Alumni News: Heidi James

Cinnamon Press

Just before the publication of issue 36 we were very pleased to hear that Heidi James was shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Debut Poetry Collection Prize. Cinnamon Press is a long-established and distinguished publisher of poetry; they run a number of competitions each year, usually with prize money and publication for the winner.

Although Heidi didn’t win the competition she did get through to the very final round, and the judges made a point of noting how difficult it was to make a decision. Although it won’t be published by Cinnamon just yet, we look forward to seeing Heidi’s collection when it finds a publisher.

In the meantime you can read a sample of Heidi’s work in Neon. Check out issue 34 for her poems “The Points Of The Kite”, “Standing” and “Living Here”.