Saturday, July 02, 2011

Back on the horse - picking poems!

It's been a while since I posted here, so long in fact that the echoes are rather loud!

As usual, I've been busy with things work-ish; finishing off courses for the summer, taking on short courses and up to my eyeballs in paperwork and marking. The marking will continue for another week longer, but it is sheer bliss knowing that I don't have to be hurtling up and down the M1 or across to Kells for a few weeks.

In the meantime, I was asked to judge a poetry competition for Eyewear - the theme was using the number six, as it is Eyewear's sixth birthday. I chose the winning poem blind from all the poems sent - so it was amazing to later find out that the winner, Janet Vickers, was Canadian, and it was Canada day yesterday - serendipity on many levels.

Check it out and look out for the picture of me with cakes... in the background. Oh yes.

3 comments:

AquaMarina said...

great choice, lovely photo - well done!! ;0)

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Love the new 'do'! COngrats on picking Janet's poem - it's vg.

Rachel Fenton said...

Congratulations to Janet! And Barbara, you "chose the winning poem blind" - for Eyewear!! Loved that -probably is not registering as funny anywhere else, so I'll be moving on now....