Poetry Round Up 2018

Poetry Round Up 2018

In a fit of madness, I have agreed to take on the semi-regular role of editor of poetry for the Australian Women Writers Challenge. Madness because my life is in a crazy busy cycle at the moment and taking on something else seems like the most counter-intuitive thing...
Diversity Roundup: May – June 2018

Diversity Roundup: May – June 2018

A woman artist, writes author Susan Johnson, ‘wants to make a work of art that is itself, and free. But she also has another job: it seems she must also prove how you devalue her work or overlook it or put it in a box marked “small” or “confessional” or “a woman’s...
Poetry Round Up – January to July 2017

Poetry Round Up – January to July 2017

Through a range of events, readings, appearances at writer’s festivals, awards and decent coverage in the Australian literary magazines it could be claimed that Australian poetry is undergoing a revival, however the number of reviews of recent releases still remains...
2016 Poetry Wrap-up

2016 Poetry Wrap-up

As Marisa Wikramanayake said in last year’s wrap up, let’s start with the numbers. In 2016, there were 23 reviews for 18 books by 18 authors. This is a little down on last year’s total of 26 reviews, but reflects a continuing trend to spreading our...
October – December 2016 Roundup: Diversity

October – December 2016 Roundup: Diversity

Happy holidays to all our wonderful readers and AWW participants. I hope this finds you keeping cool in some form or another, be it beneath shady trees or at the beach, and of course that you have a book to hand! Of 348 reviews over the past three months, some 10%...