The first issue of the Pocketry Almanack was published in February 2020 and includes poems for your delectation and delight from the following wordsmiths:
Damien Becker is the current NSW Poetry Slam Champion and a disability activist. He lives with cystic fibrosis and is a double-lung transplant recipient. She wasn’t religious was first published on his Instagram @seasaltskin.
Jacqueline Grace is an arts-based philosopher and a/r/tographic inquirer. She loves to use the arts to increase the breath and depth of our understanding of lived human experience. Visit Jacqui at www.jacquelinegrace.com.au.
Tim Grace is a part-time English teacher, university chaplain and Eastern Orthodox Subdeacon, which is as exotic as it sounds. He tries to co-homeschool his three children and lives in Dandenong. He goes to the market there and pretends his Spanish is better than it really is.
George Halasz is a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University, as well as in private psychiatry practice. His special areas of interests include ADHD, Holocaust trauma and inter-generational trauma transmission and trauma informed care. www.halasz.com.au
Carolyn Masel is a Melbourne poet, who writes mostly in free verse. Her chapbook, A Book of Hours, focusses on the disadvantaged in inner Melbourne (Ginninderra Press, 2017) and her first full-length collection, Moorings, includes poems on public events and issues as well as autobiographical subjects (Ginninderra Press, 2019).
Ciara Moroney is a queer, Irish poet, who has recently completed a Master’s in Art Therapy and is currently working with at-risk youth in Naarm (Melbourne). She writes as she lives; reflectively, passionately and ever grateful to have discovered the solace that creativity brings. Find her on Instagram @nomadic_soul_of_mine.
David Munro a is poet who likes football and mathematics. He once came second in a cake baking competition where he was the sole entrant. Rejection comes in many forms, though sometimes you still get to eat a cake. soulmarmalade.wordpress.com.
Some Notes on the First Issue
The illustration for the inside page of the almanack is a photograph of the endpapers of a vintage book, The Silver Jubilee Book: The Story of 25 Eventful Years In Pictures (Odhams Press Ltd, London circa 1936).
In keeping with the zine format, the Pocketry Almanack has been photocopied multiple times and folded by hand.
The Pocketry Almanack, Issue One, was published in February 2020.