"Seven bums and fourteen legs,
a brazen ecstasy which begs
the question some of us are asking -
is Peter Goulding multi-tasking?"

Martin Parker, Editor, Lighten Up Online

Friday, October 29, 2010

Doing the sums

Hi Peter, glad to be the bearer of good news last week, and pleased to say I can do the same today... Three of your poems ("Nine is a Magic Number", "The Ballad of the Parallel Lines" and "Who Are These x and y?") have been selected for publication in our upcoming book for US middle schools!
The teachers both in NZ and the US who reviewed the poems all gave yours high scores, saying they were perfect for this age group, fun, engaging and original, so well done!
I will put together a contract on Monday and email it to you. Once that is signed and finished, you'll be free to invoice us.

I'll be in touch early next week. Enjoy your weekend.

South Pacific Press

This man, who I'd never heard of at the beginning of the year, has rapidly become my favourite person in the world. Yup, I'll be enjoying my weekend (provided Shels beat Waterford tomorrow night)


  1. A contract! Be da hokey! I knew you'd head that goal. Congrats!

  2. Holy smokes, Peter! You'll be a hero to children everywhere! What a fantastic coup! A contract, no less. Well done and by god, you deserve it!

    Hmm, maybe I should consider this approach.


  3. Nah, something's bound to go wrong or they'll have a change of heart...

  4. Yahoo! Brilliant news, brilliantly communciated!