Issue Five - The City

From the City to the Country
Stuart Barnes
Poetry
Two Views of Rockhampton
Stuart Barnes
Poetry
Guts
DS Maolalai
Poetry
On Augusta, at the corner with Nassau
DS Maolalai
Poetry
The sunset, young women
DS Maolalai
Poetry
A Sonnet after Harwood
Megan Cartwright
Poetry
Monsoon in Kuala Lumpur
Megan Cartwright
Poetry
Russian Dolls
Megan Cartwright
Poetry
At Dome Café
Andrew Burke
Poetry
On the fence
Matt Gilbert
Poetry
Take the second exit
Matt Gilbert
Poetry
Drowning under flowers
Matt Gilbert
Poetry
Daryaganj
Amlanjyoti Goswami
Poetry
Busman’s Holiday?
Gerard Sarnat
Poetry
IN OUR CURRENT SITUATION
John Grey
Poetry
Second Amendment
Geoff Page
Poetry
Asleep in the suburbs
Ian Wicks
Poetry
Sad Erotes
Jena Woodhouse
Poetry
Harbour Lights, Once More
Ian C Smith
Poetry
Bendy Bus
Charlotte Rose Thompson
Poetry
A Commuter’s Pastoral:
Roger Camp
Poetry
Hotel Hoarder
Paris Rosemount
Poetry
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Contributors

Amlanjyoti Goswami

Amlanjyoti Goswami's new book of poetry, Vital Signs (Poetrywala) follows his widely reviewed collection, River Wedding (Poetrywala). Published in journals and anthologies across the world, including Poetry, The Poetry Review, Penguin Vintage, Rattle and Sahitya Akademi, he is also a Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee. His work has appeared on street walls of Christchurch, buses in Philadelphia, exhibitions in Johannesburg and an e-gallery in Brighton. He has reviewed poetry for Modern Poetry in Translation and has read at various places, including New York, Boston and Delhi. He grew up in Guwahati, Assam and lives in Delhi.

Ian Wicks

I am a clinician-scientist in Melbourne and enjoy exploring the poetry in medicine and science, amongst other things. My poems have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Annals of Internal Medicine, Australian Poetry Journal, Bioscience, Cordite, Cosmos, Grieve and Spine. ‘The visible human’ was selected for the APJ’s 2015 Anthology and ‘Better Angels’ was included the APJ’s 2020 Anthology. My JAMA poems on the five senses were featured in Best Australian Science Writing 2018. 'Skull' was published in December 2021 in a book about the brain, entitled 'Storm Brain' (The Hippocrates Press, London 2021, eds. Wendy French, Michael Hulse & Donald Singer)

Geoff Page

Geoff Page is based in Canberra and has published twenty-five collections of poetry as well as two novels and five verse novels. His recent books include Gods and Uncles (Pitt Street Poetry 2015) and Hard Horizons (Pitt Street Poetry 2017). His Elegy for Emily: a verse biography (Puncher & Wattmann) and In medias res (Pitt Street Poetry) were published in 2019. Codicil, a mini-selected translated into Chinese, was issued by Flying Islands (Macao) in 2020. His 101 Poems: 2011-2021 was recently published by Pitt Street Poetry. He also reviews Australian poetry extensively and has run monthly poetry readings and jazz concerts in Canberra for many years

Gerard Sarnat

Gerard Sarnat has been nominated for the pending 2022 Science Fiction Poetry Association Dwarf Star Award, won San Francisco Poetry’s 2020 Contest, the Poetry in the Arts First Place Award plus the Dorfman Prize, and has been nominated for handfuls of 2021 and previous Pushcarts plus Best of the Net Awards. Gerry is widely published including in 2022 Awakenings Review, 2022 Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County Celebration, 2022 Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival Anthology, HitchLit Review, Lowestoft, Washington Square/NYU Review, The Deronda Review, Jewish Writing Project, Hong Kong Review, Tokyo Poetry Journal, Buddhist Poetry Review, Gargoyle, Main Street Rag, New Delta Review, Arkansas Review, Hamilton-Stone Review, Northampton Review, New Haven Poetry Institute, Texas Review, Vonnegut Journal, Brooklyn Review, San Francisco Magazine, Monterey Poetry Review, The Los Angeles Review, and The New York Times as well as by Slippery Rock, Northwestern, Pomona, Harvard, Stanford, Dartmouth, Penn, Columbia, North Dakota, McMaster, Maine, University of British Columbia and University of Chicago presses. He is a Harvard College and Medical School-trained physician who’s built and staffed clinics for the marginalized as well as a Stanford professor and healthcare CEO. Currently he is devoting energy/ resources to deal with climate justice, and serves on Climate Action Now’s board. Gerry’s been married since 1969 with progeny consisting of four collections (Homeless Chronicles: From Abraham To Burning Man, Disputes, 17s, Melting the Ice King) plus three kids/ six grandsons — and is looking forward to potential future granddaughters

John Grey

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Sheepshead Review, Stand, Poetry Salzburg Review and Ellipsis. Latest books, “Covert” “Memory Outside The Head” and “Guest Of Myself” are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in Washington Square Review and Red Weather.

