Welcome to the 1st anniversary of StylusLit. In this issue, I interview Canadian poet, Christian Bök, who gives us a view into the experimental and conceptual. Don’t forget to read his visual poem, “We Are Rats Who Build the Labrinyth From Which We Plan to Escape”. As well, I interview Australian poet and poetry editor of Island, Sarah Holland-Batt, who tells us her views on writing, editing and publishing poetry.
Nicky Gluch introduces us to German conductor, Christoph von Dohnànyi, Cassie Hamer writes about her late father-in-law, Australian painter, Robert Dickerson, and Joanna Horton reflects on her time in La Paz, Bolivia. Short fiction from Louise Hopewell where we learn there’s nothing like afternoon tea with an aunt, Glen Kershaw tells us about lies, and Andrew Scobie shares messages found in bottles.
Poets included are David Adès, Davina Allison, Stuart Barnes, Christian Bök, Brett Dionysius, Natalie D-Napoleon, Jayne Fenton-Keane, Rebecca Jessen, Gershon Maller, Emerald Roe, Brenda Saunders, Ynes Sanz, Alison Thompson, Kim Waters and Jena Woodhouse.
Read reviews of David Adès’ Afloat in Light, Shastra Deo’s The Agonist, Jonathan Hadwen’s All That Wasted Heat, Melinda Smith’s goodbye, cruel and Jane Williams’ Parts of the Main.