Print and play versions of Architype, the dwelling-inspired poetry game I made with Ray Cox, is now available to purchase in 3 cool places! #ArchitypeGame
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.
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.”
they as they
visible and voice
listen and listen
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.
A Poetry Game.
Explore houses with your friends.
Build rooms out of prose.
Make architectural poetry
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.
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.
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.
The incredible Queensland Poetry Festival program ‘Deep Listening’ has been launched! I’ll be part of two awesome events this year:
☀️ Reading Queensland with Liam Ferney, Shastra Deo and Angela Gardner. We’ll be reading from, listening to and enquiring about each other’s work in a friendly and insightful in-conversation.
🎭 Cirquetry – a collaborative work between award-winning local poets and Vulcana circus artists, directed by Celia White and conceived by Chloe Callistemon.
Last month I had two new visual poems published! I’ve been exploring what poetry means to me and how I can best express that, including playing with other art forms and pushing my own boundaries.
I was so proud to have my blackout poem ‘flourish, viola’ published at Honey & Lime Lit.
And my visual poem ‘clear skies’, which incorporates seashells, polaroid photos and printed labels, appeared in Baby Teeth Journal.
So happy to announce that I’m an artist at Emerging Writers’ Festival this year!
I’ll be doing two awesome events with some of my fave fellow writers and creatives. I feel so so lucky!
This week Milk Teeth was commended in the 2018 Anne Elder Award! Winner of the award was the fabulous Eunice Andrada for her book Flood Damages. Many big congrats to this wonderful writer! My book was commended for the award alongside fellow poets: Maryam Azam – The Hijab Files; Marjon Mossammaparast – That Sight; and Lindsay Tuggle – Calenture. Thanks to his year’s judges: Gig Ryan, Des Cowley and Bonny Cassidy. For more info about the award, visit the Australian Poetry website.
This week I got my very first YouTube review of Milk Teeth from Six Minutes For Me as part of #AussieApril! In this video Jaclyn also reviewed Boy Swallows Universe by Trent Dalton. You can check out the video here.
Have a read of my new poem about a cursed suburban rental in the latest Vulture Bones, a speculative fiction magazine for trans and enby voices.