DS Maolalai

DS Maolalai has received eleven nominations for Best of the Net and seven for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in three collections, "Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden" (Encircle Press, 2016), "Sad Havoc Among the Birds" (Turas Press, 2019) and “Noble Rot” (Turas Press, 2022). You can find him on Twitter: @diarmo1990

Roger Camp

Roger Camp lives in Seal Beach, CA where he muses over his orchids, walks the pier, plays blues piano and spends afternoons reading under an Angel's Trumpet with a charm of hummingbirds. When he's not at home, he's photographing in the Old World. His work has appeared in Pank, Rust+Moth, Gulf Coast, Southern Poetry Review and Nimrod. Roger Camp is the author of three photography books including the award winning Butterflies in Flight, Thames & Hudson, 2002 and Heat, Charta, Milano, 2008. His work has appeared in numerous journals including The New England Review, Pank and the New York Quarterly. His documentary photography has been awarded Europe's prestigious Leica Medal of Excellence. Represented by the Robin Rice Gallery, NYC, more of his work may be seen on Luminous-Lint.com

Paris Rosemount

Paris Rosemont is an Asian-Australian poet who combines her love for poetry and theatre into the exploration of the art of performance poetry. Her poetry was selected by Red Room Poetry for publication in Upswell’s anthology ‘Admissions’, alongside established writers, musicians and notable public figures. Paris’ poetry was also longlisted for the Joyce Parkes Writing Prize 2022 and will appear in the Heroines Anthology (vol.4.). Paris is a WestWords 2022 Academian, in-house writer in residence and a Frontier Poetry scholarship recipient. She was also on the judging panel for the Living Stories Competition 2022. Paris recently won a Varuna National Writers’ House Emerging Writers’ Residency as well being awarded a place in the Arts Access Australia Mentorship and Professional Development Program 2022

Megan Cartwright

Megan Cartwright (she/her) is an educator and writer who attempts to make sense of the nonsensical via poetry. Her writing has appeared in October Hill Magazine, Blue Bottle Journal and oddball magazine. Her latest work is due to appear in Quadrant Magazine later this year

Andrew Burke

My name is ANDREW BURKE born Melbourne 1944 but living mainly in Perth, Western Australia. I have been a creative director in advertising and a lecturer at various Universities.I have a baker's dozen collections out, a novel for PhD, a batch of playlets and a song in '70s, loads of reviews and articles in lit mags, etc. Retired now but mumbling in Hi Spirits blogspot

Kate Stanner

Kate Maxwell is a teacher and writer from Sydney. She’s been published and awarded in many Australian and International literary magazines. Her first poetry anthology, Never Good at Maths (IP Press) was published in 2021, and her second anthology (Ginninderra Press) will be forthcoming in 2023. Kate enjoys writing in many genres including speculative fiction, flash, YA, and poetry. Her interests include film, wine, and sleeping. She can be found at https://kateswritingplace.com

Stuart Barnes

Stuart Barnes is the author of Like To The Lark (Upswell Publishing, 2023) and Glasshouses (UQP, 2016), which won the 2015 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, was commended for the 2016 Anne Elder Award and shortlisted for the 2017 Mary Gilmore Award. His poem ‘Sestina after B. Carlisle’ won the 2021/22 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize. Others have been shortlisted for the Montreal International Poetry Prize, the ACU Prize for Poetry and the Newcastle Poetry Prize. Recently Stuart guest co-edited, with Claire Gaskin, Australian Poetry Journal 11.1 ‘local, attention’. Twitter/Instagram: @StuartABarnes

Charlotte Rose Thompson

Northern Beaches local Charlotte Rose Thompson is a student of creative writing at the University of Sydney, and a professional musician. A lyricist and poet, she was shortlisted by the ASA Australian Songwriting Contest 2020 in the lyric category for two of her original works and recently received an honourable mention from the Anko Press Flash Competition

Ian C Smith

Ian C Smith’s work has been published in Antipodes, BBC Radio 4 Sounds,The Dalhousie Review, Griffith Review, San Pedro River Review , Southword, The Stony Thursday Book, & Two Thirds North. His seventh book is wonder sadness madness joy, Ginninderra (Port Adelaide). He writes in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, and on Flinders Island.

Helen Gwyn Jones

Helen Gwyn Jones (she/her) started recording her world at the age of 8 when she bought a Brownie camera from her sister, something which has become a lifelong passion. A collector of the past (hers and other people’s) she likes nothing better than muted images of imperfection. May be found poring over Welsh grammar books when not photographing drains or going into raptures over rust. Recently published at Acropolis, Paddler Press, Pareidolia Literary, Blink Ink, Hecate, Moss Puppy, The Levatio, Camas, Storyteller’s Refrain, Full House Literary, Subliminal. Can be found online @helengwynjones

Matt Gilbert

Matt Gilbert is a freelance copywriter, who also writes a blog at richlyevocative.net - mostly about place and books. He can also be found on twitter @richlyevocative. Originally from Bristol, England, he currently gets his fill of urban hills in South East London. He has had poems published by Anthropocene, Black Bough and Ink Sweat & Tears among others

Jena Woodhouse

Jena Woodhouse is a poet and fiction writer whose publications include six poetry collections, an award-winning novella for children, a novel and a collection of short fiction. Her poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals in Australia and elsewhere, and has been shortlisted for major awards. For more than a decade she lived and worked in Greece, and has received creative residencies also in France, Scotland and Ireland, in addition to Greece.