May 22nd 2018
Great to be Seren's featured Friday poet on their fantastic blog. Really appreciate the comments on my poem 'Hues'.
Myself and Robert W really enjoyed the attentive audience we were lucky to have for our readings at Ye Olde Murenger in Newport. Thank you to Alan Roderick for inviting us to read, whose own wonderful poetry we both enjoyed hearing, along with work from talented open micers Pam Cocchiara, Angela Platt, Greg Platt. We were then treated to a short set by the glorious Jonathan Edwards and felt privileged to be hearing new work from a poet we both admire.
Huge thanks to
May 5th 2018
Huge thanks to Crysse Morrison and the team at Visual Radio Arts for a wonderful afternoon reading our work on air at this fantastic, unique radio station. We all thoroughly enjoyed the experience!!! Check us out and check out this wonderful radio station!!
I couldn't have wished for a better launch event for my first full-length collection In Her Shambles. Over 150 people attended and made the evening so special for myself and fellow 'launcher' Claire Williamson. Stunning sets by John Pearce took everyone's breath away. Waterstones staff were superb and it was lovely to celebrate the collections surrounded by books. Great write-up of the event on the Seren website. https://www.serenbooks.com/newsentry/audience-150-double-poetry-book-launch
I am thrilled that my poem 'Dhusarah' is going to be performed by an actor at a wonderful winter solstice event to be headlined by Rachel Dadd. The poem explores the intriguing and varied etymology of the word 'Dusk'.
On 21st December Dusk starts in the UK in the far NE (Shetland) at 16:53 and finishes in the far South West (Cornwall) at 18:21, taking between 40 and 50 minutes depending where you are.
Arachne Press have organised a 'wave' of performances (poems, music, plays) which will each begin as dusk descends in twelve locations across the UK, starting In Aberdeen and ending In Redruth, taking in key spots in between.
Details and tickets below:
It was a fantastic evening at Bordeaux Quay last Monday, at the launch of Robert Walton and Paul Deaton's Seren poetry collections in Part I of 'The Spoke Go Seren', with Part II next year when myself and Claire Williamson will launch our collections. Check out the event here:
What a fantastic couple of moths for poetry!! I was mesmerised for the whole hour-long performance of Julie-ann Rowell's 'Voices in the Garden', poems that explore the life of Joan of Arc. Julie read beautifully and was accompanied by music authentic to the time by the wonderful Mock Hobby Horse. Over at the Swindon festival (the friendliest festival you will ever experience) I got to enjoy readings by fantastic poets Ginny Fisher, Marilyn Hammock, Rachael Clyne and John Mills. Their poems express rage, beauty, and humour through sensuous, musical language and glorious imagery. It was such a treat to hear them read!!
Just finished reading W.S Merwin's 'Garden Time'. Incredible, very different to anything I've read before. I would totally recommend it. Check out this website for fab poet Robert Walton: www.robertwaltonwriter.com. I've just read Robert's beautiful first collection 'Workings', published in 1979. Another must-read, available on Amazon.
Proud to announce the birth of our gorgeous baby boy Jack Ethan Hill, born on 12th May. I have been writing throughout pregnancy and the experience of giving birth. He is an inspiration!
Planning poetry reading and events and getting very excited about the publication of my first full collection by Seren Publishers in April next year.
More to follow...
I am honoured to have three poems featured in the latest edition of prestigious poetry journal Agenda (Vol 50 The Power Of Poetry). I'm proud to be published alongside so many fantastic poets.
A wonderful night at The Troubadour Cafe in London, where I read my prizewinning poem 'Writing Him Out' and enjoyed a glorious selection of poetry from my fellow prizewinners.
Judge Glyn Maxwell wrote:
'There’s a brilliant, almost painful exactness to Elizabeth Parker’s Writing Him Out, where whatever needs to be written to the nameless him demands puncturing, squeezing, a bright scratch, a clot, a psychology crystallized in a single act.'
Above: The Spoke on The Water, Bristol harbourside
Thrilled to have my poem 'Lizzie' featured in the latest issue of glorious poetry journal The Interpreter's House:
Fantastic evening at Bristol's Novel Nights. Really
enjoyed reading an extract from my novel 'Caulibon'.