Author Archives: magdalenaball

Sappho Atlas

Several of my poems have been published in the 2020 Sappho Anthology Sappho Lives! edited by Suman Lahiry and Heidi Chappelow.  The book, a beautiful collection of 40 poems by mostly local poets, has, as the title suggests, a focus on … Continue reading

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New poem in 2020 Australian Poetry Anthology, Vol 8

I’m honoured to have a poem, “FKA”, included in the 2020 Australian Poetry Anthology, Vol 8, edited by Melinda Smith and Sara Saleh. The wonderful anthology, full of good work, is being launched on the 20th of July (that’s today … Continue reading

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The Blue Nib

I’m very pleased to have two poems: “Migration is as Risky as Love” and “A Voice to Shatter Glass” in this month’s issue of The Blue Nib. Check them out here: https://thebluenib.com/2-poems-by-magdalena-ball/

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LEGERE Pitt Street Poetry

I am excited to be the first non-Pitt Street Poetry poet to be invited to read for the LEGERE video poetry festival. PSP books are gorgeous (I hope one day to rectify the ‘non’ bit) and the readings have been … Continue reading

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Maitland IF recordings now available

A number of the sessions held at the Maitland Indie Festival have been recording and are now available here: https://ifmaitland.org/videos/.  You can check out the session I held with the wonderful Gillain Swain and Brian Purcell on their poetry writing … Continue reading

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Poetic Conversation at The Daily Kit

Kit Kelen invited me to have a ‘public’ conversation with him for his Daily Kit blog. We ‘spoke’ in verse, responding to one another’s poems, over the period of a few weeks and you can see the results, which covered … Continue reading

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“Ash Forest” at Westerly

It seems like a long time ago that we were battling bushfires in our backyard.  Though we evacuated twice, we were lucky, and well-protected by our incredible local fire brigade – mostly volunteers. As part of the #authorsforfireys fundraising effort … Continue reading

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New poems at Plumwood Mountain

I love Plumwood Mountain and am so pleased to have 2 poems included in their stellar “Plant Poetics” issue. About the issue John Paul Ryan writes (in his editorial): “I am intrigued by the range of techniques and strategies adopted … Continue reading

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New interview with Joan Schweighardt At Occhi Magazine

I’ve been in conversation with the wonderful Joan Schweighardt over at Occhi Magazine. Joan and I talk about many things, including why I started Compulsive Reader, my books and their themes, my day job, and even which of my novels … Continue reading

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Inaugural Published Fantasy Authors Competition

My poem “Technological Singularity” from Repulsion Thrust was one of three highly commended entries in the Inaugural Published Fantasy Authors Competition. The winning poem will be set to music and feature on The Lost Codex of Avalon album, which can be … Continue reading

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