GEOFF STEVENS MEMORIAL POETRY PRIZE 2018 IS NOW OPEN
Ronnie Goodyer is an experienced publisher and started Indigo Dreams as a sole trader. Dawn later joined as partner (in life and business!) and the company operated as a successful partnership until it was incorporated as a limited company in 2010. Ronnie previously ran his own Celebrity Management company and published books by Uri Geller and cricketer-turned-artist Jack Russell. He has six solo collections of his own poetry and appeared in numerous anthologies. Ronnie has won nine poetry prizes and was chosen by Cornwall County Council as poetry representative for the ‘Writing Doctor’s Surgery’ at the Cornwall Book Festival, Falmouth. His poetry was displayed in the 'Visiting Dartmoor' Exhibition by Dartmoor National Parks Authority.
He is a popular adjudicator and was invited to be on the BBC Judging Panel for their Off By Heart poetry competition screened in May 2009.
Dawn Bauling was born in Sheffield and spent much of her early life in the fields of Leicestershire. She is an English graduate, qualified librarian and unashamed book-sniffer. Dawn started writing seriously in 2000 and enjoyed quick success with short stories and poetry, winning the Bedfordshire Prize and the Joyce Searle Prize for Poetry, giving readings at Bedford Corn Exchange and in libraries across the county. Dawn had a very successful first collection 'Loud Voices in the Quiet Child' and her latest collection, 'Shippen' has also received excellent reviews. Her poetry has appeared in many anthologies and one made into a short film. With Ronnie, she is a director of Indigo Dreams.
Indigo Dreams is based in Devon in the beautiful southwest of England, surrounded by Cookworthy Forest and about half an hour from the North Cornwall coast and Dartmoor. We publish around 50 poetry books a year, pamphlets and full collections, as well as three poetry magazines: Reach Poetry, The Dawntreader and Sarasvati. We have given first publication to many poets we feel deserve a wider audience and combined that with publications by experienced poets.
We also run the annual Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize to keep the name of that great poet and publisher fresh and to publish two poets each year in his honour. You will see this and other competitions in the menu.
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Ronnie Goodyer and Dawn Bauling were joint winners of the TED SLADE AWARD for SERVICES to POETRY.
Jim Bennett of Poetry Kit said: “Ronnie and Dawn are stalwarts of poetry publishing through their press Indigo Dreams and between them editing and publishing the magazines Reach Poetry, Sarasvati and The Dawntreader.
They have given first publication to many poets through collections and pamphlets and are always forthcoming with help and advice. Without such people many of today's well known poets would not have had the opportunity to find a platform, develop their skills or find an audience.
It is a great pleasure for me to award this to our first joint recipients, Ronnie Goodyer and Dawn Bauling."