Oversteps News 59

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Oversteps News 59  April 2020

Despite the Lock-down, Oversteps is in business, and here’s our latest book

Substantial Ghosts by Doreen Hinchliffe (ISBN  978-1-906856-86-1), price £8 plus p &p.

Doreen Hinchliffe comes from Yorkshire, she taught English for several years before moving to London. Her poetry has been published in a number of magazines and she has previously had a novel published as well as an earlier poetry collection.

Doreen uses a variety of forms in this collection, including sonnets, rhyming sequences, a Golden Shovel, and villanelles. There is a particularly attractive set of seven sonnets based on the Christmas story, ‘The Pointing Star’.

 

Some recent successes by Oversteps poets

Sue Davies was the winner of the Edward Thomas Fellowship Poets Competition

Tony Watts won 1st prize in the Bedford International Writing Competition (poetry section)
and was shortlisted in the Littoral Press Nature Poetry competition

Rebecca Bilkau was the poet whose work formed the cantata, ‘A Blessed Round, which was performed at Jesus College, Oxford on 1st February

 

Other news

For obvious reasons, so many readings and launches have had to be cancelled. However, just before C19 hit us all bang in the face, Mary Robinson and Alwyn Marriage were guest poets at the Words by the Water festival in Keswick.

Sadly, another casualty of the Lock-down is that the Oversteps Day at Ways with Words in July will not now be taking place. We had some great plans for this ever-popular day, but for now will just have to look forward to the festival either being postponed to later in the year, or to a bumper festival in July 2021.

 

Some of you may by now be running out of good books to read, so I will take the liberty of including news of my latest novel, ‘The Elder Race, which, by catastrophic timing was due to be launched at the beginning of April. The launch has been delayed, but I have a good supply of copies, so please do email me if you would like one.

I’m getting wonderfully positive feedback from those who have already bought copies, so it would be really good to get some more out into the world while we wait for that world to return to some sort of normality.

Alwyn

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