Friday, 13 June 2014


My friend Bec Jessen's verse novel, Gap, is now up on UQP's website.  This is what UQP says about it: 

"From the winner of the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards – Best Emerging Author category, Gap combines a gripping crime thriller with a style evocative of Dorothy Porter’s cult classic, The Monkey’s Mask."  

Gap will be launched at Avid Reader on Friday, 8th August, and will be available for purchase from 23 July, 2014. Please support this talented and new writer.  And, yes, you guessed it - the cover is awesome!

And because I don't want you to feel cheated, here's a poem I wrote a long time ago. Every time I look at this poem, I make some small change.  Today was no different. 

6pm, Brisbane
Stopping in the Rain
                        Kathy George

In the headlights the child was
Shadowed by a black and huge umbrella
All thin arms and glistening legs
The dog was more forthcoming -
Pattering across the wet tarmac
He blinked away the raindrops
And grinned his gratitude
The way dogs do.

But then, just before she stepped to safety
The child shifted the umbrella, she lifted her face
And through a veil of slow dripping rain  
She looked at me

Photo: Google Images

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