Last night I received an email letting me know that Airplane Baby Banana Blanket has made it onto the long list of this year's Poetry Book Awards!
The competition, based in Wales, is "an annual, international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self published authors or books published by small, truly independent presses." My book falls into the latter category, being published by Canberra's small but excellent Recent Work Press. Fellow RWP poet Dominique Hecq also made the long list!
The shortlist should be announced on the 1st of September and the winner announced on the 1st of October. How exciting! Cross your fingers and toes for me.