Issue #2 of Regime, an exciting publication that emerged from West Australia last year, arrived in my letter box this week, and it is shimmering with some mighty fine work; work that I am thrilled to be sharing the pages with.
First up, I was excited to discover that there is a handful of Brisbane poets to keep me company – Jonathan Hadwen and Carly Jay Metcalfe; there are poets whose work I have admired for many years – Andrew Burke, Shane McCauley, Kate Middleton, Roland Leach; and poets who I have had the pleasure of getting to know over the last decade or so – Ashley Capes and Andy Jackson – and whose work I absolutely love.
And importantly, after reading there are new discoveries – Karla Linn Merrifield & Jonathan Greenhause – names, whose work I will be keeping an eager eye out for.
With the work of 40 poets work featured alongside 15 works of short fiction and drama, in a package that is beautifully designed and feels good in the hand, Regime is well worth supporting.
We poets want homes for our work and I hope that Regime is a place that provides such a home for many years to come.