It has been a great week for two of our authors who are already regarded and successful poets even before they graduate. However, as a reminder, there are more NCLA events in May you can book, namely the annual Newcastle Poetry Festival and the last creative Saturday before the summer break with the wonderful children’s author Chloe Daykin, an alumnus of MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University.
- Natalie Crick has had another great week. Two of her poems have been published in Issue 9 of the literary magazine Confluence. Another poem was published in Tule Review, a literary publication of the Sacramento Poetry Center.
- Another great week for Alexandra Corrin-Tachibana. When I heard that she had a poem On your first day at Japanese Nursery published by Eunoia Magazine, I was reminded of the words of Jacob Polley that an author needs to work hard but then he or she needs a bit of luck and a champion who will help them to succeed. A few days later Street Light published two of her poems from the ‘Japan cycle’, My Bride Face and Okasan: my Mother-in-law.