Myself and Catherine Ryan are both thrilled to be on the long-list for the Desmond O Grady poetry competition, that's 2 of the Millwheel Writers represented which is good stuff indeed! Catherine's poem "Snapshots" is a truly impressive piece, about photography, family, technology, time. Brilliant. My poem "Plant Reproductive Material Law" is pretty much what it says on the tin, a look at the new EU directive which seeks to criminalize seed-saving, and puts even more control over food into the hands of giant multinationals. Etc. So fingers crossed for both of us!
UPDATE! Congrats to Catherine!! whose beautiful poem has made it onto the shortlist!!! mine has stayed behind, but is cheering wildly!! go go go!