Author Archives: magdalenaball

“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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2019 NWF/joanne burns Microlit Award

My piece “Earth Scars” was a finalist in the 2019 NWF/joanne burns Microlit Awards! The piece will be published, along with the two winners, KA Rees for her piece, ‘No White M&Ms’ and Hunter category winner Shaynah Andrews for ‘The … Continue reading

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New poem in Cordite: “Borisov”

A new poem of mine, “Borisov” has been published in Cordite 95: Earth edited by Maria Takolander. This is such a wonderful, very relevant issue (although Cordite is always wonderful to be honest – every issue is beautifully curated).  To quote … Continue reading

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Review of High Wire Step at Plumwood Mountain

Brianna Bullens has written a terrific review of High Wire Step at the wonderful Plumwood Mountain: “It is a collection full of radical empathy, understanding a shared vulnerability with each other. It claims multispecies alignments with animals—bees, cats, wolves, pigs, … Continue reading

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High Wire Step review

Beth Spencer’s wonderful review of High Wire Step has been published at Rochford Street Press: “So how might a personal approach to re-imprinting our past apply then to the planetary Anthropocenic grief? This is a question raised for me by … Continue reading

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Interview and review of High Wire Step

The wonderful Beth Spencer interviews me about my poetry book High Wire Step for the Climactic Network’s new Artbreaker show.  You can listen or download the show, which includes me reading several of my poems, talking about writing through the … Continue reading

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Asterion at FemAsia Magazine

My poem “Asterion” has recently been published at the wonderful FemAsia Magazine. FemAsia is a monthly online magazine that focuses on issues and events which impact on girls and women in our contemporary world. This issue is full of new work … Continue reading

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