"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

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hallowe'en Success!!

 I recently entered a Hallowe'en poetry competition at a recently discovered English site called The Poetry Box.  
And blow me, but didn't I win! What I won, apart from the prestige, certificate and winners' issue, was an inscribed silver cup, which is pretty heavy and which I have now started to take to bed with me. My wife says I can't walk down the sitting room without pausing in front of it and raising it aloft like I was at Wembley.
As part of the deal, I had to supply a photo to send back to the Poetry Box with the Cup. My son dutifully did the honours (above) but then insisted on a photo more in keeping with the theme of Hallowe'en (below)
Please check out the Poetry Box. It is a very quirky site and specialises in... well, I will let the editor, Barley Robinson, explain:

"The Poetry Box Dark & Horror Poetry Magazine Monthly' publishes not only Dark, Horror, Gothic and Romantic Poetry - but Satire and Black Comedy Poetry, too.    As a Poet myself, I write primarily within the latter genres - with occasional forays into the Dark and Melodramatically Theatrical Gothic.  The modern Horror Poetry genre is frequently overwhelmed by an excess of formulaic 'Vampire-Themed' and 'Haunted-Themed' Poems - and by neo-Romantic sentiment regarding the dubious or delightful pleasures of loneliness, revenge and death.  As Editor however, I do believe that across all literary genres there is nothing quite as 'Dark' as the Contemporary 'Satirical and Black Comedy' Poet - and perhaps - no other genre of poetry demands wit, perception, observation and personal integrity and opinion in quite so healthy proportions."


  1. A Cup, an actual poetry trophy!Wahoo!

  2. .... we knew him when!! Congrats.

  3. Peadar, yes, incredible for one so talentless, eh?
    Helen, how you doing? Long time no hear!

  4. Well done Peter, we have a prize-winning author in our midst!