Moreno Giovannoni emigrated from Italy at the age of two. He grew up in north-east Victoria but left his heart in San Ginese where he was born. A translator and writer who has been published in The Age, Island and Southerly, he was the 2015 inaugural winner of the Deborah Cass Prize and is currently writing The Sweet Life set among the Italian Community in North-East Victoria in the 1960s. Black Inc will publish his Tales from San Ginese in 2018.
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Thanks to A.J. Carruthers for an enlightening month of blogs. This month our blogger is Natalie Harkin. Natalie Harkin is a Narungga woman from the Chester family in South Australia. She is an academic and activist-poet with an interest in the state’s colonial archives and Aboriginal family records. Her words have been installed and projected in exhibitions comprising text-object-video projection, including with the Unbound Collective, and her first poetry manuscript, Dirty Words, was published by Cordite Books in 2015.
Many thanks to Allison Whittaker for an excellent series of blogs. This month our blogger is A.J. Carruthers. A.J. Carruthers is a critic and experimental poet, author of Stave Sightings: Notational Experiments in North American Long Poems, 1961-2011 (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and a lifelong long poem, the first book of which is AXIS Book 1: Areal (Sydney: Vagabond, 2014). Other titles include The Tulip Beds: Toneme Suite (Vagabond, 2011), Ode to On Kawara (Buffalo: Hysterically Real, 2016) and Opus 16 on Tehching Hsieh (Oakland: GaussPDF, 2016). He works as an editor for Rabbit Poetry Journal and founded SOd press in 2011. From
Southerly congratulates Ali Cobby Eckermann for winning the Windham-Campbell Prize for Poetry. Ali is one of Southerly’s advisory board members, as well as editor of our best-selling issue, 71.2 A Handful of Sand. She has also blogged for us. Well done Ali!
Many thanks to Roanna Gonsalves for a fantastic series of blogs to start 2017. This month our blogger is Alison Whittaker. Alison Whittaker is a Gomeroi poet and researcher from the floodplain fringe of north west New South Wales. She lives and writes on Gadigal and Wangal lands. Alison has recent words in Overland, BuzzFeed, Sydney Review of Books and Westerly. Her debut collection, Lemons in the Chicken Wire (Magabala, 2016) was shortlisted for the Scanlon Poetry Prize and was awarded the 2015 State Library of Queensland’s black&write! writer’s fellowship.
Many thanks to all of Southerly’s bloggers for 2016. We’re beginning 2017 with blogs by Roanna Gonsalves. Roanna Gonsalves is an Indian Australian writer and academic. Her series of radio documentaries entitled On the tip of a billion tongues, was commissioned and first broadcast by Earshot, ABC RN in November and December 2015. It is an acerbic socio-political portrayal of contemporary India through its multilingual writers. She received the Prime Minister’s Endeavour Award 2013, and is co-founder co-editor of Southern Crossings. She is the author of The Permanent Resident a collection of short fiction published by UWAP in November 2016. See roannagonsalves.com.au
Many thanks to Nic Low for a fantastic month of blogging. To see out 2016, this month we’re featuring some of our most visited blogs posts of the year. We’ll be back in January 2017 with more great blogs and bloggers, beginning with Roanna Gonsalves author of The Permanent Resident. 2016 in review: Luke Beesley, ‘Poets in Cars, An Interview with Nicholas Powell’ Eileen Chong, ‘Eileen Chong Interviews Eileen Chong’ Kate Fagan, ‘Into the Interior’ Liam Ferney, ’10 outrageous things that happened in poetry in 2015. You won’t believe what number 6 is!’ Nic Low, ‘The secret history of Australia’s
Six joint subscription deals. Six promo deals. For the next six months, Southerly is offering extra discounts on joint subscriptions with our partner journals. Each month, one journal will be featured – Meanjin, Overland, Island, Westerly, The Lifted Brow, Griffith Review. All you need to do is subscribe to the featured journal in that month to receive the discounts and specials from both journals. From our end, you get a year’s subscription to Southerly for a third off the regular price – only $50. From the other journal – wait and see! Deals, back issues, competitions – it’s all up for grabs. Thanks to our November partner
Six joint subscription deals. Six promo deals. For the next six months, Southerly is offering extra discounts on joint subscriptions with our partner journals. Each month, one journal will be featured – Meanjin, Overland, Island, Westerly, The Lifted Brow, Griffith Review. All you need to do is subscribe to the featured journal in that month to receive the discounts and specials from both journals. From our end, you get a year’s subscription to Southerly for a third off the regular price – only $50. From the other journal – wait and see! Deals, back issues, competitions – it’s all up