of her work, as well as sample poems by all the other Oversteps poets, on our website: http://www.overstepsbooks.com

There have been so many cancelled launches and readings this past year, which has been very bad news for writers. However, looking on the brighter side, poetry has taken to Zoom like a fish to water, and hardly a day goes by without exciting new poetry being disseminated widely. Readings are now watched by many more people, from the comfort of their homes all over the world.

As usual, Oversteps poets feature in an encouraging number of competition successes. Here are a few recent one:

In the last Sentinel Literary Quarterly competition, Doreen Hinchliffe was awarded 3rd prize, Mandy Pannett was Highly Commended, and Mark Totterdell, Graham High and Doreen Hichliffe all received Special Mention.

Elisabeth Rowe had two poems short-listed in the Wells Poetry competition, and the short-list was read and live-streamed from the festival in the Autumn.

Doreen Hinchliffe and Alwyn Marriage were both shortlisted in the Poetry Kit ekphrastic poetry competition in the Autumn.

A C Clarke won 2nd prize in the Manchester Cathedral poetry competition,
                   as well as being shortlisted for the Fish Lockdown Prize
                  and longlisted for the Canterbury Poet of the Year competition

Alwyn Marriage was shortlisted in the 2nd Light poetry competition.

Ian Royce Chamherlain was commended in the Cannon, Sonnet or Not competition.

Doreen Hinchliffe was commended in the Ware Poets competition

In the last Café Writers competition, Sue Davies, Oz Hardwick and Fokkina McDonnell were all shortlisted.

The following Oversteps poets will be featuring on Romanian radio in the coming weeks (in chronological order of broadcast): Alwyn Marriage, Mandy Pannett, Anne Stewart, Michael Swan and A C Clarke.

Among the many forthcoming Zoom readings we look forward to the following:

February 26th: Sue Proffitt reading

March 7th at 7.00pm: The launch of Susan Jordan‘s book, I never think dark will come. Guest readers at this event include Jennie Osborne, Sue Proffitt, James Turner, Caroline Carver and Alwyn Marriage

March 9th: Sue Proffitt and Susan Jordan are headlining at the Poetry Teignmouth open mic

April 27th: Oversteps poets at Poetry Teignmouth, featuring Jennie Osborne, Ian Royce Chamberlain and Alwyn Marriage, with Glen Phillips ‘flying in’ from Australia and Rebecca Bilkau from Germany. All with no fuel-miles to damage the planet.

If you require log-in details for any of these readings, please get in touch and I’ll try to supply them.

wishing you health and happiness

Alwyn

To Oversteps Books, 19 Harvey Road, Guildford GU1 3SE (temporary address during lock-down)

Please send ….   copies of I never think dark will come by Susan Jordan
at £8 each plus p&p ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. £

Postage and packing per book£1.80 in UK (£4.50 if ordering from abroad)                         £
P&p for 2 books, £2.50 (£5.20 abroad); 3 books £5  (£6.20 abroad)                                         £

Please send … copies of The Elder Race by Alwyn Marriage, at £10 each plus £2 p&p            £

Total                                                                                                                                                            £

Name & address: …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Many of the other Oversteps books that are for sale on www.overstepsbooks.com can be added to this order.
Money can be sent either by post to Oversteps, with cheques made payable to Oversteps Books Ltd; or by email: sales@overstepsbooks.com, or alwynmarriage@overstepsbooks.com using Paypal.
It is even more helpful when payment is made by bank transfer, so please contact me for details, if you’d like to pay by this more efficient method.

One thought on “Oversteps News 62

  1. Hi Alwyn,

    Looking forward to reading with you soon at Susan’s launch.

    I never think to share with you any successes but, reading through your list of recent ones from Oversteps people, thought I’d let you know that I was shortlisted for the Hedgehog Quatre Competition and shortlisted with ‘honours’ for the Cinnamon Competition. There you go …. missing by inches (or yards!)

    Warm wishes,
    Sue

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