26 July 2009

Sport 2009

(That’s the magazine rather than the activity.)

A very exiting thing that happened this week is I got the latest issue of Sport magazine in the mail, with three of my poems in it! This is the first time I’ve had work published in Sport before, and I’m pretty excited about it. The poems are some of my movie poems: ‘When the lights go down’, ‘Chris’s life, a directed by Ken Russell’ (I must confess I stole some of this from things Chris said – including the best line: ‘That’s the anteater of self-doubt’), and ‘Helen’s life, as directed by Christine Jeffs’. The last two are part of a series I started in which various people I know have their lives directed by various film directors.

I haven’t had a chance to sit down with this issue and have a good read yet, but there’s lots to enjoy, including stories by Vivienne Plumb, Ingrid Horrocks and Johanna Aitchison, and poetry by Ian Wedde, Andrew Johnstone, Bill Manhire, Lynn Davidson and more.

The cover is very cool. It features a pair of giant rabbits among the tussock, wearing suits, reading a large book. Very Lynchian.

6 comments:

hix said...

Congratulatons! Have a brilliant day, basking in your outstandingness.

Helen Rickerby said...

Aww, thanks. You have a great day basking in your outstandingness too! I will soon be walking past your house, and will wave if I see you.

Sean_Molloy said...

I could turn around and say I'm proud of you, but I think I will posr this comment instead.

the daily screenwriter said...

Congratulations Helen!

harvey molloy said...

Congrats Helen. You're in good company and it is a good cover.

Tim Jones said...

Congratulations, Helen. That's really good news.