Two poems of mine, “Urbane Shutters” and “Roots”, will be included in the Verge 2016: Futures creative writing annual. This is a beautifully edited, hard copy, glossy magazine which will be released in August 2016. This edition focuses on diversity and pertinent issues within our society as we move to embrace our futures together and will be 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
All proceeds from sales of this book donated to the World Wildlife Fund
“Lucid and erudite, Sublime Planet succinctly reminds one that the body that it is part of a much greater ecosystem, and stirs the soul with its call to the duty of stewardship.” – John Burroughs, Midwest Book Review