Recently I received my copies of two great Australian publications and although I’m nearly collapsing under dozens of obligations at the moment, I just wanted to quickly mention how much I enjoyed reading (and being a part) of them both.
Nicole Taylor & Christine de Saini of Sketch have just released their second issue of literature and art, and once again it’s a beautiful collection, it’s great to see a fine balance between image and text. Just a few favs, but I especially liked the photography of Annevi Petersson and the drawings of Janet Fletcher.
There was also an amazing piece ‘Bright and Pure’ from Les Wicks, which I loved, along with Jeff Klooger’s ‘Jade and Porcelain.’ My piece ‘Grass Seeds’ also appeared, and, in something rare for me, an article on Poetry & Participation in society.
Karen Andrews of Miscellaneous Press has edited a broad and fascinating collection of articles, poetry, short fiction and pieces that are definitely somewhere in between, that first appeared on blogs. Released in just a few days (April 1) the issue is, like Sketch, beautifully presented and contains a great range of writing. What’s especially impressive, is that it collects work that, I do hope, will reach an audience who might not otherwise come across it.
Once again, just a couple of favs, of course, poetry from Mark, Maxine, Alec & Brad, also Stu Hatton, Cordite Editor David Prater and others, along with a great essay from Derek Motion on silverchair, poetry & pain, and an honest look at the writing process from ‘page seventeen‘ editor Tiggy Johnson, where she explores structuring time for writing and becoming aware of what it is that triggers her to what, what it is in life and writing that sets off the spark. My poem ‘Capture’ is also featured in the issue.