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Three new poems in Otoliths

I’m happy to report that I have three new poems in issue forty-eight, the southern summer, 2018, issue of Otoliths edited by the fabulous Mark Young.  A print edition should be out shortly.  

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Four new poems in Have Your Chill

I’m very pleased to once again find myself in the exceptionally fine company of Pete Spence’s  Donnithorne Street Press publication Have Your Chill.  This classic styled ‘zine is full of wonderful poems, and a pleasure to hold in the hand.  

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Wonderful review of Unmaking Atoms in Cordite Poetry Review

Ivy Ireland has written a most wonderful review of Unmaking Atoms (and Petra White’s Reading for a Quiet Morning) in Cordite Poetry Review.  I love every word of Ivy’s thoughtful and very empathetic review: “The poems of Unmaking Atoms, while on the surface … Continue reading

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Write Like You’re Alive Anthology

I’ve got a new poem titled “Cultural Universal: A Pantoum” in the 2017 Write Like You’re Alive anthology published by the marvellous Zoetic Press.  The book is available for free download online here: https://zoetic-press.myshopify.com/products/write-like-youre-alive-2017

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Wonderful interview in Rochford Street Review

The wonderful Zalehah Turner put me through my paces with some very deep, rich questions around Unmaking Atoms: “Poetry was a way for me to give my grief the time and energy I felt it needed. A loss like the loss … Continue reading

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New poem in Cordite 82: The Land

I love the online poetry journal Cordite.  The continually changing editors make for a very diverse magazine full of wonderful and thought-provoking poetry, generally built around a theme.  The latest issue The Land, was edited byJane Gibian and James Stuart, … Continue reading

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New poem in the anthology Shaping the Fractured Self

I’ve just found out that the very popular poem “Radiology” that I collaborated on with rob walker has found its way into a terrific new anthology Shaping the Fractured Self: poetry of chronic illness and pain, published by the UWAP.  I think this … Continue reading

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Have Your Chill

Pleased to have several poems included in the latest issue of Donnithorne Street Press’s magazine Have Your Chill, rubbing shoulders with Rae Armantrout, Robert Adamson, and Gig Ryan to drop just a few of many of the illustrious names in … Continue reading

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New Shoots Anthology

Editor Ella Skilbeck-Porter has produced an exquisite anthology of poetry inspired by the Sydney Botanic gardens, including my Highly Commended poem “Anneslea fragrans”. The collection includes 163 poems from 105 poets and is beautifully illustrated and presented and the poetry … Continue reading

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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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