Writer & Poet


Tag(s): Poetry

Out this month: Right Way Down and Other Poems


Since March last year it has been all systems go for the creation of a shiny new poetry anthology for children called Right Way Down and Other Poems. This excellent collection includes poems by Australian writers for Australian kids. It's co-edited by me (Rebecca M Newman) and Sally Murphy and every single poem is illustrated by the fabulous Briony Stewart. We can't wait for you to read it.

Here's the blurb from Fremantle Press:

Stand on your head with Sally Murphy, explode some dynamite with...

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Poetry & me in 2023


2023 is shaping up to be all about poetry for me.

In February I received the most excellent news with an offer of funding from the Western Australian Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to publish an anthology of poetry for children, showcasing WA voices. The anthology will be published by Alphabet Soup Books, and co-edited by Dr Sally Murphy OAM and me!  (If you're a grown-up interested in submitting poetry for this anthology, guidelines are availabl...

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