Author Archives: magdalenaball

New poems at Burrow

Two new poems of mine, “Help on Arrival” and “La Grippe” have been published in the latest issue of Burrow, which has an ekphrastic/mental health theme. Both of these are from a new work in progress about my great-grandmother Rebecca, and her … Continue reading

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Hunter Writers’ Centre November Writing Contest

My poem, “The Lost Sister”, part of a new book I’m working on about my great-grandmother, has won first prize in the Hunter Writers’ Centre November Writing Contest. The contest was an ekphrastic in which we were given a series … Continue reading

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New poem on Science Write Now

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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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