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New Book is now out!

My new poetry book Unmaking Atoms is now available!   The wonderful author Basil Eliades (3rd i, 50IV, The Men’s Deck) says of the book: “Magdalena Ball has assembled a delicate memento mori of our many subtle frames of reference. Her … Continue reading

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New Shoots Poetry Prize

I’m very excited to announce that my poem “Anneslea fragrans’ has been highly commended in the Rochford Street Review, The Red Room Company and the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney’s New Shoots Poetry Prize. You can read the full text of … Continue reading

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New Poem in TYFS, Nov/Dec 2016 issue

My poem “Once” has been published in the Hilary Clinton themed tissue of  Thank You for Swallowing.The issue is available free online here: https://thankyouforswallowing.files.wordpress.com

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2016 Best Australian Science Writing

“Radiology” – a collaboration between me and Rob Walker, has been published in the 2016 Best Australian Science Writing. Grab a copy here: https://www.andrewisles.com/all-stock/publication/best-australian-science-writing-2016

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Home is the Hunter Anthology

I’m very pleased to report that I’ve won 2nd prize in the “Home is the Hunter” writing competition and my poem “Nature’s Observatory” will be featured in an anthology to be launched on Saturday 8th October at the New Lambton Community … Continue reading

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“Malice, Golden Afternoon” in NonBinary Review #10

My poem “Malice, Golden Afternoon” has been published in NonBinary Review #10 Alice in Wonderland. Edited by Lise Quintana and Allie Marini, the anthology contains the work of 40 authors and artists writing about, or around Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in … Continue reading

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Two poems included in Verge 2016: Futures

Two poems of mine, “Urbane Shutters” and “Roots”, have been included in the Verge 2016: Futures creative writing annual.   This hard copy, glossy edition focuses on diversity and pertinent issues within our society as we move to embrace our futures together … Continue reading

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New collaborative poem published in MJA

Stop Press: “Radiology” has been selected to be included in the 2016 Best Australian Science Writing anthology! Rob Walker and I have worked together on a number of collaborative poems and one of them, titled “Radiology”, has been published in this … Continue reading

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Sproutlings Anthology now out!

I’m very happy to report that I’ve got a new story titled “Tangled up in Kelp” in Sproutlings: A Compendium of Little Fictions.  The book has just been launched at this years Newcastle Writers Festival, and contains work by  by forty-three authors covering … Continue reading

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Novascapes Volume 2 Anthology

I’ve had my poem “Ashes for the Earth” included in the marvellous Novascapes Volume 2 Anthology which was launched at this year’s Newcastle Writers Festival. Novascapes is a collection of short speculative fiction stories and poetry by authors either from … Continue reading

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