One of the most “me” things I’ve ever written has been published in The Saltbush Review.
My piece ‘A Vagrant Hush of Snails Unfurling’, inspired by Hanley’s river snail, is in Issue 2 of this brilliant South Australian-based publication.
Here are all the ways it went badly.
The prompt “horizon” arrived in my email. The task was to write a story of up to thirty words inspired by and using the prompt, tweet your entry, tag Writers Victoria (@Writers_Vic), and hashtag WVFlashFic22. I’m a nervous overthinking Nivita unsuited to the fast, savvy highway that is Twitter—and usually too busy feeding the chickens—so I don’t tweet (as my bio says). But a good friend of mine was taking the challenge daily, and her diligence put me to shame. I felt I should enter at least once.
Hello, and Happy February. I’m pleased to have a playscript up at Drama Notebook (.com). It’s based on the Greek myth of Clytie, a water nymph who tragically became a sunflower, set to mourn for eternity over unrequited love.
Not in my play.
“You’re just an empty cage, girl, if you kill the bird” – Tori Amos
Hold everything. I drew a bird. Or what is loosely a bird; I’m no visual artist. It happened while I waded through January’s liminal space. In the shallows, the bird. A sparrow/phoenix mashup? Here it is, my Frankenbird set free (thank you, Sia):
What a brilliant early Christmas present. My poem about pirate seagulls won a mention in Jackie Hosking’s Spring Poetry Competition. It’s a rhyming poem written for children. Thanks so much to Jackie for the opportunity to strut my rhyming stuff.
WORDLY Magazine | poetry | print
One of my musings on philosophy and art has been published in WORDLY Magazine – print edition – Core. Huge thanks to the editors for including my work. You can flip through the magazine online and read my poem ‘And Now, Let Us Paint’, here.
To read some more of my art-inspired poems, go here.
I’m excited to be collaborating with Adelaide artist Priscilla Corbell-Moore for her debut solo exhibition and SALA event: Art for a Cause: Poetry & Paintings. My poems will accompany Priscilla’s paintings.
Huge thanks to Priscilla for inviting my poetry to form itself around her exquisite paintings. I am in love with these artworks!
The exhibition begins on August 18 at Pilgrim Uniting Church, Flinders Street, Adelaide. Proceeds from sales of Priscilla’s paintings will be donated to support people who are facing homelessness.
What a thrill! My story, Stone Pulpit, is a selected text for the 2021 Microflix Writing Awards. How exciting! There’s a chance a filmmaker might choose this piece for adaptation into a film. I’m keeping my fingers crossed. Professor Cassandra Atherton selected the texts—how good is that? I’m also hugely grateful to Microflix and Spineless Wonders for providing this opportunity to writers and filmmakers.
You can read my micro here.
Highlights ‘Hello‘ Magazine | story | print
It’s always an honour to share my writing with very young readers. My story, Chicken Friends, appears in the 2021 ‘Friends’ edition of Highlights Hello Magazine. The story is for children ages 0 – 2.
Blue Bottle Journal | poetry | web
I’m thrilled to have three poems in Blue Bottle Journal. What a treat to be included in this brilliant poetry feed.
‘Meet me on the cool axis‘
READ my poems Cyan, The Snail, and Chitons here.