Steven Lawrence Hill Sr. – President & CEO ASA Publishing co. Michigan, U.S.A.
“Dave, our pleasure to have your wonderful poetry stocked on our shelves, looking forward to many more volumes.”

Normie Rowe Australian singer/songwriter. “Dave mate, you can send me your poems anytime for me to read, you certainly have a gift”

John Williamson Australian singer/songwriter
“It was great to read your stories and to hear, like me, that are enjoying putting your pictures into words”

Mel. From the Sunrise team wrote “Wonderful, you should be proud”

Pat Morrish, ABC radio far north Queensland, from my live interview.
Wonderful book, makes you laugh & also brings a tear to your eye”

Steve Ahmet, Easy listening 846, from my live interview. “Fantastic book from a local Cairns poet”

Claudia from ebookreviews U.S.A.
“His poetry comes from his heart, and touches a wide range of emotions that all can relate to – from his restless contemplations on war, to his loving poem to his wife, to the beauty of his homeland, Australia.”


Reviewer David Anthony from Spectator news magazine Yeppoon & North Rockhampton.
“The burial of the pet dog brings a Lawson-like tear to your eye”.

Paul Oliveri. Freelance journalist/writer.
“A stunning collection of poems inspired by one blokes life experiences both growing up & working in the country he loves”

Full page Feature in the Cairns post weekender


Full page feature in the North Queensland Register magazine

Full page feature in the Canadian National News paper October 2008.


 2.5 page feature in Blues Country magazine December 2008.

Full feature in ‘Blues’ country magazine May 2010.

Two of my poems were submitted and accepted for print in the magazine The Curious Record Edition 21, June 2008. This is a NSW magazine and distributed world wide.

Two of my poems were submitted and accepted for print in the magazine The Curious Record Edition 22, 2008. This is a NSW magazine and distributed world wide.

 Four of my poems were submitted and accepted for print in the magazine The Curious Record Edition 27, ‘Winter edition’. This is a NSW magazine and distributed world wide.

 ASA Publishing Co. Michigan. U.S.A. poetry competition 2007

2 poems awarded judges top 10 choice awards and 6 poems published in their anthology

“Life is a journey well expressed”

 ASA Publishing Co. Michigan. U.S.A. poetry competition 2008

2nd place for “I was there” plus 2 poems “Heroes amongst us” & “Drought” awarded judges top 10 selections, all 3 poems to be published in their soon to be released 2nd anthology

“Spectrum visions of a changing moment”

 My poem “Storm”, “A true North Queenlslander” & “Wet Season” accepted for Tropical writers group Anthology 2008 “Raining on the Sun”

 My poem ‘Campfire Thoughts’ included in Tropical Writers 2010 anthology ‘Cracks in the Canopy’

 My poem “Taking of Beersheba” awarded the “Double Tap” award by the International War Veterans Poetry Archives November 2008.

Full page feature in Artery magazine.


I am proud to acknowledge that I am officially the Cairns RSL  ‘Poet on call’ & have one of my poems published every 3 months their magazine ‘Sit-Rep’

 A number of my poems have & will be published in ‘The Top Ender’ an ADF magazine supporting our service personnel & their families.

Published poems in ‘Australian peacekeeper’

My poem ‘Waking’ awarded 1st place overall in the 2010 Reef writers/Port Douglas gazette short story & poetry competition.

Successful book signing day at Angus & Robertson Stockland shopping centre Cairns.

Successful book signing day from Pt. Douglas markets north Queensland.

Book sales to Undara lava tubes & Outback farm stay Mt Mulligan for nightime ‘Camp fire readings’

Co chaired TAFE bush poetry workshop, a prelude for the ABC far north radio & Cairns show 2008 bush poetry competition.

I don’t think there was a prouder Aussie around than myself the moment  I received word that the last 4 stanzas of my poem “Villers-Bretonneux” would be recited at the post dawn service breakfast by Lt.Col. Paul Murphy, ANZAC day 2008 from the small town ofVillers-Bretonneux northFrance and both my books presented to the school library.

