Rebecca Jessen



New poems in 2018 Australian Poetry Anthology and Impossible Archetype

It’s been a good year for poetry publishing! I have two new poems out this month. My cento ‘after-images’ after Dorothy Porter was recently published in the 2018 Australian Poetry Anthology, with thanks to the editors Jill Jones and Bella Li for picking it up. The anthology is a comprehensive survey of what has been published in Australian poetry this year. You can grab your copy here.

I also made my international debut recently, with my poem ‘The Weekly’ getting published in queer poetry journal Impossible Archetype. Once again, happy to share the poetry pages with the always lovely Stuart Barnes.

Edited by Mark Ward, Impossible Archetype is a fantastic collection of diverse and exciting poetry by queer writers from all over. All issues are free so be sure to check out the back-catalogue and considering sharing with friends and fellow poets to support the journal.

Stay tuned for some more poetry publishing news from yours truly very soon!


In Summary: 2016 Publications

A short summary of my publications in 2016, coming a little late into the piece I know! 2016 was a quiet year for me, writing wise, but I am pleased that I managed to break into three new publications that I respect and admire; Overland, Going Down Swinging, and Hecate. I also had work published in two of my favourite journals; The Lifted Brow, and Tincture Journal, both of which put a great emphasis on publishing voices that aren’t always heard in the mainstream. Below are links to either read or buy the journals. Happy reading!

November: The Small Violences published in Overland.

November: Why Do We Close The Door On Domestic Violence? published in Hecate 41.1 & 2.

September: Sometime Around Midnight published in Going Down Swinging #37.

June: The Art Of Breaking published in The Lifted Brow #31.

March: field officer no. 302 published in Tincture Journal #13.

The great news is, I already have three publications lined up this year. I think this is a good start to what I hope will be a productive writing year!

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