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Monday, November 12, 2012

FRIENDS, RABBITS, POETRY-MEN/-WOMEN: Launch + Submissions



Rabbit invites you to the launch of issue 6: the Age Issue, featuring the announcement of the prize winners of Rabbit's Under-21 Poetry Competition, generously supported by the CAL Cultural Fund.

Where:   The Atrium Foyer
               Old Magistrate's Court
               Enter via Building 1, RMIT
               124 La Trobe St
               Melbourne (Australia)

When:    Wednesday 21st November 2012

Time:      4.45pm for a 5pm sharp start!

(This launch is taking place as part of the Bedell NonfictioNow conference, hosted by RMIT University, hence the earlier than usual time).

Issue #6 includes poems by Mark Young, Susan Fealy, Francesca Rendle-Short, Geraldine Burrowes, Brett Adamson and more, an interview with Mal McKimmie (winner of the 2012 Age Book of the Year Award for Poetry), an essay by Alan Wearne, artworks by poet/artist Duncan Bruce Hose, reviews and that's not all! Come and join us for an early evening of readings, prize-giving and general rabbit mischief.

BUT DON'T STOP READING HERE...MORE IMPORTANT INFO BELOW!!!

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for ISSUE #7: The sssssssssSOUND ISSUE

Summer 2013
Submission deadline: January 10, 2013

Stretch your vocal chords during the festive season and don't forget to press record. The seventh issue of RABBIT will include a snazzy CD of spoken word. Experiments welcome; musical accompaniment welcome. However you groove, we'd like to hear you voice your non-fiction poems.

Send between 3 and 5 poems in audio (.mp3, .mp4, .wav) AND document formats (.pdf, .doc, .docx) to: rabbitpoetry@hotmail.com

RABBIT is a journal for non-fiction poetry, so if you are concerned that your take on the 'real world' is slightly abstract, don't worry - include a line or two to tell us why you categorise your poem as 'non-fiction.' We are very much open to poetry experiments!

Please include with your submission: full contact details, 50-word bio, and a short response to the following question: What is your favourite sound?

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NOT SOLD ON THE CONCEPT OF NON-FICTION POETRY?...
RABBIT editor Jessica Wilkinson and poet/critic Ali Alizadeh have recently co-written The Realpoetik Manifesto, published in the Victorian Writer magazine. Have a read and see if this convinces you to join us on our quest to celebrate poetry as a medium capable of extending non-fiction writing into new, playful, rhythmic and performative dimensions!

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Yours sincerely -
Jessica Wilkinson and the Rabbit Team

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