“With 2020 being such an iconic date, and climate change increasing affecting our planet, a poetry anthology on the theme of Nature, and the future, is both relevant and necessary.”

     Willowdown Books present

NATURE 20/20

Available on Amazon and elsewhere from 14th February 2020


Nature 20/20

An international poetry anthology, edited by Trevor Maynard,

with three prizes sponsored by GK Grieve.



Jeremy Barron, Sara Brown, Mariangela Canzi, Tim Dolland, Samantha Eads, Brian M Falconer, Stuart Forrest, Dean Gessie, Charles Gillespie, John Jacobson, Jacob Klein, Sara Martins, RH Peat, Holly Brians Ragusa, Konnie Risigner, Judy Strang,  Leon Stevens, Nana Tokatli, The Yan, Simon Yately, and Lynne Zotalis


The prize winners are


1st Brian M Falconer “Survival”

“The fragility of nature, the future of the natural world, sensed through frost and thaw of a winter morning.”

2nd Konnie Risinger “Brackish”

“The beautiful, visceral power of the bayou, interweaving, fauna, and earth.”

3rd Mariangela Canzi “Spring Night”

“Precise imagery captures the transience of season.”


Willowdown Books also publishes The Poetic Bond series, which will be calling for submissions for its Tenth Anniversary Edition, from March 1st 2020’ and The Cunningham Short Story Competition, which is now open for entries.  Details at

“Trevor Maynard combines complicated thematic material and unites fractured images with a sure hand" (The Stage)

Press Release Ends

1.  Press contact Trevor Maynard at on 0 44 7966 079968 or by snail mail at Willowdown Books, 105 Crockford Park Road, Addletone, Surrey, UK, KT 15 2LP

2. GK Grieve is a UK based poet, published in The Poetic Bond III, IV, V, VI, and VIII.

3. The competition was administered, curated and published by Willowdown Books.


4. There three prizes of $200, $25, and $10 were awarded to Brian M Falconer, Konnie Risinger, and Mariangela Canzi. The winners were chosen by a panel of GK Grieve, Trevor Maynard, and JE Bird.  


5. Trevor Maynard, UK based poet, writer and editor.  He is owner/manager of Poetry, Review and Discuss Group, a major poetry group on LinkedIn.  His latest poetry collection is GREY SUN, DARK MOON.   Trevor is also the author of several plays.  Further information at


6.  Biographies of prize winners and featured poets:  


1st - Brian M Falconer is an ex-computer programmer, now freelance technical and content writer, who recently won third prize Poets’ Choice Awards for The Poetic Bond IX.   He describes his style as “broken verse”, and lives near Manchester in the UK


2nd - Konnie Davidson Risinger teaches intellectually gifted children right outside Jackson, MS. She was born and reared in the magical Gulf Coast town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, USA. She loves words, woods and Mr. Jagger.


3rd -  Italian, Mariangela Canzi, is a translator, whose passion is to write in English where she enjoys expressing her deep feelings and thoughts about nature, life and the world.  Her work has been published in The Poetic Bond series.  


Also featured: Jeremy Barron MA Creative Writing (Lincolnshire, England); Sara Brown, published in the void, Toho Journal (New Jersey USA); Tim Dolland (UK); Samantha Eads, nurse practitioner and educator (USA); Stuart Forrest, strong creative voice for the Black Americans (USA); Dean Gessie, Canadian poet and storyteller; Charles Gillispie, counsellor (USA); John Jacobson, care giver, much published poet (USA); Jacob Klein, BA in creative writing, (New Jersey, USA); Sara Martin, MFA from Iowa (USA); RH Peat, top 100 poet (USA); Holly Brians Ragusa (community advocate and entrepreneur (USA); Judy Strang, consultant at Washington & Lee University (USA); Leon Stevens, artist, poet, composer, musician (USA); Nana Tokatli writer and poet in Greek and English (Greece); The Yan, dances, waits for Capitalism to be over (USA); Simon Yately, world traveller (UK); Lynne Zotalis, multi-published author and poet (USA).