On 7 October 2018 I was in Melbourne celebrating Greek-Australian voices in literature! It’s been a bit of a tough year for me with my writing, juggling the business side of being a writer, while also tutoring, wedding planning for 2019 and working full time. Since 2015 when I won 1st Prize for the GACL Literary Competition I’ve been submitting my poetry every year, but this year, I originally wasn’t going to submit a new creative writing piece so I could take a break and refresh myself for 2019. I was feeling down as a writer and struggling with writer’s … Continue reading Greek-Australian Cultural League’s 2018 Antipodes launch & 45th Anniversary!
Hi Everyone, I’m super excited to announce that my poem “Uncover Pyrrha” was published in the Greek-Australian Cultural League’s 2017 Periodical Antipodes, Issue 63. Pages 189-190. My poem is about the persona yearning to connect with their lost heritage and learn the unique and untold stories of hidden cities. It is a journey of uncertainty and anticipation as the persona moves closer and closer towards a Wonder. The poem explores the concept about the magic of place and the emotional pull it has on different types of generations in Australia. It personifies the earth, the sea, and time and their … Continue reading Poetry Publication in the Greek-Australian Cultural League’s 2017 Antipodes Periodical – “Uncover Pyrrha”
Hi Everyone, I’m super excited to announce that two of my poems “Lesvos” and “Metaxy” were published in the Greek-Australian Cultural League’s 2016 Periodical Antipodes. The first poem is titled “Lesvos” about the persona feeling linguistically alienated when they visit their motherland, and yearning to be reconnected and accepted by anthropomorphising the island, Lesvos. It questions the concept of home for emerging types of generations in Australia. It explores the issues of our identity, of being assimilated into the Australian culture and yet yearning to be part of (and accepted by) our cultural background even though we might be different – a common conflict … Continue reading Two Poetry Publications in the Greek-Australian Cultural League’s 2016 Antipodes Periodical – “Lesvos” & “Metaxy”
Hi Everyone, On Saturday the 14th of November 2015 I attended the launch party of the Contrappasso Magazine’s special issue Long Distance where my poem “Name Day” was published. I was the first writer to read out their poem as I had to leave early to my brother’s girlfriend’s 21st Birthday party. My mum and boyfriend came with me to celebrate this momentous occasion. This is my first poem that has been published outside of Macquarie University. It was rejected twice from two different publications but I still kept my fighting spirit going – as a writer you learn to … Continue reading Dual Poetry Publications – “Name Day” in the Contrappasso Magazine & “Mnemosyne’s Amaranthos” Won 1st Prize for the GACL Literary Competition 2015
Hi Everyone, I’m excited to announce the publication of my poem “Name Day” by the Contrappasso Magazine for their special issue ‘Long Distance’. I’ve been waiting all year to announce the news since my poem was selected. The launch party is on the 14th of November 2015. More information about the event is available from the flyer above, and on their Facebook Page. I’m hoping to do a reading of my poem in front of the audience on the night. Best wishes, Claire Continue reading Poem “Name Day” Published in the Contrappasso Magazine – Launch Party Announcement