Here’s something that has been a long time coming: Seizure Poetry.
We are very proud to announce our first house poet, the award-winning writer, editor (and baker) Fiona Wright. Fiona has accepted the challenge to curate and produce three rebellious collections set to excite those poetic pens of yours.
The collections in the works are:
Epistles at Dawn – poems in the form of correspondence from one poet to another.
Our last round of Epistles at Dawn focuses primarily on one main set of duelers – Elizabeth Allen and Mark Riboldi – who entered into a delightful correspondence through poetry. It was exciting to witness the exchange because each poet picked up on an image or idea from their counterpart and transformed it into something else entirely – quirky, tender, and occasionally bizarre.
Bout Rimés – 17th Century parlour game for the decidedly un-faint of heart. Parlez-vous awesome?
Fiona Wright is a doctoral candidate with the University of Western Sydney Writing & Society Research Centre. Her poetry collection Knuckled (2011) won the Dame Mary Gilmore Award for a first collection in 2012. Her novel Small Acts of Disappearance was released in 2015 to wide acclaim.