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New fiction ‘Float’ at Scum Mag!

I have a new short piece of fiction up at Scum Mag! ‘Float’ is about flooding and hauntings, and I’m so proud that Scum thought it was spooky enough to publish.

Have a read on the Scum Mag website

I’m blue-cold when you reach me, skin pickled with floodwater, lips gently parted. Lids closed but eyes flickering. I can see your shifting shadow as if through fogged shower glass.

Read the rest of ‘Float’ on the Scum Mag website

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I’m on a podcast!

I’m excited for you to hear/read the latest episode of the podcast Supernatural Sexuality with Dr Seabrooke because I both wrote and voiced one of the characters!

Listen to Episode 6: Unspeakable

I play Riley, who’s recently moved into a new apartment where previous owners neglected their trailing ivy houseplant … the plant died and became a sentient spectre named Evergreen! Riley has been enjoying the company of the Evergreen and fantasises about the two being more intimate: Evergreen temporarily sinking into their body, long ghost-stems wrapping around their organs, holding each other leaf-in-hand. Riley wants to ask for this intimacy but doesn’t want to ruin the friendship. What’s an enby to do?

Listen to Episode 6: Unspeakable

This episode was created by Lee Davis-Thalbourne and produced by Passer Vulpes Productions. Doctor Olivia Seabrooke is voiced by Mama Boho. Cover art designed by producer Erin Kyan.

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XYZ Spoken Word Prize – I won Best Qld Entry!

So proud to have won Best Qld Entry in the 2019 Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word for my poem ‘Hussshhh’, alongside first place winner and awesome poet Fable Goldsmith. Have a listen/read of the winning entries on the Melbourne Spoken Word website!

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Shout out to 4ZZZ radio for years of audio and voice training because otherwise I don’t think I could’ve pulled off all the weird sound effects and echos!

Upcoming events

This Saturday 26 October I’ll be selling zines and copies of Architype at RuckusFest Zine Fair at The Old Museum, Brisbane from 11am-3pm. Come say hi!

Then on Tuesday 29 October, my story ‘Bodies Needed’ will be released as part of the audio series Urban Internet Myths at Digital Writers’ Festival, voiced and produced by Rudi Bremer. I can’t wait for you to hear the spooky, kooky and weird episodes in this series!

And make sure you check out the whole DWF program!

Cover image courtesy of Digital Writer’s Festival.

Recently published work and award nomination!

I’m honoured to be nominated for a Trans Community Award in Brisbane!

MX 2019 Award:

This award recognizes being seen within the community, being approachable and raising awareness of the visibility of the trans, gender diverse, non-binary, sistergirl and brotherboy communities by their actions.

Voting is now open!

 

In other news, I’ve recently had 3 non-fiction pieces published in Archer Magazine, Sydney Review of Books and the brand new Wellbeing Wild Magazine.

“…storytelling always has me glowing with adrenaline as if, all at once, I’ve done twenty sit-ups, eaten chocolate and kissed my crush.”

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Aside from house decorating and exploring haunted forests, Free Realms also had a significant impact on the way I perceived, and performed, my gender identity.

 

I also wrote a poetry board game called Architype with Ray Cox from [insert quest here], a real play RPG podcast. Grab a copy of the game on itch.io!

A Poetry Game.

Explore houses with your friends.

Build rooms out of prose.

Make architectural poetry

together.

 

Finally, my short story ‘Bodies Needed’ is part of an audio series ‘Urban Internet Myths’ at Digital Writers’ Festival 2019! Check it out here.

EPISODE 1: BODIES NEEDED, BY RAE WHITE
A temporary reception job at a funeral home takes a turn for the permanent.

 

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Overland poetry reviews

This month I had the pleasure of reviewing 6 poetry collections for Overland Journal! These included new work by Franny Choi, essa may ranapiri, Tricia Dearborn, Zenobia Frost, Caitlin Maling and aj carruthers.

**Read the reviews here**

For kicks I wrote my reviews in a slightly experimental way: by threading the 6 books together in a circular form – e.g. the last line of one review informing the review of the next book and so on.

**Read the reviews here**

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Review of Cirquetry at QPF

Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane reviewed Cirquetry at Queensland Poetry Festival! Huge thanks to Nothing Ever Happens in Brisbane for this attentive and insightful review.

I was proud to be part of this performance alongside Maddy Grant, Elyse Fitzpatrick, Georgia Bale, Raelee Lancaster, and Chloe Callistemon, directed by Celia White.

“The showing explores the ideas of the emotional and physical risk-taking in the bodies and minds of poets and circus performers. Instead of keeping to their art form of choice, the performers incorporate the skills of their peers into their pieces. The circus artists wax lyrical while climbing over each other and bouncing off bungy cords. Poets dance, play on aerial silks and balance off each other. The rhythms of spoken word replace music and give voice to the unspoken of circus. Movements give new layers of gravity, meaning to the poetry. It is a truly of a collaboration of art forms.”

“Highlights were the first two pieces, building the world of the show, as the performers repeated words to Georgia Bale performing on lyra. These words formed the core the first spoken word pieced performed by Rae White, while they were being moved and cocooned by the rest of the ensemble, and ending in the group moving in synch.”

Photo by Umberto on Unsplash.