My words in New York

I have some exciting news, my friends.

Deep in the heart of another Victorian lockdown (can’t remember which one, all a blur) I was contacted online by Margin Alexander who is an international composer, currently based in New York. He had come across one of my old poems via Instagram and it had inspired him to write a song, and he was wondering if he could use it for a concert in Manhattan. Now, I have to be honest, I was in the midst of homeschooling a 9 & 7 year old, caring for a 4 year old who couldn’t go to kinder, trying to do a PhD, finish my poetry manuscript, plan my post PhD career, run my holiday business through covid, renovate an early Victorian home and just generally survive, so I thought this must, surely, be a scam.

But it wasn’t, and I’m thrilled to announce that my poem has been turned into a beautiful piece of music which will debut this week in New York. My words will be read by an actor, and I’ll get the chance to watch online. Tickets are available here


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    1. Thanks Angela, I’m pretty excited by it all.
      The PhD is progressing as well as it can be with home schooling! I’m spending this school holidays marking up my printed manuscript, getting it ready for another supervisor read through.
      I’ve also been selected as a Ballarat Arts Foundation mentee for 2021, so I’m fine tuning a poetry manuscript as well. My mentor is also a PhD supervisor, so she keeps me focused by asking me if I am working on both projects, not just the fun stuff!

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