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Miss Merlynda Jelly Jaws

Awards - Publications

Broadcasts - Performances


Poetry & Song Awards – Total 14 to date - include:


The Forward Press Golden Grove Poetry Award, The Leaf Book-Jacket Award, The Poetry Rivals National Poetry Slam, The PIM Poetry Award, The Serendipity Poetry Prize, The Portico Poetry Prize, Library Book-Jacket Award, The WM Composer’s Award For Song, The UK International Songwriters Contest - and – as a Selected Songwriter at MiDEM, Cannes, France.


Over 100 of my Comical Novelty Songs For Children  - and - my Keyboard/Piano Ballet and Dance Instrumental Compositions - are published and recorded to date.
My Piano and Keyboard Suite: 'The Toys In The Attic' was choreographed by The Royal Academy of Dance and premiered at: The EQ International Festival of Dance, in Ireland.


Published Solo Poetry Collections - Total 16 to date - include:


The Romance of Bucks Mills, War Poems: A Collection For Remembrance, Naughty! Naughty!, ACT! Alone Monologues, Naughty But Nice!, The Bucks Mills Funny Times!, Merlynda: Poet-In-Residence in The Cabin, 6 FairyTales & Verse-Fables 4 You!, Tale of The Goat & The Wolf (also an Audio Book), Jolly Rhymes!, Tiggee Tatter & Ticklee, Flight Or Fight!, The Scarlette Book, Horror Poetry, Kitty Pigfish’s Astrological Canines, Merlynda Requests The Pleasure (Audio Book).


Poems are published in a variety of Poetry Anthologies – 47 to date –  include:


Poets Ensemble, Prime Time Poets, Poetry Rivals 2009, Poetry Rivals 2012, Poetry Rivals 2014, Forward Poetry: A World of Verse 2011, Forward Poets 2008, Forward Poetry Poets 2012, Poetry Now 1997, Poetry Now 2013, The Great British Write Off, My Regards To You, Endless Love, Happily Ever After, The World At War, Spring To Life, Diamond Jubilee, Womanly Thoughts, Poetic Destinies, Inspired, Essence of Love, Animal Antics, Echoes of Life, The Gift of Prayer, Into The Shadows, Wasn’t It Funny When, It’s The Way They Tell ‘Em, A Royal Century, Joyful Thoughts of Christmas, United In Inspiration, In Those Days, Words In Praise of Ned Ludd, A Little Book of Serendipity, Cold Shivers: A Collection of Short Stories, The Bordon Reflections War Poetry Collection (you can read some of these poems online), The National Poetry Library, The Royal Naval Poetry Collection, The Poetry Society, Mirror-Mirror.


Festival Performances - and Other Live Performances - include:

The Chichester Festival, The Havant Literary Festival – and as Comedy Performance Poet Support Act to Mike Harding, The Lanesborough Hotel, Hyde Park, London, Milford Festival, Ripley Festival, The Elvetham Country Estate, The Beer & Oyster Festival, Woof!, The Guild Hall, Guildford, Civic Hall/ G-Live, privately for Baroness Golding and The Law Lords, Port Solent, on the London Fringe Theatre circuit - in addition to headlining at a variety of Poetry and Spoken Word Events across England.


Live Poetry and Ventriloquism Radio Broadcasts - to date - include:

BBC Radio Solent, BBC Radio South, BBC 3, Counties, Radio Delta, Spirit FM, Radio Lion (the recording of this live poetry broadcast is frequently re-broadcast).


I’m particularly grateful to have been anointed BBC Radio’s ‘Poetry Expert’ during the BBC’s ‘Functional Poetry Initiative’ - naturally, my poetry contributions throughout were comical - !


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