Three Poems in Live Encounters

With thanks again to Mark Ulyseas, Publisher/Editor of Live Encounters Poetry & Writing magazine for publishing three of my poems. This is the third time I have been published in this journal and it is always in the company of brilliant poets which is both thrilling and humbling for me. See below for my three… Continue reading Three Poems in Live Encounters

The Alphabet of Women

Tada! Is that enough to sum up over three years in the making? Yeah I reckon so. Bookface of me with my first book-editing credit for an anthology comprising 26 excellent women. My poem “Dear Letter P” (see below) was the jump starter for this rather epic project that has already been performed live and… Continue reading The Alphabet of Women

Both Sides Now – Magdalena + Ricky

https://plus61j.net.au/australia/maggie-and-i-are-like-jewish-fugitives-walking-in-the-same-direction/ From their bohemian roots in New York, poet Magdalena Ball and her composer uncle Ricky Gordon have become artistic mentors to each other Magdalena Ball, 57, is a novelist and poet who moved to Australia from the US more than 30 years ago, and now lives in West Lake Macquarie, NSW. She has recently written… Continue reading Both Sides Now – Magdalena + Ricky

Sacrifice

This was written for Emanuel Synagogue's Simchat Torah celebration. I was given the word 'sacrifice' to contemplate and then present to the congregation. When I say sacrifice My mind races to a hilltop Beyond the bushes Beyond the fire Beyond the mother’s gaze Stones, knife, altar A son, a father, a god, a test And… Continue reading Sacrifice

Justine + Noè

Justine Sless and Noè Harsel co-host Sless to Harsel, an Instagram TV show where they share their enthusiasm for books and writing (Plus61J August 31, 2021) JUSTINE I was born in 1967 in Silksworth, a mining village in the north of England. When I was two years old, my parents separated. My mother re-partnered very… Continue reading Justine + Noè

David + Melissa

https://plus61j.net.au/editors-picks/melissa-is-kind-and-wise-and-judaism-is-part-of-the-ambience-of-our-friendship/?fbclid=IwAR1rloKLVw64zpaDhfsS20Xh2gOFj0835lvQdNw6uoqbDa6v4S9aMTrbDvQ https://fb.watch/6QJTMPgT0A/ Greenpeace Australia chief David Ritter and human rights academic Melissa Castan have ‘an affinity’: they can stop a conversation and two weeks later take up where they left off David Ritter, 50, is the CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. Melissa Castan, 55, is an Associate Professor of Law and a Deputy Director of… Continue reading David + Melissa

Poetica – feat. Jessica Chapnik Kahn + E for Echo

POETICA

Just in time for Mother’s Day – join us. Tickets here.

Theme for the open mic is M O T H E R – how ever you would like to interpret this. Bring your words, your thoughts, your voices, your joy and your heart ache. All is welcome.Jessica’s book MADRE will be available for purchase on the night. You can pre-book a copy via DM.

Featuring:

Poetry: Jessica Chapnik Kahn

Jessica Chapnik Kahn is an Argentinian-Australian singer-songwriter, actor and writer. She has worked in theatre and TV, played in the bands of some of Australia’s finest artists, and released two solo albums under the moniker Appleonia. She is the author of children’s book Lenny and the Ants and poetry collection MADRE, and co-author of the biography A Repurposed Life.

Music and words: E for Echo

E for Echo formed in 2016 in the inner-city cultural hub of Redfern, Sydney…

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