Wishing you a Happy World Poetry Day!

Ripple Poetry

What a beautiful gif from Unesco!  Due to time differences between Northern and Southern Hemispheres World Poetry day is still happening!

I think I would love to organise something for this day next year !  This is what UNESCO  say on their site.

“Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures.

In celebrating World Poetry Day, March 21, UNESCO recognizes the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.

decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.

One of the main objectives of the Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to…

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Kids Book Review Interview

Magic Fish Dreaming

Hooray!  Just letting you know that today there is an interview with June on Kids Book Review Interview   (done by Penny Harrison)

You can find  some earlier interviews here:

Readilearn Interview (With Norah Colvin)

ABC interview (sound cloud)

Poet Turns to Crowd Funding (sound cloud)

Karen Tyrrell Interview

Dimity Powell’s Interview

Ali Stegert Interview

Tales from Pasifika interview

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Our Latest Good Reads Review

Magic Fish Dreaming

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byJune Perkins(Goodreads Author), Helene Magisson(Illustrator)

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Vacen Taylor‘s review
Mar 08, 2017

Magic Fish Dreaming is one of those books destined for parents who understand the importance of reading a book to their children, a book that discovers magic in the country and its creatures. The words are joyful and magical. The illustrations are lovable, alive with shape, imagery and spirit.

This book is filled with poems that draw you into the peacefulness of the Australian bush. Poems that celebrate the creatures like Geckos’ Dance, Beyond Caterpillar Days, Tawny and Wishing for a Fish invite readers on a rhythmic journey with images to help them along the way.

Poems that feature the power of our environment like Storm Dancers and Lost at Sea gather readers up and ask them to explore the heart of far north Queensland.

This is a book for everyone…

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Some New Poems

Have been writing some new poetry lately, and working hard on sharing the book and more.

Magic Fish Dreaming

Although selling copies of Magic Fish Dreaming can keep me busy, I always put aside special time for writing poems.

I have been submitting them to Australian Children’s Poetry and encourage you to check out their excellent prompts!  They are so much fun!

I’ve been doing some submissions for projects and hope to have good news for our fans soon.

With submissions of both projects and poetry publications I like to forget about them once they are in, working on my writing helps me to take my mind off them.  At this stage all I can say is that some of these are not just for Magic Fish Dreaming, but the cause of poetry and children in general!  Please cross your fingers and send your positive wishes !

I’ve always loved collaborating and recently began to have conversations with a number of Australian poets for children. I have always…

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Magic Fish Dreaming At Little Gnome

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Magic Fish Dreaming has arrived at Little Gnome and should be up  on the shelves sometime next week.

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We’ve left a surprise (one only) there for the very FIRST person to buy Magic Fish Dreaming.  You just need to ask for it at the time of purchase and mention this blog.

And please spread the word about all the lovely bookshops stocking Magic Fish Dreaming.

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