Husk # 5 keeps the fire burning

Husk # 5 from Valli Poole’s Blank Rune Press is out, and it contains my poem, ‘Bird‘! Featured poet is the sublime Anne Walsh. It’s a bumper issue, so there’s plenty of goodies stacked in there!

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The spoils of war

My story, Broken Things, is about the spoils of war and how no one should suffer its consequences. I am grateful to Pencilled In Magazine for choosing to publish it in its inaugural issue.

Only a few copies of Pencilled In Magazine Issue 1 are available HERE.

Broken Things: In the aftermath of World War II and amid the devastation of the vast Philippines archipelago, the very young Robérto Rodrígo de Montáño and his family have become indirect casualties of war. Refusing to play victim to the atrocities, he sets out to regain old familial playgrounds, armed only with the naivety of youth, the flavour of old memories in his tongue and a steely determination to reclaim his home from the clutches of war. He sets out stealthily towards the ruins of Manila after the city’s liberation from the Japanese Imperial Army, unwittingly bringing himself and his two younger siblings, Miguelíto and Isabélla, across the threshold where reality gives way to the loss of innocence and plants the seed of brokenness that is likely to stay within themselves for the rest of their lives. Broken Things is a fictional but poignant hop to a time when young minds and pure but fragile souls were shattered by the unfortunate consequences of man’s inherent need to conquer and destroy.

I am not lovely

‘I am not lovely’ is one of the poems in I Look For You In Other Truths that had a few revisions before it reached its final form. It’s a personal piece, a wish piece, a wear-my-heart-on-my-sleeve moment, something that could only be desired nowadays.

Makeover cover of Words That Don’t Mean Anything

In Short Publishing Co., publisher of my pocketbook-sized short story single, Words That Don’t Mean Anything, is coming up with seven new titles and doing a makeover of all the titles.

Here’s my new cover, and it’s awesome!!!

Thanks, In Short Publishing Co.! Can’t wait for this!

All the current titles are available here: https://inshortpublishing.com/collections/all

Verity La needs your support!

I’m thrilled to be working with the lovely and talented people at Verity La. Right now, it needs you and your financial support!

Verity La is a volunteer-run, online creative arts journal committed to maximising the diversity of Australian literary voices. We need YOUR support to help us pay our writers.
http://verityla.com/supporters-we-need-you/

Help us pay the writers and artists by donating through the Australian Cultural Fund https://australianculturalfund.org.au/…/verity-la-supporte…/
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‘Fullas’ out on Tincture Journal Issue 15

A brand new poem, ‘Fullas’, appears on Tincture Journal Issue 15 from 1 September 2016. It’s the very first poem of mine accepted by the prestigious journal (after several attempts and missteps). It’s also something very close to me, written after a chance encounter with a member of the indigenous community in Sydney. Here’s an extract as posted on Twitter …

Tincture Journal has subscriptions, too, so you can enjoy great literature all throughout the year.

http://tincture-journal.com

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