My short story ‘Instructions for Falling in Love’ has been published in Felt: Aesthetics of Grey, a beautiful little anthology out now from Zeno Press. The story sits alongside the work of Rachael De Moravia, German Sierra and other writers I admire.
With thanks to Christian.
My poem Two Parts by Matthew Turner has been published in RIC Journal.
Two Parts is a response to Matthew Turner’s evocative poem Redivider, Redivider, a poem that was published in RIC last month and which I read and read and wished I had written. So I wrote something by Matthew.
Big thanks to Saudamini as always, and to Matthew for letting me ghostwrite for him.
Wrote a few things I probably shouldn’t have while in Melbourne last month for Burning House Press’s September, impressions of home edition. It’s a story now – called Faulkner on the Balcony.
With thanks and gratitude to Rachael.
> I spoke with my friend Daniela Cascella about LETTER. She misread a few things and I couldn’t be more delighted. Read (or misread) it here: Spirit Training
> The book is finding its way around the world
> I interviewed Knox Bertie – his photograph is on the cover of LETTER
> LETTER was published
> I spoke at Paperback Bookshop in Melbourne
> I had a launch at Better Read Than Dead in Newtown
> Book arrived at my place at 6.35am a week and a half ago
> I gave a copy to my grandmother, inscribed it, on the page before the dedication to her son
> Book has its first review – in Issue 97 of The Collagist
> Readers are reading book
> Thx to Knox Bertie for the cover image
> Thx to Wendy for cover design
> Cover is out there
> Release date is locked in
> Book has been printed
> Hard work is done
> I’m talking about Letter and 3:AM and other things at The Paperback Bookshop in Melbourne on August 8 and I’m looking forward to the time I’ll spend with Anna MacDonald like little else. If you’re in town on that evening, come along to hear Anna be super articulate and thoughtful and me ramble and forget what I’m saying and read about the dead man.
With gratitude to my Transmission Press family.
My essay Impossible Friends has been published by the good folk at Meanjin. I use the essay to tell the stories of four writers: Kyle Coma-Thompson, Aashish Kaul, Saudamini Deo and Daniela Cascella. They are each smart and talented and good people who I only know because I write and they write and while that’s still a weird thing to me I’m very grateful to know each of them.
Big thanks to Brendan for giving me the freedom to write this piece.