I am honoured and thrilled to have my essay ‘”Beyond the Horizon, Out at Sea, A New Day Breaks”: Memory and Identity in Ingrid Pollard’s The Boy Who Watches Ships Go By’ included in the wonderful publication Liberation Begins in the Imagination: Writings on Caribbean-British Art, edited by. David A. Bailey and Allison Thompson and published by Tate publishing 2021.
Liberation Begins in the Imagination accompanies the exhibition Life Between Islands: Caribbean-British Art 1950s—Now which is currently showing at the Tate Britain until 3rd April 2022.
It’s so great to have my poem ‘Let me wade’ recently published in Blue Bottle Journal. Thank you so much to editor Sean West for putting together such a wonderful journal. http://www.bluebottlejournal.com.
It’s wonderful to have recently had my poem“Groundhog Day” published in Issue 1 of the new literary journal Authora Australis. The theme of the first issue is Empty Spaces and was inspired by the first period of lockdown due to COVID-19. Thank you to all involved in Authora Australis and all of the other writers and artists in this issue.
I’m excited to have a poem in soft surface. Edited by Lindsay Costello, soft surface “publishes poetry and contemporary art projects by women, LGBTQIA, gnc folks, BIPOC, and/or other marginalized voices”. Thank you to Lindsay and all the other contributors. Link to the poem and the Winter issue of soft surface here: https://softsurface.org/current
It’s an honour to have the article I co-authored with my sister Dr Karina Smith published in the latest edition of the Journal of Women’s History. ““The Sound of Unknowing”: Theorizing Race, Gender, and ‘Illegitimacy’ Through Jamaican Family Photography” explores our maternal family history, particularly our grandmother’s story, through a reading of family photographs taken in Jamaica in the early 1900s. You can access the article here: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/689108
It is wonderful to have two of my poems “These river flats” and “Ash Island” feature in Red Room Poetry’s map of disappearing places, The Disappearing. Both poems explore places in my hometown of Newcastle, NSW.
Check out my latest comic collaboration with TextaQueen “The Milkman of Human Kindness” in the latest issue of The Lifted Brow (front cover image is below so you know which issue to look out for!) – hot off the press! “The Milkman of Human Kindness” explores both my paternal family history and the history of the Australian dairy industry. Go to theliftedbrow.com for more info on where to purchase the journal and how to subscribe.
I am excited to have my poem“calidris ruficollis (smallest shorebird in Australia), a migration” included in Flightpath, an anthology of poetry and prose inspired bythe migratory birds of the world. Edited by Virginia Jealous and featuring linocuts by Victoria Castiglione, the collection has recently been published by Hallowell Press Denmark, Western Australia. The collection includes contributions from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the United States. You can also purchase it as a beautiful limited edition cloth-bound hardback edition! See hallowellpress.com for more information.