New poem in Australian Poetry Journal 9.2 ‘DIS—’

My poem ‘From The Morning’, about life after rape and some of the songs, poems, novels and landscapes that make it a mostly good one, appears in APJ 9.2 ‘DIS—’, guest-edited by Jennifer Harrison and Andy Jackson.

Dis–,’ writes Jackson in his foreword, ‘is the prefix that is pre-fix, before a broken situation or body is repaired. These poems capture and convey the tension and potency of such unresolved states.’

This issue also includes poetry by J V Birch, David Brooks, Quinn Eades, Gavin Yuan Gao, Anna Jacobson, Heather Taylor Johnson, Elif Sezen, Emily Sun, Saba Vasefi, Samuel Wagan Watson and Rae White.

If you’re an Australian Poetry subscriber you get a copy of ‘DIS—’ sent to you, or you can buy a copy here.

New work in Spineless Wonders’ SCARS anthology

Happy to have a short piece, ‘Old Habits Die Hard’, in Spineless Wonders’ SCARS anthology, which includes the winners and other finalists of the 2019 NWF/joanne burns Microlit Award, as well as writing commissioned by judge and editor Cassandra Atherton.

Congratulations to all, especially National Winner Kate Rees and Hunter Region Winner Shaynah Andrews, and thanks to Cassandra Atherton and to publishers Bronwyn Mehan and Spineless Wonders. 

You can order a copy of SCARS, which includes writing by Magdalena Ball, Jen Craig, Susan Francis, Benjamin Laird, Raelee Lancaster, Samuel Wagan Watson and Jessica Wilkinson, here.

New poem in Southerly 80! (exclamation mark Southerly’s)

Southerly Journal’s 80th (!) issue is out now and includes my poem ‘Pork Chops’, a prime sestina, my variation of the sestina in which the number of syllables in the title and in every line and in the poem (including the title) is a prime number.

This issue also includes poetry from joanne burns, Jocelyn Deane, Dave Drayton, Jonathan Dunk, Anne Elvey, Toby Fitch, Jane Gibian, Bronwyn Lovell, Beth Spencer, Gavin Yates and Grace Yee.

You can buy print and digital copies here and read free content (poetry, non-fiction/memoir/essays, fiction, reviews, and Jack Cameron Stanton’s interview with Michelle de Kretser) at the Long Paddock

PS New poem in Griffith Review now online

You can read ‘The morning fog (A Golden Shovel after Kate Bush)’ here.

Do check out the other writing in this issue of Griffith Review: editor Ashley Hay’s introduction; poetry by Stuart Cooke, Shastra Deo, Sarah Holland-Batt, Anna Jacobson, Ella Jeffery, Daniel Swain and Laura Taylor; memoir by Krissy Kneen; fiction by Keren Heenan, Pat Hoffie, Allanah Hunt, Julienne van Loon, Holly Ringland and Mirandi Riwoe; and Tara June Winch’s special series in celebration of the International Year of Indigenous Languages.

New poem in Griffith Review

Happy to have a new poem in Griffith Review 66: The Light Ascending — The Novella Project VII. ‘The morning fog (A Golden Shovel after Kate Bush)’ samples ‘The Morning Fog’ (from Hounds of Love), Shelley’s ‘To a Skylark’ and George Meredith’s ‘The Lark Ascending’.

This issue, edited by Ashley Hay, also includes poetry by Stuart Cooke, Shastra Deo, Sarah Holland-Batt, Anna Jacobson, Ella Jeffery, Daniel Swain and Laura Taylor, memoir by Krissy Kneen, and fiction by Keren Heenan, Pat Hoffie, Allanah Hunt, Julienne van Loon, Holly Ringland and Mirandi Riwoe.

Griffith Review 66 is out November 5 (it’s a Scorpio, like me)! You can read more about it here.

New poem in Rabbit

Pleased to have a poem, ‘Form DV3’, in Rabbit 27: Tense (guest co-edited by Pascalle Burton and David Stavanger), alongside writing by Grace Yee, Melinda Smith, Felicity Plunkett, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Gemma Mahadeo, David McCooey, Jayne Fenton Keane, Anna Jacobson, Jill Jones, Tim Heffernan, Andrew Galan, Eileen Chong and Meera Atkinson et al.

You can read Editor-in-Chief Jessica L Wilkinson’s introduction and buy a copy here.