Anne Caldwell, author of Slug Language, has won a First Collection award with Cinnamon Press and will have a full length collection out with them in 2011. Great news! Hardly any of Anne's pamphlets are left, so if you want a collector's item, ask for one now.


And somehow it has turned into October. The rowan outside my study window is turning red and the sun glinting on it most beautifully. The leaves are rippling in the breeze. Sphinx 11 is finished: just needs its buttons polished. PoemCards are coursing their way around the world.

There won't be a blog entry next weekend because I'll be away doing an event on Saturday afternoon in Chester.

D A Prince, Gill McEvoy (who runs the Chester Oyez festival), Anne Caldwell and Janet Loverseed will be joining me, so if you're anywhere in the vicinity do come along. I have had my hair coloured redder so as to be visible. It may be a little too red. Oh well.

The excellent winners of the STORY competition will be announced next weekend too.

And before we know it, it'll be Christmas . . .