Phil, Tristan, Fliss in The Dirigible Balloon

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Mon Aug 01, 2022 12:45 am

Morning!

Happy to report that MacPhil, Tristan and one Felicity Teague appear in the August issue of TDB. Also the anniversary issue (it's one year old today), it features 80+ poems on the theme of travel. I feel honoured to be included and here's a link to all the poems: https://dirigibleballoon.org/

I should add that our John Isbell assisted me with two of the three poems I submitted. I missed the original deadline; editor Jonathan Humble reopened submissions for a short period; and I worked very quickly to put things together! John's suggestions were excellent as always :)

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Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:13 am

Great Fliss and Tristan, brill poems, and lovely to see us all sharing work in such a lovely mag for kids🍷
The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.
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Mon Aug 01, 2022 7:16 am

Congratulations to you, Phil, Tristan and Fliss! I've had lots of fun reading all of your poems.


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Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:30 pm

Thanks very much, MacPhil and Lia! It is great to be in this mag; there has been so much praise on Twitter today. It's not only poets who love it, but also schools, which is very cool 8)

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Mon Aug 01, 2022 9:42 pm

Many congrats to Fliss and Phil. Read all your poems and enjoyed them all immensely. Love children’s poetry. There’s so many other great poems there too. The Dirigible Balloon is a great project. I’m going through all the poems with my 11 year old daughter - she loves poetry.

Many thanks to Fliss for flagging up The Dirigible Balloon to me on Twitter. Much appreciated!

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Tue Aug 02, 2022 6:02 am

Thanks Lia and Tristan.
Love children’s poetry. There’s so many other great poems there too. The Dirigible Balloon is a great project. I’m going through all the poems with my 11 year old daughter - she loves poetry.
Totally agree Tristan. Great your daughter has a love of poetry.

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Yes, thanks everyone :)

I agree that TDB is a great project and it's lovely to think of you going through all the poems with your daughter, Tristan. You're very welcome for the flag!

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Hello again,

Just doing a little bump, as two of my three poems now have audio :)

https://dirigibleballoon.org/poem/A-wandering
https://dirigibleballoon.org/poem/Song-of-the-Dodos :lol:

I haven't been able to perform 'Sail Away' just yet, as I need to cast a tern and a seal, lol. I'm a natural soprano, so I can't quite do descant or bass :)

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PS: I saw on Twitter earlier this evening that, after the September issue of TDB, it'll be closed for a while so the editor can concentrate on the anthology :idea:
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Hi Fliss,

Just listened to your recordings on TDB. They sound great. You read your poems so well. I’m always in admiration of those who can do this, as I struggle with it.

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Vastly entertained by those readings Fliss. Super 🍾
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Sun Aug 07, 2022 3:12 pm
Hi Fliss,

Just listened to your recordings on TDB. They sound great. You read your poems so well. I’m always in admiration of those who can do this, as I struggle with it.

Cheers,

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Hi Tristan,

Hooray! Thank you; I'm happy you enjoyed the recordings. I was actually very nervous the first time I read for TDB, but I'm getting more confident the more I do it. I find it helps to talk and laugh to myself for a while beforehand, to relax my voice. I also have a mug of warm tea, water, and a couple of lemon Ricolas; that all helps too, somehow :)

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Vastly entertained by those readings Fliss. Super 🍾
Yay! Ta muchly, MacPhil. Appreciate the champers, as usual :lol:
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Mon Aug 08, 2022 9:17 am

These are lovely readings, Fliss. Very nicely timed and articulated.

Much enjoyed,

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Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:51 pm

Thanks, Lia! I'm happy you enjoyed the readings :D

Best wishes,
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