Author Archives: magdalenaball

New poetry in Backstory Journal Issue 10

I’m delighted to have two poems featured in Swinburne University’s Backstory Journal Issue 10. Backstory is Swinburne’s history writing journal, and features all sorts of creative writing from poetry to fiction, academic articles, and reviews, all curated and edited beautifully. … Continue reading

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Writing Water Chapbook

I am delighted to have a poem included in Red Room‘s Writing Water: Rain, River, Reef chapbook anthology. This beautiful little booklet is entirely hand-made and stitched, using all natural dyes, and features exquisite poems by the likes of Eunice … Continue reading

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The Language of Identity Live

This Saturday, the 24th of October, 330-5pm, I’ll be one of nine poets performing at the Newcastle Library in the final event in the Stand up for Poetry program, The Language of Identity LIVE. Our work will reflect on the nature … Continue reading

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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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