22 May

LAUNCH: Rabbit issues 17 (Geography) and 18 (Philosophy)

Dear Poetry Lovers and Readers –
You are warmly invited to attend the dual launch of

RABBIT: a journal for nonfiction poetry
Nos. 17 (Geography) & 18 (Philosophy)

When: Thursday 9th June, 6 for 6:30pm sharp start
Where: Collected Works Bookshop, Nicholas Building, 1/37 Swanston Street, Melbourne

The two issues of Rabbit include poems by: Jordie Albiston, Dael Allison, Aaron Anstett, Lachlan Brown, Sophie Curzon-Siggers, Anna Fern, Liam Ferney, Alison Flett, Carmine Frascarelli, Ian Gibbins, Jake Goetz, Jill Jones, Kent MacCarter, Sneha Madhavan-Reese, Lachy McKenzie, Maurice McNamara, Kate Middleton, Craig Santos Perez, Anupama Pilbrow, Alice Savona, Ali Alizadeh, Andreas A Andersson, Cassandra Atherton, Stuart Barnes, Jane Blanchard, Geraldine Burrowes, Jennifer Compton, Stuart Cooke, Dave Drayton, Mike Greenacre, Fiona Hile, Anna Jackson, Helga Jermy, Edric Mesmer, Nicholas D. Nace, Mark O’Flynn, Paul Scully, Ian C Smith and Ann Vickery.

There are interviews with Amy Ireland and Justin Clemens, essays by Meredith Wattison, Ouyang Yu, Amelia Dale and Oscar Schwartz, and reviews by Alyson Miller, Peter Kenneally, Jess Likar, Sally Evans and Nova Brown Longhurst of new poetry collections from Australia and abroad. Our feature poet-artists are Amanda Johnson and Carmine Frascarelli.

Pick up the two issues for a special launch price…and come celebrate with free wine and snacks and, of course, poetry readings by featured poets!

Best regards –
Jess Wilkinson, Editor

Rabbit is proudly supported by RMIT’s non/fiction/Lab

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02 May

LAUNCH: Tamryn Bennett’s ‘phosphene’

1129 Phosphene COVER final

Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry and Wollongong Art Gallery invite you to the launch of phosphene by Tamryn Bennett (No. 4 in the Rabbit Poets Series) to be launched by Johanna Featherstone, founder of The Red Room Company.
Readings by artists and friends 2pm, Saturday 7 May at Wollongong Art Gallery.
Refreshments available, all welcome.

Bonny Cassidy writes of phosphene: “This passage of poems treads lightly: a careless reader could fail to hear the dread of history and myth, which are embedded in the sensitive sands of Bennett’s phrases. In the twist of a moment she flings the sacred into dust, or a bullet into mystic continuum. The poems’ Spanish translation is similarly entwined—an echo reading, or a haunting.”

The phosphene exhibition is a collaborative installation of image, word, performance and sound. Jacqueline Cavallaro, Tamryn Bennett, Tamara Elkins and Memo Batiz explore physical and spiritual connections with nature.

For more of Tamryn’s work, visit her website.