‘The Light Within’ release day


The Light Within, an anthology of inspirational poems which were shortlisted in the Spiritual Writers’ Network Competition 2016, has just been released, in both print and digital editions. It’s a pleasure to have my poem ‘Heart of Light’ included in this new collection. To celebrate publication, the ebook edition will be available to download from Amazon for free until September 5th!

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If you would like a free copy, please follow one of these links, depending on where you are:

US: https://www.amazon.com/Light-Within-Collection-Peace-Prose-ebook/dp/B01L9YQJ5U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472674087&sr=8-1&keywords=the+light+within+collection#nav-subnav
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Light-Within-Collection-Peace-Prose-ebook/dp/B01L9YQJ5U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1472647237&sr=8-2&keywords=the+light+within
AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/Light-Within-Collection-Peace-Prose-ebook/dp/B01L9YQJ5U/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1472647289&sr=8-12&keywords=the+light+within
CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Light-Within-Collection-Peace-Prose-ebook/dp/B01L9YQJ5U/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1472647266&sr=8-2&keywords=the+light+within

Congratulations to all the poets whose fine, heartfelt verses can be found in the pages of The Light Within.


Finding our Wings

It’s a pleasure to announce the publication of this year’s anthology of short stories and poems that won prizes or were shortlisted in the 2016 Spiritual Writer’s Network Writing Contest. The theme this year was ‘angels’ – which for me was irresistible! My poem ‘Awakening’ was shortlisted, and is included in the collection.

Congratulations to all the authors and poets represented in Finding Our Wings: A Collection of Angelic Stories and Poems, and warm thanks to the judges. The anthology is available in print and e-book editions at Amazon.



Illuminations of the Soul

It’s a pleasure to have my poem ‘Love’s Return’ published in a new poetry anthology called Illuminations of the Soul.  This collection is comprised of the winning and shortlisted poems in the annual poetry competition hosted by the Spiritual Writers’ Network, and contains a diverse yet unified array of works from around the world, ranging from the autobiographical to the philosophical, from stillness to intense inner journeying.

Illuminations of the Soul is available in print and kindle editions at Amazon Australia, Amazon US, and Amazon UK.

With thanks to the Spiritual Writers’ Network and congratulations to all the poets!

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The Stars Like Sand

I’ve just heard that my science fiction poem, ‘Folds’, has been accepted for publication in The Stars Like Sand, an anthology of Australian Speculative Poetry, which will be published early in 2014.

I’m looking forward to seeing this collection, and to celebrate, here’s another poem (in the form of a non-rhyming villanelle, a nineteen line poem composed of five tercets and a quatrain, with two refrains and two repeating lines).


spring arrives


spring arrives with solar sparks

wattle frays pompom yellow

across the guiding arc


optic refractions shimmer in

the light-lace of her nerves

spring arrives with solar sparks


she looses days, weeks, seasons

old prophecies run like sandstars

across the guiding arc


hieroglyphs float on moonlight

honeyeaters could drink rivers

spring arrives with solar sparks


angels curve through her dreamtime

blue star prismatics pirouette

across the guiding arc


‘My love, feel this sky-stillness

enfold the time-space dimple’

spring arrives with solar sparks

across the guiding arc


wattle in bloom in the garden

wattle in bloom in the garden