Breaking news! 12 September: Interval is a finalist in the prestigious Melbourne Prize for Best Writing Award: http://www.melbourneprize.org/. You can vote for Interval in the Civic Choice award for the finalists: http://www.melbourneprize.org/vote/. Best of luck to all the finalists!
I will be co-judging this year's Australian Book Review Peter Porter Prize with Paul Kane (Antipodes, Mildura Writers Festival) and John Hawke (Australian Book Review Poetry Editor).
My review of Judith Beveridge's Sun Music: New and Selected Poems is now out in the September 2018 issue of Australian Book Review.
Listen to an interview with me about Interval, recently conducted by Di Cousens at Melbourne's 3CR radio: https://www.3cr.org.au/spoken-word/episode-201808020900/judith-bishop-talks-about-interval
My essay, "O Brave New World That Has Such Data In't (Love and Self-Understanding in an Algorithmic Age)" was long-listed for the 2018 ABR Calibre prize. A revised version of this essay can be read online in PN Review 242 (https://www.pnreview.co.uk/cgi-bin/scribe?item_id=10272)
A new poem, "Tact", was published in the most recent issue of Cordite (86): http://cordite.org.au/poetry/notheme7/tact/
My review of Philip Mead's Zanzibar Light is in the June/July issue of the Australian Book Review: https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/current-issue/4879-judith-bishop-reviews-zanzibar-light-by-philip-mead.
My review of Phillip Hall's Fume is forthcoming in Cordite.
An abstract titled "Lyric Poetry: Resonance and Attunement" has been accepted for full paper submission for Axon: Capsule 3: Inhabiting Language, to appear in early 2019.
Saturday, August 18, 2018, 2 - 4pm
Poetry workshop with Judith for Poets@Watsonia at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, Ivanhoe (https://www.banyule.vic.gov.au/Arts-and-Events/Hatch-Contemporary-Arts-Space)
Sunday, July 15, 2018, 5 for 5.30pm
Reading from Interval at Sporting Poets @ Compass Pizza, 319 Lygon Street, Brunswick East.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 7pm ($10 entry)
Reading from Interval at Poets @ Watsonia, Watsonia Library.
Monday, April 9, 2018, 6.30pm (free entry, register online)
In conversation with Felicity Plunkett and Eileen Chong at the Better Read than Dead bookstore (Newtown) (https://www.betterreadevents.com/product-page/interval-book-launch). Note: despite the url, this is a conversation, not a launch event.
Wednesday March 28, 2018. 6.30pm.
Launch of Interval by Chris Wallace-Crabbe at Readings bookshop, Carlton.
"The Poetic in the Sculpture of Bronwyn Oliver", essay, in Island 151 (October 2017).
"Aubade", poem, in Island 151 (October 2017).
My review of Jan Owen's translation of selected poems from Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal is online in Mascara Literary Review in English: http://mascarareview.com/judith-bishop-reviews-selected-poems-from-les-fleurs-du-mal-by-charles-baudelaire-trans-jan-owen/ and in Recours au poème in French (translation by Marilyne Bertoncini): https://www.recoursaupoeme.fr/ping-pong-baudelaire-nouvelle-traduction-versifiee-en-anglais-australie-par-jan-owen/
Art Works inspired by Judith's poems
Mansour Hosseini (Sweden/Iran)
"Reading the Greek Myths", work for mezzo, voice (recitation), saxophone, piano (7'), performed on 13 June, 2015 at the Festival franco-anglais de la poésie in Paris: http://www.lindamariabaros.fr/Festival_franco-anglais_de_poesie_French-English_Poetry_Festival_2015.html. Composer's website: http://www.musicalmo.com/start.php
Jurga Zabukaite (Lithuania)
"Reading the Greek Myths", performed on 9 June, 2015 at the Festival franco-anglais de la poésie in Paris. Artist information: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4180612/
PRINTS AND PAINTINGS
Christine Dabadie-Fabreuguette (France) -- Calligraphies inspired by "Mother to Child" and other poems:
Ghislaine Escande (France) -- Artwork integrating a section of "Control" in English and French translation, included in artworks prepared for the Festival International de la Géographie in St Dié, 2017.
Michel Madore (France) -- ink painting inspired by a poem "The Word-Poem" published in La Traductière, 2013: http://www.festrad.com/f/13MadBaB.html