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Rabbit Journal


Jessica Wilkinson + Holly Isemonger + Anna Jacobson + B.R. Dionysius + Stuart Cooke

Festival Hub, Maiwar Green

Free

Poetry / Sport

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Jessica Wilkinson

Jessica Wilkinson

Jessica Wilkinson is the Editor-in-Chief of Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry and the author of the poetic biographies Marionette and Suite for Percy Grainger. She teaches Creative Writing at RMIT University.

Holly Isemonger

Holly Isemonger

Holly Isemonger has been published in Cordite, Shabby Doll House and Voiceworks. She is the author of the chapbook Hip Shifts (If A Leaf Falls Press) and Deluxe Paperweight (Stale Objects dePress) .

She tweets @hisemonger.

Anna Jacobson

Anna Jacobson

Anna Jacobson is a writer and artist from Brisbane. Amnesia Findings (UQP, 2019) is her first full-length poetry collection, which won the 2018 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. In 2020 Anna won the Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Writing (Open Creative Nonfiction), was awarded a Queensland Writers Fellowship, and was shortlisted in the Spark Prize. In 2018 she won the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. Her writing has been published in literary journals and anthologies including Chicago Quarterly Review, Griffith Review, Australian Poetry Journal, Cordite, Meanjin, Rabbit: a journal for nonfiction poetry, and more. Anna’s poetry chapbook The Last Postman (Vagabond Press, 2018) is part of the deciBels 3 series. She is a PhD candidate at QUT specialising in memoir. She holds a Master of Philosophy in poetry (QUT 2018), a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies (UQ 2019), a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative and Professional Writing) (QUT 2015), and a Bachelor of Photography with Honours (Griffith University 2009). She was a finalist in the 65th Blake Art Prize, 2019 Marie Ellis Prize for Drawing and 2009 Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture. She won the 2009 Queensland Poetry Festival Filmmakers Challenge. Her website is www.annajacobson.com.au

B.R. Dionysius

B.R. Dionysius

B.R. Dionysius was founding Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. His poetry has been widely published in literary journals, anthologies, newspapers and online. He is the author of one artist’s book, The Barflies’ Chorus (1995, Lyrebird Press), four poetry collections, Fatherlands (2000, Five Islands Press), Bacchanalia (2002, Interactive Press), Bowra (2013, Whitmore Press), Weranga (2013, Walleah Press), a verse novel, Universal Andalusia (2006, SOI 3) and two chapbooks, The Negativity Bin (2010, PressPress) and The Curious Noise of History (2011, Picaro Press). He won the 2009 Max Harris Poetry Award, was joint winner of the 2011 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize and was short-listed in the 2017 Montreal International Poetry Prize.

He lives in Brisbane, teaches English and in his spare time watches birds. brdionysius.com     

Stuart Cooke

Stuart Cooke

Stuart Cooke is a poet, translator and critic. His latest poetry collection is Opera (Five Islands Press, 2016) and his translation of Gianni Siccardi's The Blackbird was recently published by Vagabond Press. He lectures in creative writing and literary studies at Griffith University.

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Liam Ferney

Liam Ferney

Liam Ferney's most recent collection is Hot Take (Hunter Publishing). It follows on from Content (Hunter Publishing) which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards and the Judith Wright Calanthe Award and Boom (Grande Parade Poets) which was shortlisted for Judith Wright Calanthe Aware and the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry.

He is a media manager, poet and aspiring left-back living in Brisbane.


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