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“Transit has never been so pretty as with Niloofar Fanaiyan.”

Transit and its cousin travel are not, of course, solely physical experiences: Fanaiyan explores a range of their effects, giving pragmatic pre-departure advice in ‘Leaving’ (‘Remember to say goodbye / Hide the key’) while expressing a keenness to embrace less certain and more exciting realms. Her treatment of light and shade stands out, with shadows […]

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Australian Launch of ‘Metamorphic’ and ‘Work and Play’

We have changed the date of the launch of ‘Metamorphic’ and ‘Work and Play’ as follows: Date: Monday 11th December Time: 7.00 pm Venue: Smith’s Alternative Join us for the launch of the  multi-faceted, multi-national, global phenomenon that is Metamorphic: 21st century poets respond to Ovid, along with the launch of Work and Play by the all-singing, […]

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Review of Cities in Cha

An in- depth and thoughtful review of Cities by Michael Tsang in Hong Kong’s Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. http://www.asiancha.com/content/view/2893/630/ Thanks Michael and Cha

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Metamorphic World Tour

Our new anthology Metamorphic: 21st century poets respond to Ovid features 100 international poets responding to Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The book is being launched in a series of events across the UK, Ireland and Australia. Thanks to editors Nessa O’Mahony and Paul Munden for arranging these events. YORK (UK) 11th November 2017, Park Inn by Radisson,  York, 5.45pm BELFAST […]

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Hiromi Ito on Poetry on the Move

The latest Poetry on the Move podcast features Japanese poet Hiromi Ito. Ito was recently recorded performing  in one of her captivating live performances at the Poetry on the Move festival.  This is followed by an interview with Melinda Smith, where Ito talks about the poems collected in Poet to Poet: Contemporary Women Poets from […]

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Metamorphic on Irish radio

Co-editor of our forthcoming anthology, Metamorphic, was recently interviewed about the project on RTE’s The Poetry Programme. You’ll find a link to the program below: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-poetry-programme/#102609273   Metamorphic: 21st Century poets respond to Ovid Of bodies changed to other forms I tell In AD 17, Publius Ovidius Naso, the Roman poet Ovid, died in exile in the Black […]

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New IPSI Chapbooks

Three new IPSI chapbooks To coincide with the Poetry on the Move Festival at the University of Canberra 14-21 September, IPSI (International Poetry Studies Institute) is releasing three new chapbooks by significant international and national poets. In Seas and Trees, Vahni Capildeo negotiates—with profound power and profound delicacy—uncertain realms of paradox, the force of nature and […]

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Proof launch speech by Paul Hetherington

Distinguished Australian poet, Paul Hetherington, was on hand to launch Maggie Shapley’s first collection Proof. The speech was a wonderful way to bring Maggie’s book into the world. The full transcript  of the speech is below: Proof by Maggie Shapley Launch speech by Paul Hetherington I’m delighted to be launching Proof by Maggie Shapley this evening. I […]

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Q & A with poet Charlotte Guest

Q&A: Perth Poet Charlotte Guest    

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Launch of ‘Proof’ by Maggie Shapley

Join Maggie Shapley for the launch of her debut collection ‘Proof’ at the NLA Bookshop. When: Wednesday, 30 August, Time: 6pm Bookings: https://www.nla.gov.au/event/book-launch-proof

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