The fourth issue of the Pocketry Almanack was published in October 2021 and includes poems and art to confound and charm from the following wordsmiths and artists:
Kris Deminick is a poet, freelance journalist and marketer for a professional theatre. She runs This Electrified Life (a nod to David Bowie), mentoring artists through the challenges of the creative process. Her writing, spoken word, and podcast Why Not Art? explore the human condition and how art makes it sweeter. Follow her on Instagram @thiselectrified life and find her at www.thiselectrifiedlife.com.
Meg Doller is a writer and contemporary mixed media artist who describes words and art as ‘persistent’ elements of her thoughts and life. Meg strives to interpret her geographical and individual place in the world, drawing inspiration for her literary and visual works from her personal experiences and immediate environment. Follow her on Instagram @megdoller_maker.
Caleb Green is a poet, journalist and musician working on Wathaurong Land. He has grown up around books and holds a passion for wordsmithing and satire. Favourite writers of his are Bruce Dawe, John Clarke and Italo Calvino. He enjoys cats, bread, full notebooks and picking the weird stuff between bricks. Follow Caleb on Instagram @general.soreness.
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 www.patreon.com/shirleykanyon.
Thinn Thinn Khine is a physician, visual artist and poet. She is originally from Myanmar and now based in Melbourne. Her work focuses on reflective stories about creative grieving, migration and human rights issues in Myanmar.
Anna Kochetkova is a Russian-born Australian author and poetess, social media strategist for not-for-profits all around the country, and a passionate bi+ activist based in Sydney. Anna is the creator of the Bi & Prejudice Instagram space (@biandprejudice), which helps celebrate multi-sexual attraction and human diversity.
Nidhi Rao is 21 years of age. She mostly writes tragic comedy in the form of poetry about heartbreak, feminism, her mum and her foster cats. She aspires to be kind and witty. Born in India, she now studies psychology & criminology in Naarm.
Some Notes on the Fourth Issue
The illustration for the inside page of the Almanack is an original artwork by artist Shirley Kanyon, titled The Shy Observer.
In keeping with the zine format, the Pocketry Almanack has been printed multiple times and folded by hand.
The Pocketry Almanack, Issue Four, was published in October 2021.