Author Archives: magdalenaball

Alice Sinclair Announcement

Next Saturday the lovely Jenny Blackford and I will be at the Toronto Multipurpose Centre for the Award Ceremony for the Alice Sinclair Writing Competition Award winner announcement.  Jenny and I were once again judges for this competition (this year I … Continue reading

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Grieve 10th Anniversary Live Reading

This Saturday, November 5th, I’ll be reading poetry at the special live reading event to celebrate the Grieve 10th Anniversary being held at: Adamstown Arts, Adamstown Uniting Church 228 Brunker Rd Adamstown. The event, which begins at 1:30pm will feature poems … Continue reading

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October Aubade in Canberra Times

My  poem  “October  Aubade”  was  published in today’s Canberra Times.  I’ve popped a little screenshot of it up here from the newspaper.  Big thanks to wonderful editor PS Cottier.

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IF Maitland Indie Festival & Art Fest

The 2022 Maitland IF program has just been released and I’m participating in a few exciting events.   The festival runs from October 21st to 30th and features a wide range of literary and artistic events with workshops, family events, … Continue reading

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That Poetry Thing that is on at Smith’s Every Monday

It was a long drive from Newcastle to Canberra and back again the next morning, but worth every mile to be able to perform with this great bunch of talented poets at the iconic Smith’s Alternative  including my co-feature Daniel … Continue reading

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Raining Poetry in Adelaide

So excited to be included for the second time in Raining Poetry in Adelaide. The way it works is that poem are temporarily stencilled onto the pavement and become fully visible when it rains. The full poetry map is here: https://tinyurl.com/RPIA2022

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Whale Tales!

I was invited to submit a poem to this stunning exhibition at Lighthouse Arts to celebrate the migration of whales along the east coast of Australia.  My poem, titled “Migaloo” (after the beautiful and well-known Albino humpback) will be printed either … Continue reading

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That Poetry Thing

Very excited to be reading with Daniel Ionita at That Poetry Thing, Monday 29th August 7pm at Smith’s Alternative. This will be my first gig on Ngunnawal Country, in Canberra. There will be an open mic, so please come join us. … Continue reading

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2022 Naji Naaman Literary Prize

The Density of Compact Bone has been awarded an Honor Prize in the international Naji Naaman Literary Prizes 2022. These prizes have been running annually since 2002, and are awarded every year to authors of literary works of all genres, aiming to revive and develop … Continue reading

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“Philology” at Backstory 13

A new poem of mine, “Philology”, has just been published in Backstory – issue 13.  The poem was written about my great-grandmother Rebecca Samberg, who is the subject of my forthcoming book provisionally titled Bobish (due for publication by Puncher & Wattmann … Continue reading

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