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new poems and a review

There’s been plenty happening over the past month or so…so this blog post is a bit of a catch up.

Firstly, I was thrilled to read a third review of Confessional Box on Cordite this week. This one was by Siobhan Hodge and I really enjoyed reading about her experiences with the book, particularly her unpicking of some of the poems that have a ‘male voice’, as so much of the book is from a feminine perspective. The Harwood comparison was a real compliment, and while I hadn’t initially seen it, there is certainly a resonance between ‘In the Park’ and ‘Wife’.  You can read the full review here: http://cordite.org.au/reviews/hodge-page/

I also came across Stuart Barnes’ recent piece for Shot Glass Journal: A cento for 14 Australian poets. Stuart has kindly included me in this poem, leading off with a line from ‘Five Fifty-Three am’. I’m in some great company in this cento – so thanks Stuart! Here’s the link: http://www.musepiepress.com/shotglass/stuart_barnes2.html

My focus on chipping away with submissions has been also bearing some fruit with ‘Break-up’ published in the latest Tincture Journal, ‘Canary in the coal town’ published as Australian Poetry’s ‘poem of the fortnight’, a submission accepted for Grapple Annual, and poems in Cordite: Silence and Sotto as well as a poem forthcoming for foam:e.

You can pick up a copy of Tincture Journal here: http://tincture-journal.com/

And here is the link to AP’s poem of the fortnight: http://www.australianpoetry.org/2014/03/12/13-march/

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3 Responses to “new poems and a review”


  1. March 16, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Reblogged this on ashley capes and commented:
    Great review here of Vanessa’s ‘Confessional Box’ 🙂

  2. March 16, 2014 at 11:31 pm

    yes Vanessa a very satisfying review & congrats on recent successes


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