End of Year Successes for OU Poets

Today sees the publication of new OU Poets’ Society member, Patricia M. Osborne’s poetry conversation with Maureen Cullen, Sherry and Sparkly (Hedgehog Press, 2021). The pamphlet records their reminscences and reflections upon their common experiences, starting with growing up in the fifties and sixties. Click here to read Patricia reflecting upon a poem from this collection and here to read a review.

Patricia M. Osborne is a published novelist, poet and short story writer. Her short stories and her poems have been published in various literary magazines and anthologies, and the final instalment of her House of Grace family saga trilogy was published in March 2021. Taxus Baccata and The Montefiore Bride (pamphlet) were published by Hedgehog Poetry Press in 2020. Click here to checkout her blog and to buy a copy of Sherry and Sparkly. All proceeds from copies bought directly from the poets will be donated to Cancer Research.

We also heard recently that Kate Young, no stranger to competition success, was shortlisted for the 2021 Waltham Forest Poetry Competition. The organisers received over one thousand entries from poets young and old from across the globe.

Congratulations to Patricia and Kate. What a way to end the year!

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