I’m delighted to have three of my poems for children published in The Dirigible Balloon.Continue reading
Micro: Feathers after a tornado
My parents crowbar the chicken feeder in the storm’s residual murmurs. We’ve trodden quietly among the acreage’s mangled bones: the coop’s a wreck, the concrete feeder bottom-up. Beaks of pink dust peck the silence where a cacophony of chickens should be.Continue reading
Poetry after art
My poem, “Us, in Element”, inspired by my love nest and the art of Joan Miró, appears in Deakin University’s WORDLY Online today.* Here’s the LINK if you’d like to read it.Continue reading
New snail story in The Saltbush Review
I’m thrilled to be 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.Continue reading
I entered a flash fiction competition on Twitter
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.Continue reading
Children’s playscript: ‘Wise Clytie’
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 became a sunflower, set to mourn for eternity over unrequited love. Er, no. Not in my play.Continue reading
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):Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Poem in WORDLY ‘Core’
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.
‘Poetry and Paintings’: SALA event
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.