Poetry Genres

Publications of The Poet Mj’s Works

The Mozzie – Publishers Journal

July 2017

Published my poem ‘Schubert Impromptu No 3 Piano Played On’ in Volume 25 Issue 5

 

Backstory (Swinburne University) – Publishers Journal Online

June 2017

Published three of my non-fiction historical poems in Issue 3

‘At the Assassin’s Hands’

‘Sunday 11th July 1875 – Just before 8ish!’

‘Helen Mitchell Photography 1873’

http://www.backstoryjournal.com.au/category/issues/issue-three-issues/

 

‘At the Assassin’s Hands’ by Mj

Version 2 Elegy Poem

http://www.backstoryjournal.com.au/2017/06/17/assassins-hands-melinda-jane/

 

‘Sunday 11th July 1875 – Just before 8ish!’ by Mj

Prose Poem

http://www.backstoryjournal.com.au/2017/06/17/sunday-11th-july-1875-just-8ish-melinda-jane/

 

‘Helen Mitchell Photography 1873’ by Mj

Ekphrastic Poetry

http://www.backstoryjournal.com.au/2017/06/17/helen-mitchell-photography-1873-melinda-jane/

 

Rambutan Literary – Publishers Journal Online

June 2017

Published my poem ‘Liko – protected by Buddha’

http://www.rambutanliterary.com/issue-four-melinda-jane.html

 

Fellowship of Australian Writers

National Literary Awards 2016

Di Cranston Script Section

March 2017

Highly Commended for my play titled ‘The Farmer’s Wife’

http://www.fawvic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/aFAW-National-Literay-Awards-2016.pdf

 

Music Concert

May 2016

Music Concert of my lyrics with music by a composer played at a Festival. Recorded by Local ABC Radio.

 

Open Poetry Competition

KNWG Writing Competition 2015

October 2015

Second Place – ‘Tokens of Beauty’ by The Poet Mj

https://knwgwriters.net/writers-on-parade/competition-2/

https://knwgsite.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/the-poet-mj-e28093-tokens-of-beauty-e28093-2nd-place-open-poetry.pdf

 

‘The Currawong and the Owl’

Written by Melinda Jane, Illustrated by Hamish

August 2015 Published

Picture book for children

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

http://www.riddochartgallery.org.au/other-local-artist-items/

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/198060606?selectedversion=NBD55475322

http://link.belmont.wa.gov.au/portal/The-currawong-and-the-owl-written-by-Melinda/t8Keu1Wd5XY/

 

‘The Spoken Word’ by Mj

May 2015 Published

Spoken word & audio soundscape CD

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

http://www.riddochartgallery.org.au/other-local-artist-items/

 

‘Words By Me – a selection of poems’ by Mj

May 2014 Published

Poetry Book

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

 

‘My Halo – a collection of poems’ by Mj

September 2013 Published

E-book Poetry

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/6381045

 

‘Compact – a collection of sayings’ by Mj

September 2013 Published

E-book Sayings

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/6381045

Lurid Sweeties

List poetry can be deceptive in its simplicity.  List poems take the form of an everyday list either rhymed or unrhymed.  It uses a list to explain a subject in detail. 

My own list poem “Lurid Sweeties” looks like a shopping list for sweets from a shop but this list is deceptive.  It is also a satire about a woman’s love life and the outcome of her choices.  Dark but a witty, fun poem. 

A plate of sweets

Lurid  Sweeties

Hubba  Bubba

Cherry  Ripe

Bounty

Curley  Wurley

In  the

Black  Forest

With  the

Snakes  like

White  Chocolate

Dark  Chocolate

White  Knight

Turkish  Delight

Swiss  Gold

Mint  Pattie

And  the

Life  Savers

Then

Coconut  Rough

M&M

Rocky  Road

Then  comes

Kinder  Surprises

Jelly  Babies

With  Freckles

©  by  The  Poet Mj

 Snakes Picture