Walrussey by Bex Hainsworth (ABCTales Poet Mistaken Magic)
Posted by Insertponceyfrenchnamehere on Wed, 06 Dec 2023
Well this definitely deserves a place on our front page: Bex Hainsworth who wrote on ABCTales as Mistaken Magic has published her first poetry anthology. Not only that, but one of the poems in the collection, ‘An Octopus Picks Litter at the End of the World’ has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize by her publisher, The Black Cat Poetry Press. Very big congratulations to her!
I'm sure most of you won't remember me, but this site was such an important step in my writing journey. It was where, at sixteen years old, I first started sharing my poetry. This community helped me develop my craft and supported me through the ups and downs of my teenage years.
Leaving ABCtales behind whilst I was at university was difficult, but felt like what I needed as I dedicated my time to studying and starting teacher training.
I'm now thirty-two and a full-time English teacher. This year, I married the love of my life, a wonderful person who has edited every poem I've written for the past five years, and I published my first collection of poetry!
I would also like to say a huge thank you to everyone at ABCtales, past and present, for being such an important part of my life, and for all the support and feedback you offered me when I was first starting out as a fledgling poet