Always a privilege to be part of the Code-Mixing Poetry team as co-editor with Mihaela Cristescu. Collage of some of the readers from the latest Romanian/Australian Anthology, Between Dusk and Dawn, produced by Cristescu and launched in Sydney by Dr. Luke Carman at the State Library of New South Wales, 23rd March 2019.
First Collage: L-R from top row Sue Crawford, Paul O’Loughlin, Smaranda Kafka, Abdullah Noman, Belinda Curby and fayroze. Photos courtesy of Code-Mixing Poetry.
Second collage: Carol Amos (Pres NWG Inc) Luke Carman, Sue Crawford, all presenters,Alex Plescan, Victor Valdes and Fernando Andres, Mihaela Cristescu
Lachlans, Old Government House, was a charming setting for Rhetoric Images 2nd March. I haven’t time for a detailed report but Code-Mixing Poetry (FB Page) has photos and bios. I love the way Mihaela Cristescu welcomes music and art into her literary events. It was an honor to present beside writers Carol Amos, Jason Gray, Šime Knežević, and soprano Felicity Amos. The collage is blurry – all from old books I read as a child and have survived umpteen house moves. I was an early reader and also dived into Dickens and Shaw, but the books about nature were the treasured ones. Of course then I grew up and read other stuff… Collage: UK waders, my favorite bird as a kid, the Eastern Rosella (Aus.) and my favorite writer back then, Konrad Lorenz (who is being groomed by a Jackdaw). Cristescu gave us all the unusual chance to reflect openly on what influenced our writing and thinking.