‘Liminal’ magazine: interview with Michelle D’Souza

‘Liminal’ magazine is a relatively young, energetic online space ‘for the exploration, interrogation and celebration of the Asian-Australian experience’. To learn more of the magazine and its creative team, visit the 2017 Digital Writer’s Festival session, ‘A Platform of One’s Own: Liminal Magazine’. The most recent issue of the magazine… Continue reading

Stephanie Conn in ‘Banshee’: the poem ‘Family Line’

It brings back fond memories to Tasmanians appreciative of poetry to read new work by Northern Ireland poet Stephanie Conn in Irish literary journal Banshee. Stephanie was a guest in October 2017 of the Tasmanian Poetry Festival, coinciding with a visit to her sister-in-law who lives in the north of… Continue reading

Stick in a thumb and pull out a plum: Poetry and Consumption … Plumwood Mountain Vol 5 No 1 is live

A new issue of Plumwood Mountain, self-described as ‘An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics’, is now live with 31 poems guest edited by Michael Farrell on the theme ‘Poetry and Consumption’, a bumper set of 20 book reviews, an essay on Amitav Ghosh by Jennifer Mackenzie and the section… Continue reading

Further discussion, ‘The cult of the noble amateur’ (Rebecca Watts)

Initially, Rebecca Watts, ‘The Cult of the Noble Amateur’, PN Review 239 and Hollie McNish’s response, PN Review Melanie Branton, Accessibility vs elitism The Guardian, ‘Poetry world split over polemic attacking amateur work by young female poets Responses by Don Paterson and Rebecca Watts, The BBC A Poetry Foundation response,… Continue reading