“Butterflies float skyward like liberation…
… Cellos are the waists and childbearing hips of country girls.”
(from Tropeland. Surreal estate.)

I’m excited to have three poems published in the May 2011 edition of Mascara Literary Review
Tropeland, Surreal estate, Poetry of the new millennium and Sluggish returns.
This is the second time I’ve been fortunate enough to appear in this excellent Australian/Asian online journal, with three poems also being published in 2008. This time I share publication with poets Anthony Lawrence, Michele Leggott, Andy Kissane, Marlene Marburg, Ashley Capes, Ali Jane Smith, Nicholas YB Wong, Mal McKimmie, Margaret Bradstock, Jennifer Compton, Judith Beveridge, Sue Lockwood, Anis Shivani, Brook Emery, Philip Hammial, Aidan Coleman, Sam Byfield, Tricia Dearborn, Peter Lach-Newinsky, Anna Ryan-Punch, Desh Balasubramaniam, Michael Sharkey, Alan Pejković, Jo Langdon and Sridala Swami.
There is also short fiction by Maria Takolander, Alan Gould, Rumjhum Biswas and Luke Johnson, a feature by Edwidge Danticat and translations and reviews by others.

Again I’m very thankful to have my work published in a high-calibre journal amongst such esteemed company.

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