One of the coolest things about the Wakefield community is that we get to see the latest that our bright and busy authors are producing – and then we can share it with you! This time we have new work from Geoff Goodfellow, who is in fine form this early (drizzly) spring, with a new poem musing on fashion trends in his beloved Semaphore.
Just a little something to get you through your Monday. Enjoy!
For more of Geoff Goodfellow’s musings on the wonder of Semaphore, you can purchase his selected poems here.
There’s nothing quite like hearing a writer read their own words, especially those who are really damn good at it – and Geoff Goodfellow is really damn good at it.
Need proof? Check out this video of him reading a short piece called ‘Hamming It Up’ —
The Wednesday links are in, kids!
Have you checked the news today? Because we’re getting excited about all of this Harper Lee business. Time to rewatch Gregory Peck in the movie version <swoon!>.
Also, ever wondered what kind of feedback James Joyce would have got from his creative writing class on his Ulysses?
McSweeney’s have too!
Balked a bit at some of Molly’s “sexier” thoughts, which read like male fantasy. You can do better than this, Jim.
And, last but not least, we have not one or two but SEVEN launches coming up in March. Yes, we’re exhausted already. Yes, we’ll be sending you those details soon. In the meanwhile, y’all better come to our Geoff Goodfellow event next Saturday!
With kisses from WP HQ
Hey-o! Today’s the day of the poets!
1 – You should all come down to Wakefield Press at 4 pm on Saturday 14 February to celebrate one of this state’s premier poets, the inimitable Geoff Goodfellow. There’ll be wine, a giant poster unveiling (!), and I’m pretty sure Geoff can be convinced to give a reading or two —
Ever read ‘The Seventh Doctor’? Yeah, of course you have. (If you haven’t, prepare to weep.)
2 – Jill Jones, author of the amazing Dark Bright Doors, has won the Victorian Premier’s Poetry Award!
Jill’s latest book, The Beautiful Anxiety (Puncher & Wattman $25) has been described as ‘an invigorating and unsettling mix of materialist and speculative writing on the interconnectedness of life amidst the environmental and cultural turmoil of the 21st century’.
Read more about the winners here, and buy a copy of the gorgeous Dark Bright Doors here.
3 – Maybe not quite poetry, or news, but I feel like y’all have been so well behaved that you deserve some Jackson Browne for your Thursday afternoon:
We get a lot of junk mail sent to the reception email. It’s the downside to a public email address: on the one hand it’s great that everyone can get in touch, on the other hand there are only so many search engine optimisation emails that a girl can handle.
Recently, however, I’ve noticed a change in tenor in our spam. A – fairly drastic, I have to say – change in tack. It started when I found myself accused of committing a felony:
Hillary’s so cheerful about our road incident! It really is, when you think about it, very kind of her.
But the felony was nothing on the cancer:
Well, that’s me done for. Guess I’m signing out for good, guys. It’s been great.
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(SERIOUSLY! But if, by the by, you want a real insight into cancer, Geoff Goodfellow‘s the one to read.)