Delighted to have a poem, ‘Off-World Ghazal’, shortlisted for the 2020 Montreal International Poetry Prize! Thanks to the Competition Jury, including Jordan Abel, CA Conrad, Gillian Sze, Marilène Phipps. Winner announced mid-September.
Happy to have a poem about surviving trauma in The Moth Magazine’s Autumn 2020 issue, alongside writing by Tusiata Avia, Sharon Black, Guy Gunaratne and Roger Robinson.
Thanks to guest editor David Stavanger for selecting ‘Sestina: Rape’ (dedicated to the memory of Anita Cobby, with a nod to Jonah Winter and A.E. Stallings) and to Moth editor Rebecca O’Connor for terrific edits. The issue’s out early September, but you can pre-order now.
Delighted to have an Elizabeth Bishop-tinged poem, ‘Hamlet without the Prince’, in The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry, alongside writing by Jordie Albiston, joanne burns, Gary Catalano, Anna Couani, Alex Skovron, Samuel Wagan Watson, Ania Walwicz and many more.
The anthology’s edited by Cassandra Atherton and Paul Hetherington, published by Melbourne University Press and released on September 29, 2020, but you can pre-order your copy here.
Thanks to Sara Saleh and Melinda Smith for including my poem ‘The morning fog (A Golden Shovel after Kate Bush)’ in Australian Poetry Anthology Volume 8 alongside poems by K Reed-Gilbert, Matt Hetherington, Shane Strange, Thom Sullivan, Cassandra Atherton, Rose Hunter, Rae White, Eunice Andrada, Penelope Layland, Jarad Bruinstroop, Anisa Nandaula, Tricia Dearborn and Alex Skovron et al.
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.