Duffy Furiosa

I'm behind the times again. (Being sick for a week will do that to you.) Carol Ann Duffy has offered her first official poem as UK Poet Laureate, called "Politics", and it's a cracker – read it here. (In case you're wondering where the title of this post comes from, it's from Prof. John Sutherland's commentary …

more awards for Thornspell

Huge congratulations to Christchurch poet and author Helen Lowe – her first novel, the fabulous Thornspell, has just picked up not one but TWO Sir Julius Vogel awards at Conscription, the 2009 New Zealand Science Fiction convention! She took out Best New Talent and Best Young Adult Novel – the latter is all the more impressive when …