CelebrateYourCreativeAchievementsOf2022 Calling all poets/short prose writers/artworkers between 26-31st December I want to celebrate your creativity over the last year. Please email me a list, plus bio, links and so on. Soon as possible. Today we celebrate the achievements in 2022 of Beth Brooke

Beth Brooke

is a Dorset-based poet and her writing is grounded in the Wessex landscape and history. Her debut pamphlet, A Landscape With Birds was published by Hedgehog Poetry in July 2022. Her second pamphlet, Transformations, will be published by Hedgehog next year. The poems are all inspired by the work of Dame Elisabeth Frink, the sculptor and artist.

My hope for next year:
I am looking forward to seeing my poems inspired by the work of Elisabeth Frink. I will be running workshops in the Artists’ Gallery at the Dorset Museum in May 2023 as part of their events celebrating their major exhibition about her life and work.

I am waiting on the outcome of another pamphlet submission. I know it’s made the shortlist so fingers crossed!

I hope I can continue to develop my writing and continue to engage with the poetry community who have given me so much.

Obviously I am also hoping for world peace but I guess that’s a given.

It’s been a great year for my poetry and I love the supportive and exciting poetry community that I have found. Here’s some of my highlights in no particular order:

Dawntreader edition 57 and edition 60 published by Indigo Dreams
Poetry Bus 10: Special Anniversary Edition
Close Up – an anthology of poems about cancer, grief, hope and healing published by Orchard Lea
Demos Rising published by Fly On The Wall
Dreich season 4 issue 11
Cerasus Journal issue 7
Eat The Storms issue 1
A Duet Of Ghosts published by Blackbough
Blackbough Christmas & Winter vol III
Steel Jackdaws e-journal issue 8

And finally, my debut pamphlet, A Landscape With Birds, published in July 2022 by Hedgehog Poetry Press

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