Charmaine Papertalk Green (Nganajungu Yagu, Cordite Books, 2019) and I are guest co-editing Rabbit Issue 32: The FORM Issue, which seeks nonfiction poetry in any shape or form, which may be informed by, but not limited to, ideas relating to the body/bodies, configurations, structure, documents, appearance, architecture, ceremony, language, landforms, movement, philosophy and/or visibility.
What is nonfiction poetry? You can read founding editor Jessica L. Wilkinson’s ‘What is Nonfiction Poetry? Reflecting on Rabbit’s 30 issues’ here.
Submissions for Issue 32: The FORM Issue close midnight September 30, 2020.
Thanks to guest editor Holly Isemonger for including my poem ‘Rockhampton (a sestina):’ in The Suburban Review Issue #18: REGIONAL VOICES alongside poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comics, illustrations and art by Faith Eadie, Nick Whittock, Lachlan Brown, Dan Hogan, Joshua Santospirito, Susie Anderson, Claire Collie, Tony Thorne, Brenton E McKenna and Stephani Beck.
You can order a copy here.
Happy to have hopped into Rabbit 30: The Long Poem (II), edited by Jessica Wilkinson.
My poem ‘C (note)’, a cento about length, longing, oblongs and so on, appears alongside poems by Adam Aitken, Jarad Bruinstroop, Anne Elvey, Toby Fitch, Lou Garcia-Dolnik, Gavin Yuan Gao, Claire Gaskin, Anna Jacobson, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Anders Villani and Ania Walwicz, among others.
The issue’s for sale here.
Very happy to have two new poems — ‘Moby Dick; or, The White Whale: a pentina’ and ‘Luna’s Rondeau’ — in the first issue of Mollyhouse (ed. Raymond Luczak).
You can download a FREE copy of Mollyhouse, which also includes poetry and prose by Dustin Brookshire, Stephanie Heit, Jee Leong Koh, Ron Mohring, Eric Thomas Norris, Mark Ward and Diane R. Wiener, among others, here.
Recently I read new poems and poems from Glasshouses for Cuplet TV, run by Claire Albrecht.
Cuplet TV streams weekly from Facebook (if you don’t have Facebook, you can watch on laptop/desktop) on Thursdays 8pm AEST via this link.
You can watch my reading, and readings by Cole Swenson, Rebecca Jessen, Berndt Sellheim, Shastra Deo, Louis Klee, and Astrid Lorange and Andrew Brooks, here.
This week’s reader is Justin Clemens.
Delighted to have a couple of poems in the May issue of POETRY.
Both sample The Cure (the band’s eighth studio album Disintegration turns thirty-one today): ‘The earth’, a sestina, has ‘If Only Tonight We Could Sleep’ as its end words; ‘in the dark (wish)’, a Golden Shovel, includes lines from ‘Close To Me’. Thanks to editor Don Share.
Thanks to Emily O’Grady and Ella Jeffery for including my ‘Abecedarian on tension’ in Stilts Issue 7 alongside poems by Luke Best, Anne Elvey, Gavin Yuan Gao, Dženana Vucic and Rae White, and to Siobhan Hodge and Alexis Lateef for including ‘The morning fog (A Golden Shovel after Kate Bush)’ in Writ Issue 4 alongside poems by David Adès, Zenobia Frost, Rozanna Lilley, Felicity Plunkett and Michele Seminara.
On 18 April, 1930, at 8.45pm, the BBC announced: ‘There is no news.’ Piano music played for the rest of the 15-minute bulletin.
So the story goes.
Happy to have a new poem, ‘Liebestod’, in Recent Work Press’ No News: 90 Poets Reflect On A Unique BBC Broadcast (eds Paul Munden, Alvin Pang, Shane Strange) alongside writing by Cassandra Atherton, Rachel Blau Duplessis, Lisa Brockwell, Tricia Dearborn, Tishani Doshi, Ranjit Hoskote, Joshua Ip, Helen Ivory, Andy Jackson, Jill Jones, Tammy Lai-Ming Ho, Helen Mort, Nathanael O’Reilly, Jessica Wilkinson and Yeow Kai Chai and plenty more.
You can watch my recording of ‘Liebestod’ here and buy a copy of No News here.
Queensland Poetry Festival’s administering a new series of readings called Panacea Poets, which appears twice-weekly at their YouTube channel. You can watch my reading of four poems — a Sugarcubes-sampling pantoum, a Martin Harrison cento, a Nigel Featherstone remix and a sonnet about ‘adapting proverbs’ (Stephen Guy-Bray) — here.
Twenty-five of the forty authors published in Scars: An anthology of microlit (edited by Cassandra Atherton and published by Spineless Wonders) recorded readings for Newcastle Writers Festival’s joanne burns Microlit Award event. You can watch the readings here and buy a copy of the anthology here.
Thanks to all at QPF and NWF, especially Zenobia Frost, Bronwyn Mehan and Cassandra Atherton.
Thanks to Mark Ward for including my cento ‘couple(t)s’ in Issue 7 of Impossible Archetype alongside poems by Carole Anzovin, Maura Beste, Erica Gillingham, Jee Leong Koh, Travis Chi Wing Lau, Richard Leis, Jeff Mann, Stephen S. Mills, Eric Norris, Liz Quirke and Cyril Wong et al.
You can read the full issue here.