Love in transmission on the airwaves

The fantastic Love in Transmission, Vessels of Love project was featured on Eastside Arts Friday radio show, produced and presented by PoetrySydney‘s Angela Stretch, with The Salons‘ fabulous directors, Angie, Joan and Penny providing background on the project, it’s beautiful noir aesthetics, and how they pulled it all together along with several readings from ‘the poets’, which included me, Albert Lin, Ali Whitelock, Gillian Swain, Luke Patterson, Paris Rosemont and Richard James Allen.  You can listen to the show now in the archive here: https://eastsidefm.org/episodes/1708644600/

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Femasia

I am pleased to have been invited to submit a new poem to this month’s FemAsia Magazine. “Dikarya” is a type of fungi. A link to the poem follows.

Dikarya

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Vessels of Love is live

The Salons/PoetrySydney project of Love in Transmission is now live and I’m delighted to be one of the seven poets who have participated in this beautiful project.  There are all sorts of fun, poetic, beautiful things taking place in Sydney and online over the next few days including recordings and video poems, visual art cards and the famous phone poem both available at the Gleebooks pop-up shop on the corner of Glebe Point Rd and St Johns Rd in Glebe.  It’s all about love and we could all use a bit more of that.  Check it out including my amazing co-poets Albert Lin, Ali Whitelock, Gillian Swain, Richard James Allen, Luke Patterson, and Paris Rosemont here: https://www.thesalons.org/love-in-transmission

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Thicket

You are invited to come along to the opening of Carol Archer‘s ‘Thicket’ exhibition on Friday March 29, 2 – 5pm at The Shop Gallery, 113 Glebe Point Rd.  I’ll be reading a work I’ve written for Carol’s stunning painting ‘Shadow play #3’. Joining me will be Carol, as well as poets Kit Helen and Jean Kent who will also be reading ekphrastic work.

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Cordite 111: Baby

A new poem of mine titled “Estuary” has been selected by editors Shasta Deo and Liam Ferney for publication in this month’s Cordite Poetry Review, a fine online literary magazine that I’m always delighted to be part of.  There are some serious names in poetry in this issue like Rae Armentrout and Sharon Olds to name just a few.  You can check out my poem, which engages with an old wound, here: http://cordite.org.au/poetry/baby/estuary/.  I highly recommend spending a morning (as I have) pursuing some of the terrific poems here though: http://cordite.org.au/content/poetry/baby/.

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Vessels of Love 2024

Coming soon!  Love in Translation – 7 Poets over 7 days – with exquisite multi-media surprises including, among other things, a ‘poem phone’, ‘tides-of-love’ poetry experiment, recordings, podcast and art cards, built around love and set around Sydney.

The seven poets are Albert Lin, Ali Whitelock, Gillian Swain, Luke Patterson, Paris Rosemont Richard James Allen, and me.  I’m so pleased to be part of such a tremendous line-up.

Presented by Poetry Sydney and curated by the salons.  More details here: https://www.thesalons.org/love-in-transmission

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Launch of One River

On Thursday 21st of March, I have the great pleasure of launching Steve Armstrong’s One River, 6pm at Macleans Booksellers, 69 Beaumont Street, Hamilton.  It will be a lively event with lots of opportunity for audience questions, so if you’re in the neighbourhood, please come along and join us!

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Red Room Poetry Fellowship Shortlist Commission

As part of my 2023 Red Room Fellowship Shortlisting, I was commissioned to write a poem which I titled “Bodies of Water”.  The poem, including my recording and a poetic reflection, can be found here:  https://redroompoetry.org/poets/magdalena-ball/bodies-of-water/

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Workshop: Society of Women Writers NSW

On Wed the 13th of December I’ll be doing a workshop on “Writing the non-traditional memoir – using verse and research to engage with trauma and history. It’s a timely and important subject and I’m very much looking forward to midwifing some exquisite work from my wonderful attendees.  The session is open to members and general public alike and will be held at the State Library of NSW from 10:15-12.  More details here: https://womenwritersnsw.org/literary-luncheons/workshop-literary-event-wednesday-13-december-2023?fbclid=IwAR3VlFzLo477IRCiAEMhIBVrsBuAW7A_STOhyOMwspj_dC4gg2_F1RCjdD0

Or you can book directly here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1148368

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Launch of A Brilliant Life

On Wednesday the 29th of November I have the great privilege of participating, along with historian Konrad Kwiet, in the Sydney book launch for Rachelle Unreich’s A Brilliant Life. A Brilliant Life is the powerful and uplifting story of Rachelle’s mother Mira, a Holocaust survivor. You can read my review of the book here: A review of A Brilliant Life by Rachelle Unreich

Book into the event here: https://events.humanitix.com/sjwf-a-brilliant-life-fp0fy598?fbclid=IwAR2gIP7huaz6lYag2KOfMlFURXHZSGNcgkruYAHG56SLHmr3wE-JT-S1tb0

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