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  • Author's note: ‘Stillbirths Wrapped in Newsprint’ is one in a sequence of poems preoccupied with the alleged Marian apparitions that took place in Agoo, La Union in the Philippines in the early 1990s, as witnessed by Judiel Nieva. Swaths of the poem are drawn from the following creators: Ishmael Bernal, Emily Berry, Emma Helen Blair and James Alexander Robertson, John Keats, Vincente Minnelli, Gil Portes, Florent Joseph Sals, and Wallace Stevens. A great debt of gratitude is owed to them.

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    y separately published work icon Poetry in Lockdown Toby Fitch (editor), Melody Paloma (editor), 2020 20840779 2020 anthology poetry

    'In the first half of 2020, Overland received a small grant to help the magazine provide writing and publishing opportunities during the pandemic lockdown, part of a broader scheme by Creative Victoria to save the arts sector when so many jobs and gigs completely disappeared for so many artists. ‘Poetry in Lockdown’ is one outcome of this—a standalone poetry special issue containing new work by twelve poets from across Australia. In commissioning these new works we imposed no theme on the poets. However, with the pandemic as background to all our lives, it is impossible not to read the poems in that context. Collating these poems has been a salve for us. We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we have.' (Publication summary)

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