Issue Three is currently winging its way to the printers. Here’s a peep at the poets and artist who feature between the covers of the latest Pocketry Almanack:
Andrew Brion is a Melbourne poet who ruminates on politics, travel and the human condition. He has self-published a poetry book (Soul Moves) and is occasionally active in the Spoken Word community in Melbourne. You can find him on Facebook at ‘Andrew Brion - Poetry’ and at https://andrewbrionpoetry.wordpress.com/.
Amanada Collins is a writer, poet, labyrinth builder and musician who lives on Taungurung Country. She is passionate about living well until you die. Amanda creates sound healing sessions both online and in real life. Amanda is the author of Not Dead Yet, a practical guide https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49336676-not-dead-yet.
Anne Collopy began writing poetry as a way of processing her experiences of providing pastoral care in an Intensive Care Unit. Now that she is no longer working, she would like to develop her poetry writing skills. Reading crime fiction or attempting The Age cryptic are welcome distractions...
Kelle Cunningham lives in Melbourne and writes poetry in an attempt to express the inexpressible and to create verbal memories of moments. Once a librarian she now works for the Salvation Army as a home carer.
Shirley Kanyon is an Israeli artist with a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Bezalel Art and Design Academy in Jerusalem. She explores light and natural themes through observational landscape painting. Shirley has lived, created and exhibited in Israel, the USA and Australia. You can follow her on Instagram|Facebook @Shirley.Kanyon or support her work at https://www.patreon.com/Shirleykanyon.
Rowan White is a Naarm/Melbourne poet, carer, singer, counsellor and driving instructor. A frequenter of spoken word gigs, be crews for Mother Tongue and Melbourne Spoken Word. Rowan wrote his first book 'Tailwind' in 2015, and threatens to commit further acts of wanton publication in the near future.
Some Notes on the Third Issue
The illustration for the inside page of the Almanack is a photograph of the Evenlode curtain fabric designed by William Morris & Co (circa 1883) and it is on display in the Art Gallery of South Australia. The fabric was printed with indigo discharge & colour wood-block print on cotton in 1925.
In keeping with the zine format, the Pocketry Almanack has been photocopied multiple times and folded by hand.