To celebrate Mark Anthony Cayanan’s new poetry collection Unanimal, Counterfeit, Scurrilous, the author will be joined in a free online conversation about their book on Wednesday 9 June with poet Eunice Andrada.
‘This is a curious poet who opens himself to the world around him. His songs migrate from one word to another, from one language to another. The landscape of his travels becomes a map of his poetry, which, in turn, amounts to a sensitive anthropology of our migratory world.’
Giramondo Publishing will recommence the publication of its renowned literary magazine HEAT in 2022, in a new series, and a new format. We are looking to appoint a skilled and innovative editor to oversee the planning, commissioning and publishing processes of the new HEAT.
The shortlisting of our designer Jenny Griggs, for Beverley Farmer’s A Body of Water, and illustrator Ben Juers for Rawah Arja’s The F Team I take as recognition of the important role design plays in the production of Giramondo’s books.
‘My hope is that this book serves as an elegy not only for one specific person but for those, including animals, who have been excluded from the social contract, from the we of belonging. Mourning is always political: the question of who can be grieved, who counts as having lived, is a contested one.’
‘I dealt with this paralysis through subterfuge: one of my fundamental acts of creation was appropriative. Like a modernist or magpie, I stole conflicts and words, embedding passages into poems or actually creating drafts out of swathes I cobbled together from various sources.’
We’re glad to share the video of Pip Adam and Laura Jean McKay, author of the award-winning novel The Animals in That Country, in conversation about Nothing to See. Framing the novel as a meditation on care, they speak to themes of dividing and reforming, loss and loneliness, and embodied experiences of writing and reading.
Congratulations to Rawah Arja (Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature and the Multicultural NSW Award), Tom Carment (Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-Fiction), Tiffany Tsao (Translation Prize) and Alice Whitmore (Translation Prize).
We are pleased to share readings by Kristen Lang of poems from Earth Dwellers, her new collection which was published by Giramondo this month.
With its immersion in powerful wilderness landscapes, Earth Dwellers challenges our human-centredness by embracing perspectives which set the intimate delicacy of life forms against time scales that go back millions of years.