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.
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/
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
“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
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!
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
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
Stop Press: “Radiology” has been selected to be included in the 2016 Best Australian Science Writing anthology!
Rob Walker and I have worked together on a number of collaborative poems and one of them, titled “Radiology”, has been published in this month’s Medical Journal of Australia. It’s an unlikely venue for poetry, but why not? While poetry may not have the specific healing efficacy of say, an antibiotic, it reaches places that standard medicine can’t (“From ranches of isolation and the busy griefs”) and opens a perception into experience that is critical to all disciplines. Read a snippet here: https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2016/204/7/radiology
I’m very happy to report that I’ve got a new story titled “Tangled up in Kelp” in Sproutlings: A Compendium of Little Fictions. The book has just been launched at this years Newcastle Writers Festival, and contains work by by forty-three authors covering such diverse themes as Welsh and Cornish mythology, Australian campfire tales, Astral and fantastic all themed around wicked plants (or seaweed as the case might be). You can grab a copy for less than a buck here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/626562
I’ve had my poem “Ashes for the Earth” included in the marvellous Novascapes Volume 2 Anthology which was launched at this year’s Newcastle Writers Festival.
Novascapes is a collection of short speculative fiction stories and poetry by authors either from or originally born (or connected in some major way) to the Newcastle, Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW, Australia. The works are as varied and wonderful as the authors who penned them, and I’m honoured to be included. You can get hold of a copy here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/625994