Invited performer reciting 3 poems at the Australia day celebrations Yorkeys knob, 2008

Invited guest performer at The Tropical Writers Festival Cairns August 31st 2008

Invited to perform 2 poems ANZAC day 2009  “Heroes of Gallipoli” and “Diggers” at Fretwell park sporting complex inCairns.

Invited to perform “Colours of Cairns” for the Cairns Tourism awards night 12th May 2009

“Rhymes of Times” accepted for distribution in Tasmania by Blackgum Distribution Services.

I was ABC far north radio’s 1st “Poet laureate” from early November 2008 until early December 2008 writing topical news related poetry and performing on a mid week morning program.

On March 21st 2009 I performed at Olympic park Sydney, I was the only Queenslander selected (and asked for an encore) to perform my poem “Night Mistress”along with 6 other poets for a project organised by the Redroom Company titled “Dustpoems” a collection of Truck driving poetry


Interviewed by “French Wire service” with my feature published in Fairfax media worldwide. eg, Europe,Japan,England, middle East, etc.

Feature in Sydney morning herald.


Article in the German magazine expactica.


Commissioned by the Cairns regional Council to write and perform my poem

“150 Years Young” celebrating the arrival in Cairns 25th June 2009 of the

Q150 Steam Train recognising Queensland’s 150th birthday.

“A Farmer’s Plight” awarded a Commended place in the 2008

Scribbli Gums/Gumblossoms competitionTasmania.

Invited performance 26th June 2009 at Internationally acclaimed Undara Lava tubes for a night of “Camp fire readings”


My poem “Two Mothers” selected for publication in the Tasmanian Times


My poem “Sharing some Tea” selected for publication in Burning Bush publications,California,U.S.A.


I recently had the honour of presenting both my books to the library aboard the USS Essex when invited on a tour of the ship, resulting in an article published in the Northern Courier an ADF magazine which is distributed where ever Australian Defence personnel are serving around the world.


Among the many libraries world wide that have “Rhymes of Times” included are….

Prince Phillip..BuckinghamPalace library

President Barack Obama.. The White House library

Princess Mary of Denmark.. FredensborgPalace library

Mr. John Fairfax’s personal library.

November 2009 I was involved with Redroom company’s “Sea things” project and my poem “Ocean Life” was recorded by both Redroom and ABC radio national


December 5th 2009, invited to perform my poem “Santa’s Aussie Run” at the local Forest Gardens, Cairns, Carols by Candle light

January 2010, my short memoire ‘Tony the Wog’s Mango Tree’ selected for publication in February’s James Cook Univerity’s sought after LiNQ magazine.

Featured poet and 7 poems published in April 2010’s edition of www.writinraw.com

2010, My poem ‘New Generation Veterans’ published by (that I know of) 20 RSL clubs & or associations & read at 8 different ANZAC day commemorationsAustralia wide.

‘Old Life Dreams’ awarded a commended place in Scribbligum poetry competition 2010


‘Old Life Dreams’ awarded a commended place in the Western Australian ‘Cervantes’ bush poetry competition for 2010.

September 2010 interview & poems ‘Sonnet no.5. Why’  & ‘In the Shadow of Ghosts’ published by http://www.writersnewsweekly.com/search/node/David%20J%20Delaney

‘Night Mistress’ featured in The L.A. Examiner.com October 2010 http://www.examiner.com/books-in-los-angeles/pause-for-poetry-a-reading-of-night-mistress-by-david-j-delaney

‘Crying Souls’ accepted for publication in October 15th 2010 ‘Halloween’ edition of writingraw http://writingraw.com/poetry.html#Crying%20Souls

My short stories/memoires ‘Duffle bag of Poetry’ and ‘Encounters of a different kind’ awarded 2nd place and a commended place, respectively, in the scribligums short story competition 2010.

2011, My poem ‘Old Life Dreams’ accepted for publication in the American Cowboy poetry site http://www.cowboypoetry.com/davidjdelaney.htm


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