Sunday, June 23, 2019

River dove

Thank you to Paul Farley and Andrew McRae for including "River Dove" on the map. Longlisted for The Rialto Nature Poetry Competition, judged by Michael Longley, I'm stoked to be able to pin it where it belongs:
not least because of the beautiful William Hole map it's pinned to. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Flash in the dark




Chuffed to bits and very grateful to have had my flash "Dinghy" selected for inclusion along with stories from Anita Arlov, Lisa Bell, Leanne Radojkovich, Eileen Merriman, Kirk Lafferty, and others, on this billboard to celebrate Flash in the Dark for National Flash Fiction Day, June 22!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Flash in takahē

I'm very grateful and chuffed to bits to have three flashes published in takahē magazine, thanks to Zoë Meager. You can read them here.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

White fungus



WHITE FUNGUS
地址:
408台灣台中市南屯區南屯路二段420號7樓之5
Address:
7F-5, No. 420, Sec. 2, Nantun Rd., Taichung City, Taiwan 408
 
White Fungus to Release 16th Issue
 
Taiwan-based magazine White Fungus is about to release its 16th issue. The new issue features a 50-page interview with Carolee Schneemann, an epic exploration of the world of animal music, plus Kurt Gottschalk reports on a New York performance of Max Richter’s SLEEP.
 
Taipei curator Jeph Lo describes witnessing the emergence of noise music in Taiwan’s post–martial law era, alongside a photo essay on political demonstrations held during the island’s transition out of military rule. There is an article about 2018 Turner Prize–nominee Luke Willis Thompson, plus an interview with Dor Guez about the Christian Palestinian Archive. The issue features new performance art from Taiwan, plus a profile of obscure Wellington street artist Ruffo who appears in Chris Kraus’s classic fantastical memoir I Love Dick.

White Fungus was started in 2004 by brothers Ron Hanson and Mark Hanson in Wellington, New Zealand. The first issue was an impromptu protest against the building of a motorway that would cut through the city’s arts district, destroying heritage buildings and forcing artists from their studios.
 
Copies of the first issue were produced on a photocopier, wrapped in Christmas paper and hurled anonymously through the entrances of businesses throughout the city. The name of the publication comes from a can of “white fungus”, a commercially produced pulped beverage the Hansons discovered in their local supermarket in Taiwan. In 2009 the Hansons relocated back to Taiwan where they have since been active publishing and directing live art events.
 
The 16th issue of White Fungus will be hitting shelves world-wide in mid-January via Boutique Magazines. If you would like any further information about White Fungus, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
 
Ron Hanson
Editor-in-Chief
editor@whitefungus.com