Poem in Red Room Company’s Poetry Object 2019

My poem about a whale-shaped light is part of this year’s Red Room Company Poetry Object learning resource alongside writing by Claire G Coleman, Arielle Cottingham, Pola Fanous, Eleanor Jackson, Benjamin Laird, Jacqui Malins and Zech Soakai.

Poetry Object is Australasia’s largest free poetry-writing competition for young people, with over $10,000 in prizes to be won, and will be judged in 2019 by Emilie Zoey Baker.

Poetry Object invites students (Years 3-10) and their teachers to create poems inspired by treasured, curious or talismanic objects.

You can read more about Poetry Object and register your school here.

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New poem in foam:e

I’ve a cutup, ‘For eyes that shine’, in the current issue of foam:e alongside Alice Allan, Owen Bullock, Dave Drayton, Gavin Yuan Gao, Matt Hetherington, Rose Hunter, Anna Jacobson, Maria Takolander and Rae White. Thanks to editors Angela Gardner and Carmen Leigh Keates.

You can read the full issue here.

POETRY and LOVEJETS

Thrilled that two newish poems will be published in an upcoming issue of POETRY, home to some of my favourite poets (Agha Shahid Ali, E. E. Cummings, Sylvia Plath).

Pleased to have squeezed into LOVEJETS: QUEER MALE POETS ON 200 YEARS OF WALT WHITMAN (ed. Raymond Luczak) alongside Bryan Borland, Jericho Brown, Philip F. Clark, Jee Leong Koh, Travis Lau, Jeff Mann, Stephen Mills, Eric Thomas Norris, Seth Pennington, Gregg Shapiro, Mark Ward, Edmund White, Cyril Wong and many more. The anthology’s out May 15, but you can pre-order now.

Free shipping @ Booktopia

Booktopia’s free shipping to Australian and New Zealand addresses ends February 13, 2019.

Use code 15YEARS at the checkout to pre-order Nigel Featherstone’s novel BODIES OF MEN / support Australian poets such as Magdalena Ball, Ashley Capes, Tricia Dearborn, Benjamin Dodds, Shastra Deo, Zenobia Frost, Matt Hetherington, Fiona Hile, Jill Jones, Kate Lilley, Nathanael O’Reilly, Felicity Plunkett, David Stavanger, Rae White, Alison Whittaker, Jessica Wilkinson and yours truly et al.

New poem in Plumwood Mountain

Very pleased to have a Journey in Satchidananda inspired poem in the latest issue of Plumwood Mountain. Thanks to guest editor Jill Jones for accepting ‘The Burnt-out Bougainvillea’ (a terminal from Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Burnt-out Spa’) and to managing editor Anne Elvey.

This issue, The Everywhere of Things, also includes poems by Magdalena Ball, Shastra Deo, Catherine Noske, Alex Skovron and Alison Whittaker.

You can read the full issue here.

New poem in Transnational Literature

Happy New Year!

Happy to have a new poem, ‘Petrarchan Sonnet’ (the third in my Russia/The Cure sequence, from my second manuscript, Form & Function), in the current issue of Transnational Literature. Thanks to poetry editor Alison Flett, co-publisher (with Jill Jones) of the brilliant Little Windows Press, outgoing general editor Gillian Dooley and acting general editor Alice Healy Ingram.

Feature poet is Castlemaine-based writer Andy Jackson. There’s a wonderful Syrian Poetry Feature, and other poems from J V Birch, Stuart Cooke, Steve Evans, Michael Farrell, Rachael Guy, Cary Hamlyn, Rose Hunter, Cath Kenneally, Janet Lees, Bella Li, Pooja Nansi, Nathanael O’Reilly, Juan Garrido Salgado and Dominic Symes.

You can read the full issue here.