LA MAMA POETICA
IAN McBRYDE‘s We the Mapless: New and Selected Poems has just been published by Brisbane’s Bareknuckle Press.
HEATHER TAYLOR JOHNSON is an American Australian poet and novelist living in Adelaide. She was written four books of poetry, the most recent being Meanwhile, the Oak (Five Islands Press, 2016). She is the editor of the anthology Shaping the Fractured Self: Poetry of Chronic Illness and Pain (UWAP, 2017). She has authored two novels: Jean Harley was Here, which featured on the ABC’s First Tuesday Book Club in May this year, and Pursuing Love & Death.
WAFFLE IRONGIRL‘s writing has featured in the anthology Dirty Little Numbers: Erotic Stories published by Go Deeper Press and on the Melbourne Spoken Word audio journal Audacious 4. She has featured at spoken word events across Melbourne, including at Owl & Cat, Mother Tongue, Griffinspeak, Passionate Tongues, and colonised the kitchen sink in Scott Wing’s immersive theatre show Debris. She now writes and performs flash fiction and poetry about wind chimes, waffle irons and other morsels.
PETER DAVIS has published a poetry collection, Cravings for a Spectacular Sun. He won the Judy Duffy Memorial Award, given to one student each year of the RMIT Professional Writing and Editing degree. Peter has been published in Verandah, The Age, ABC Radio National, and the inside of trains as part of the City of Melbourne’s Moving Galleries. He was the first convener of poetry readings at the Dancing Dog Café. Peter has lived with HIV since the age of 19, and he currently works in mental health support. He lives with his teenage son and cat.