Wednesday, 5 August 2020


The cover of my new poetry book, Upturned. Launched on June 25th.

So much has happened since I last wrote here. 
We have been in and now out of Lockdown and seemingly a haven free of Covid (for now?) 
Cases are arriving from overseas daily and everyone who arrives is quarantined for two weeks. Most of those arriving are New Zealanders arriving back home from India, Europe, America, England, Australia ...

In other news (see above) I have had a new poetry book published. My fourth - this one with a new publisher. The books are available to order and / or buy from the publisher at The Cuba Press. 

At the same time, I have published a novel. Talk about a tiger for punishment! 

This book is available from Books Amazon 

These are odd times with us feeling cut adrift from the rest of the world, living in our own bubble. 

The world is falling into autumn and we are about to spring into Spring. Still wary of community outbreaks and of having to create safe borders wherever there is (if ever there is) another outbreak.

The small wax eyes love the sugar water and the sugar and oatmeal mixture I put out for them.

As Spring approaches I can’t help but wonder what’s the summer ahead going to be like? 
Hoping for the best, I’ve booked a week’s stay by the beach from New Years Eve on. 

It’s all we can do isn’t it? Hope. As the seasons change and the days grow longer, hope doesn’t seem such a bad thing.

I hope all of you and yours are okay, wherever you are in these troubled times. 


Avus said...

My, you have been a busy girl, Kay! "Craggan Dhu" is, I think, "Black Rock". Amazon has my order.

Your lovely country is pretty much Covid free compared to us in the UK and we are beginning to see selected areas/towns being put, again, into lockdown. This is happening mostly in out midland towns, where there are many ethnic families, clustered together in crowded accommodation. But Aberdeen became one, yesterday when large outbreaks were recorded centred in some pubs. I think we were getting too confident about the plague and opened up our first lock down too soon.

Kay Cooke said...

Glad to hear that you are safe. I think the whole world is on this huge learning curve. Things are changing. It's all very fluid. We need to seek to be sensible and fair. Kindness, not hate. What a mess. Although as far as you in your small corner and me in my own time and place goes, I guess we just keep on doing our best to keep on and at the same time, remain sensible and sensitive. And kind.

Kay Cooke said...

Oh and thank you for your support of my writing by ordering a book. Hope you enjoy it!

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