I have a good reason to be glad, as I have finally received my copy of the second issue of Azuria, the multicultural writing journal published by Geelong Writers Inc., and edited by Dr Ted Reilly. The second number contains essays by Bronwyne Thomason, Sandra Jobling, Don Morreale and Laura Galea, poetry by Janina Osweska, Ted Witham, Shu Cai (translated by Ouyang Yu), Rumi Kumonz, Mirjana Margetic, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Richard Kakol, Ouyang Yu, Kerry Shawn Keys, Lidlia Simkute, Rory Hudson, Ian C. Smith and Ken Sheerin, and short stories by Krzysztof Czyzewski, Jane Downing, Jura Reilly and Raghid Nahhas.
My contribution to this second issue of Azuria comprises three poems in Catalan: ‘El teu arbre’, ‘QF846’, ‘Sense títol’, with English translations.
Azuria is a unique showcase of multinational, multicultural literary work, and I have no doubt it will soon become an important reference point for transnational and transcultural literatures.
Should you be interested, you can order your copy of Azuria #2 by emailing The Treasurer (jurareillyotmail.com) or via ordinary mail from:
Geelong Writers Inc., PO Box 1306 Geelong Victoria 3220 Australia.
Cost is $25 per copy, postage included. (Enquire about international post costs, as they may differ).