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    y separately published work icon In Your Hands The Red Room Company , Sydney : The Red Room Company , 2020 21414272 2020 anthology poetry 'What is a poet without an audience? What is a new book without hands to hold it up to the light? The outbreak of COVID-19 has meant the cancellation of live poetry events and writing festivals Australia wide, resulting in many poets and their publishers losing income and key opportunities to showcase new work, not to mention build readerships and celebrate the words beyond print.
     
    'To offer a little relief in response to this, Red Room Poetry and Oranges & Sardines Foundation have collaborated to create In Your Hands – a free digital collection featuring 80 poems by poets whose recent, current or forthcoming release has been directly affected by the closure of live events. All poets are paid for their contribution to In Your Hands and the collection encourages audiences to buy copies of the books.' (Publication summary)
    Sydney : The Red Room Company , 2020
    pg. 100-101
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    y separately published work icon Australian Poetry Journal Tribute, Observations vol. 10 no. 2 2021 21500980 2021 periodical issue poetry

    'Do not be afraid to think.

    'Test form, renew form, or defy it.

    'Know there is a new permission to speak, and for more voices.

    'Not to censure, censor our inheritances—in which there is still the cherishable, the followable—but to question, yes, that. To make that effort, with caring, love, and as needed, fierceness.

    'To write, read the self, which can also be multiple, as are our inheritances, and also within if wished for, community.

    'When I first devised the idea of this New Series two years ago, it was intended to be celebratory, motivated by the current flourishing which is occurring in poetry and poetry publication in Australia. In it, another poet/critic or poetry community associate is ‘allied’ with a new or recent Australian poetry collection, be that an individual volume, or an anthology, or another platform. Some books go back a little (there is one from 2017), but most are of the past 12-24 months; the impetus was to make tribute to a splendid range of contemporary Australian poetry publishing.' (Jacinta Le Plastrier, Introduction)

    2021
    pg. 24-26
    Note: Includes commentary by Zeina Issa
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