Author Archives: magdalenaball

This Gift, This Poem

So pleased to have a poem in this beautiful anthology This Gift, This Poem, published by Puncher & Wattmann and edited by Jean Kent, David Musgrave, Carolyn Rickett, and Jen Webb. Copies are available here: https://puncherandwattmann.com/product/this-gift-this-poem/

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Common or Garden Poets: These Flying Islands

The Lovely Gillian Swain invited me to participate in the Common or Garden Poets initiative at These Flying Islands.  The initiative is a conversation in poetry around the garden, in its broadest sense, with the aim of creating a garden … Continue reading

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5 poems in Live Encounters

Five of my poems have been published in the 12th Anniversary issue of Live Encounters.  These include “Kingfisher at Night”, “Tracks”, “Ultimate Grey”, “Hedy and Zebra” and “Crossroads”.  This is a bumper multi-part publication beautifully presented, with many wonderful poets, … Continue reading

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Plumwood Mountain is a marvel – all of their issues are terrific and this latest, Embodied Belonging: Towards an Ecopoetic Lyric is no exception.  In addition to editor Sophie Findlay’s marvellous introduction, there are lots of gorgeous poems. I’m very happy … Continue reading

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Me and Ricky in Plus 61J Media

The wonderful Miriam Hechtmann has written a piece on my uncle and me for Plus61j.  In it Ricky and I talk about each other, our shared history, how we support one another, our Judaism, our creative work and more. You … Continue reading

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New book is now out!

My new poetry book Density of Compact Bone is now out from Ginninderra Press.  Of the book, the wonderful Ivy Ireland says: “The poems of Magdalena Ball’s The Density of Compact Bone are utterly visceral, sometimes temporal, but never quite … Continue reading

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Not Very Quiet: The anthology

I’m pleased to have a poem, “Rhythmic Oscillations,” in the Not Very Quiet Anthology edited by Moya Pacey & Sandra Renew and published by Recent Work Press. The book will be launched on Thursday the 25th of November 7-830 AEST … Continue reading

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Poetry for the Planet

This gorgeous new anthology, Poetry for the Planet, edited by the wonderful Julia Kaylock and Denise O’Hagen is now available.  The anthology contains eco-themed poems from poets around Australia and New Zealand, and I’m very pleased to have a poem of mine … Continue reading

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New poem in Milestones Anthology

My poem “Local Becoming” has been published in Ginninderra Press’ new anthology Milestones edited by Stephen Matthews.  The book, which includes work from 160 Ginninderra poets, can be purchased directly from Ginninderra Press

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New poem in Burrow September 2021: non-human companions

I’ve been spending the morning reading through the fabulous latest issue of Burrow, which features many wonderful poems written around a provocation of ‘What does mental health (good or otherwise) look like through the prism of non-human companionship?’  The responses couldn’t … Continue reading

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