Niamh Clune

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The Wednesday Poetry Corner With Aidan Tiffin (Aged 10)

Introducing the poetry of a wonderful young poet ~ Aidan Tiffin. Aidan is the son of the sister of a very dear friend of mine. I think Aidan, who was … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · 19 Comments

The Wednesday Poetry Corner With Jacinta Caplan

  Introducing Jacinta Caplan to the plum tree. Jacinta  submitted this very powerful poem for the Plum Tree Book’s Poetry anthology on MOTHER! I love her poetry and her ability … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 3 Comments

Wednesday Poetry Corner: featuring some of the Mother submissions ~ Felicity Harley and Gretchen

I thought I would give you a sample of some of the poems that have been submitted for the Plum Tree Books’ Mother anthology. To illustrate this piece, I have … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

Wednesday Poetry Corner: Calling All Poets and Artists!

April has been declared International poetry month. My friends over on the Bardo Group are celebrating with all things poetry. Plum Tree Books will participate in this by publishing a … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 13 Comments

Plum Tree Books News-Flash

Dear friends, we have some new and very brilliant people joining us on Plum Tree Books. I am delighted to announce that Dr. Aprilia Zank, poet, editor, lecturer and translator will … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

In The Sandbox with Dr. Ampat Koshy

Which shall we choose? Young/old, simple/complex, popular/or great bards? By Ampat Koshy In the humorous film ‘Music and Lyrics’ (2007), a discussion comes up between Hugh Grant (Alex, former pop music … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 24 Comments

In The Sandbox With Dr. Koshy

Among other things, as Dr. Koshy looks at Content and Style, he draws our attention to the Dalit poets. For those of you unfamiliar with this term, Dalits are at … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 30 Comments

The Wednesday Corner With DiAnne Ebejer: Poetry As Truth

Poetry as Truth By DiAnne Ebejer As a young girl I first fell in love with books, then poetry. I told my Dad I wanted to learn how to write … Continue reading

May 1, 2013 · 8 Comments

Wednesday On The Plum Tree: The Brisbane Connection With Tony Mutton

Drum roll…Dah Dah da Dahhhhhhh! Introducing the one and only Tony Mutton!  Tony is a wonderful, quirky poet and friend to Plum Tree Books. I hope you enjoy hearing about his … Continue reading

April 24, 2013 · 27 Comments

National Poetry Month.

In acknowledgement of National Poetry Month, I will be releasing the Plum Tree Books anthology: All The Lonely People on Saturday 6th March and announcing the names of all those … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · 11 Comments

On The Plum Tree Features: Sue Lobo & Beverley Ann Hoyles in Song Of Sahel

These features are such a pleasure. This week’s feature is dedicated to two of Plum Tree’s most prolific and exciting poets.  Beverley writes from the heart. Compassion is the mucilage … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 5 Comments

Bloodline Or Accent!

Bloodline or Accent? When I was asked to write something about “my country,” the invitation gave me cause to pause. I have lived in many countries, Canada, USA, Africa, working … Continue reading

February 17, 2013 · 17 Comments