Showing posts from March, 2022

A Poem to My Mother That She Will Never Read

December 29, 2023: I've updated the original post so that my poem is now available to read and download. The poem recounts my lived experience of being a daughter whose mother is living interstate in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease during a global pandemic.     In January 2022 I received an unexpected phone call from the  the UK. I was in Perth staying with my brother and sister-in-law after having been released from hotel quarantine just a few days prior. The call was from the editor of Mslexia magazine. She told me that my poem 'A Poem To My Mother That She Will Never Read' was the winner of the 2021 International Mslexia Poetry Competition.  It was the day before my mother's funeral. It was the first time I'd won an international literary prize. It's an understatement to say that is was one of the most magically bitter-sweet moments of my life. In the original post I'd linked to Mslexia, where you could read the poem. However, since Mslex

An Exhibition, A Poem & Twitter

 Dear Friend, I'm inviting you to the Opening of Duck n Weave Artist Collective's 2022 Adelaide Fringe Exhibition UNRAVELLED on Friday March 4, at 6pm at Ginger's Vintage Lounge Bar, 109 Goodwood Rd. This is a special graduation of the 2021/2022 Creative Exchange participants (I'm one of them). Creative Exchange is an Artist mentorship and collegiate support group that meets monthly for a year of living creatively. It is a deeply meaningful journey of putting our art first. The exhibition features acrylic painting, sculpture, collage, cyanotype and textiles. I have 8 collage on ply in the exhibition (that's one of them on the poster). They're all for sale. One is inspired by the poem The Sky Is The Great Entrance by Jill Jones. You can read Jill's poem HERE. There will be light supper food available and the bar will be open for a fabulous fun night of art and good company. You can register you interest HERE (helps assist with our Covid 19 safety planning).