Celebrating Fathers

Good Dadhood

I’m proud of what the Good Dadhood on-line poetry project has become over its three ‘editions’ (2017, 2020. 2021, culminating on Fathers’ Day in each of these years). The response from poets has been uplifting … in terms of the quantity and quality of poems submitted, often accompanied by photographs.

You can read the poems and see the photos here: https://wordpress.com/home/gooddadhood.com

The submission period for this year is now closed but it is likely to re-open in January 2022, so please check the link then if you are interested in how to submit poems for consideration for the website/ezine next year.

To Dads – with Love

I am also proud to have poems in the anthology To Dads – with Love, edited by Aurélien Thomas, illustrated/designed by JinQue RD and published by Ayo Gutierrez. I’m glad that some of my poet friends are also represented in the book: Angela France, Michael Newman, Catherine Baker, Christine Griffin and Frances March. Many other poets, worldwide, have contributed too. I was pleased to be invited by Aurélien Thomas to write the foreword for the anthology, in view of my work on Good Dadhood.

This international anthology has been a particular pleasure to be involved with because of the collaborative way it came together under Aurélien’s leadership, with lively consultation, suggestions and discussion between contributors – over the internet.

The resulting volume is a handsome one … available from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dads-Love-Aurelien-Thomas/dp/B096TN7NN7

Proceeds from the book go to a positive parenting charity that specifically supports fathers, and the anthology includes an impassioned essay, by Aurélien Thomas, pertaining to the status of fatherhood in contemporary society.

This book makes an ideal present for Father’s Day … or birthdays … or Christmas … or any time!

Happy Fathers’ Day to Dads everywhere!