New poem in the anthology Shaping the Fractured Self

I’ve just found out that the very popular poem “Radiology” that I collaborated on with rob walker has found its way into a terrific new anthology Shaping the Fractured Self: poetry of chronic illness and pain, published by the UWAP.  I think this is the fifth publication of that little gem.

Posted in News | Comments Off on New poem in the anthology Shaping the Fractured Self

Have Your Chill

Pleased to have several poems included in the latest issue of Donnithorne Street Press’s magazine Have Your Chill, rubbing shoulders with Rae Armantrout, Robert Adamson, and Gig Ryan to drop just a few of many of the illustrious names in this 2-part issue.  Contact Pete Spence to order a copy or arrange a subscription.

Posted in News | Comments Off on Have Your Chill

New Shoots Anthology

Editor Ella Skilbeck-Porter has produced an exquisite anthology of poetry inspired by the Sydney Botanic gardens, including my Highly Commended poem “Anneslea fragrans”. The collection includes 163 poems from 105 poets and is beautifully illustrated and presented and the poetry is, without exception, wonderful.  I’m very honoured to have been included. It’s also free to download.  Grab a copy here:
https://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/getmedia/f266f1e4-94d0-4db7-b86e-66c98a44e409/New-Shoots-Anthology-FINAL

Posted in News | Comments Off on New Shoots Anthology

New Book is now out!

My new poetry book Unmaking Atoms is now available!  

The wonderful author Basil Eliades (3rd i, 50IV, The Men’s Deck) says of the book: “Magdalena Ball has assembled a delicate memento mori of our many subtle frames of reference. Her imagery is beautifully structured in heart-breaking threads, and redolent of her intellect, her warmth, and her love of text.”

To grab a copy visit: Ginninderra Press or click on the book cover for the Amazon page which has both print and ebook options.

Posted in News | Comments Off on New Book is now out!

New Shoots Poetry Prize

I’m very excited to announce that my poem “Anneslea fragrans’ has been highly commended in the Rochford Street Review, The Red Room Company and the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney’s New Shoots Poetry Prize. You can read the full text of the poem and the winner and other commended poets here: https://rochfordstreetreview.com/2016/12/01/12865/

Posted in News | Comments Off on New Shoots Poetry Prize

New Poem in TYFS, Nov/Dec 2016 issue

My poem “Once” has been published in the Hilary Clinton themed tissue of  Thank You for Swallowing.The issue is available free online here: https://thankyouforswallowing.files.wordpress.com

Posted in News | Comments Off on New Poem in TYFS, Nov/Dec 2016 issue

2016 Best Australian Science Writing

“Radiology” – a collaboration between me and Rob Walker, has been published in the 2016 Best Australian Science Writing. Grab a copy here: https://www.andrewisles.com/all-stock/publication/best-australian-science-writing-2016

Posted in News | Comments Off on 2016 Best Australian Science Writing

Home is the Hunter Anthology

I’m very pleased to report that I’ve won 2nd prize in the “Home is the Hunter” writing competition and my poem “Nature’s Observatory” will be featured in an anthology to be launched on Saturday 8th October at the New Lambton Community Centre, Alma Rd, New Lambton commencing at 6pm.  More details can be found here: http://www.catchfirepress.com.au.  The anthology will be launched by the wonderful Rosemarie Milsom.  You’re invited!

Posted in News | Comments Off on Home is the Hunter Anthology

“Malice, Golden Afternoon” in NonBinary Review #10

My poem “Malice, Golden Afternoon” has been published in NonBinary Review #10 Alice in Wonderland. Edited by Lise Quintana and Allie Marini, the anthology contains the work of 40 authors and artists writing about, or around
Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and Through the Looking Glass.  Digital copies are available here: https://zoetic-press.myshopify.com/products/nonbinary-review-10-alice-in-wonderland

Posted in News | Comments Off on “Malice, Golden Afternoon” in NonBinary Review #10

Two poems included in Verge 2016: Futures

Two poems of mine, “Urbane Shutters” and “Roots”, have been included in the Verge 2016: Futures creative writing annual.   This hard copy, glossy edition focuses on diversity and pertinent issues within our society as we move to embrace our futures together and was launched at the 2016 Melbourne Writers Festival.  More information can be found here: http://www.publishing.monash.edu/books/verge2016-9781925495065.html

Posted in News | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Two poems included in Verge 2016: Futures