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Chinese edition of Loss Adjustment launched

It’s with great pleasure I announce that the Chinese edition of my memoir Loss Adjustment, about the death by suicide of my 17-year-old daughter Victoria McLeod, was launched in June 2023. It is published by Beijing Guangchen, China’s biggest book influencer. The Chinese translation rights were purchased from my Singapore publisher, Ethos Books, in a deal brokered by Grayhawk Literary Agency.
Name of publisher: Beijing Guangchen Culture Communication Co., Ltd.
City of publication: Beijing, China
Date of publication: June 2023
Translator: Huang Yao

 

 

New poem
‘A bird i catch || to eat’
Second prize in the Mslexia Poetry Contest,

Read it in the print version of
Mslexia, no.93.

‘Language flies around the page … and
finally lands as a small bird.’

— Judge Pascale Petit

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Congrats to Dunedin poet Megan Kitching for her collection, At the Point of Seeing, being shortlisted for the poetry section of the @ockham_nz_book_award , judged by Diane Brown. I reviewed this beautiful collection for the NZ Review of Books. https://www.nzreviewofbooks.com/at-the-point-of-seeing.../

Congrats to Dunedin poet Megan Kitching for her collection, At the Point of Seeing, being shortlisted for the poetry section of the @ockham_nz_book_award , judged by Diane Brown. I reviewed this beautiful collection for the NZ Review of Books. https://www.nzreviewofbooks.com/at-the-point-of-seeing.../ ...

Congrats to Norfolk poet and friend @sueburge4 for winning the UK's @mslexia Poetry Contest, judged by the incredible Fiona Benson. Sue is an amazing teacher of poetry, too, & has taught at @uealdc & @thepoetryschool. Doubly happy as I was runner-up in this contest two years ago. @naomifoylepoet @andreahollandpoet @patrickwiddess @poetrynonstop #poetry

Congrats to Norfolk poet and friend @sueburge4 for winning the UK`s @mslexia Poetry Contest, judged by the incredible Fiona Benson. Sue is an amazing teacher of poetry, too, & has taught at @uealdc & @thepoetryschool. Doubly happy as I was runner-up in this contest two years ago. @naomifoylepoet @andreahollandpoet @patrickwiddess @poetrynonstop #poetry ...

Your weekend culture fix solved. Two friends chatting about poetry. In a podcast. Go to @poetrynonstop or see link below.Young poet Olivia Tuck shares with me her brilliant & often funny observations thanks to @poetrynon-stop run by the wonderful Patrick Widdess in Norwich. Liv and I are both grads of UEA's poetry MA. Just to clarify, We are not Mistresses of the Arts, whatever you think that might be. (Though maybe we are?);That is the name of Olivia's poetry manuscript, which seeks a home. Hint to publishers.Who is Olivia Tuck? (she/her) has had work published by the Poetry Society and Broken Sleep, and in several print and online journals. She was runner-up in the 2023 Jane Martin Poetry Prize awarded by Girton College Cambridge, and was longlisted for the 2022 Rebecca Swift Foundation Women Poets’ Prize. She is an Associate Editor at Tears in the Fence and at Lighthouse. Her pamphlet Things Only Borderlines Know was published by Black Rabbit Press in 2019. @patrickwiddess @tears.inthefence @perlakantarjian @lastpoetstandingnorwich @evediariden @merylpugh @salma_baalawy @bad.ri.ya @thebookhive @sarahcrowe65 #poetry #norwichhttps://poetrynonstop.com/2024/02/16/episode-52-linda-collins-and-olivia-tuck-mistresses-of-arts/

Your weekend culture fix solved. Two friends chatting about poetry. In a podcast. Go to @poetrynonstop or see link below.
Young poet Olivia Tuck shares with me her brilliant & often funny observations thanks to @poetrynon-stop run by the wonderful Patrick Widdess in Norwich. Liv and I are both grads of UEA`s poetry MA.
Just to clarify, We are not Mistresses of the Arts, whatever you think that might be. (Though maybe we are?);That is the name of Olivia`s poetry manuscript, which seeks a home. Hint to publishers.

Who is Olivia Tuck? (she/her) has had work published by the Poetry Society and Broken Sleep, and in several print and online journals. She was runner-up in the 2023 Jane Martin Poetry Prize awarded by Girton College Cambridge, and was longlisted for the 2022 Rebecca Swift Foundation Women Poets’ Prize. She is an Associate Editor at Tears in the Fence and at Lighthouse. Her pamphlet Things Only Borderlines Know was published by Black Rabbit Press in 2019. @patrickwiddess @tears.inthefence @perlakantarjian @lastpoetstandingnorwich @evediariden @merylpugh @salma_baalawy @bad.ri.ya @thebookhive @sarahcrowe65 #poetry #norwich

https://poetrynonstop.com/2024/02/16/episode-52-linda-collins-and-olivia-tuck-mistresses-of-arts/
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A Singapore colleague came across this much-loved, much-thumbed copy of my book, Loss Adjustment, in the upgraded Central Library. It even has Post-it notes! Grateful that the book is still out in the world, reaching those who need to read it. Photo credit: Suling Lin @sulingshoots #lossadjustment #memoir #suicideprevention #libraries #readersofinstagram @ethosbooks @malpixo @nationallibrarysg

A Singapore colleague came across this much-loved, much-thumbed copy of my book, Loss Adjustment, in the upgraded Central Library. It even has Post-it notes! Grateful that the book is still out in the world, reaching those who need to read it. Photo credit: Suling Lin @sulingshoots #lossadjustment #memoir #suicideprevention #libraries #readersofinstagram @ethosbooks @malpixo @nationallibrarysg ...

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