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The Currawong and the Owl

The Currawong and the Owl
An illustrated children's book
written by The Poet Mj (Includes postage and handling world-wide)

Price(AUD): $15.00

The Spoken Word by The Poet Mj

The Spoken Word
A CD of 16 tracks of poems in MP3 format
Click on CD Cover for details
(zip download - 60MB)

Price(AUD): $10.00

Words By Me by The Poet Mj

Words By Me
A book of poems written by The Poet Mj (Includes postage and handling world-wide)

Price(AUD): $20.00

Compact Sayings Ebook by The Poet Mj image
Compact Sayings
A selection of sayings
written by The Poet Mj
(pdf download)

Price(AUD): $10.00

My Halo Poetry EBook by the Poet Mj image

My Halo Poetry
A selection of poems
written by The Poet Mj
(pdf download)

Price(AUD): $10.00

Publications of The Poet Mj’s Works

The Weekly Degree – Thirty West Publishing House

May 2018

Published my spoken word piece ‘Arlines’

https://www.thirtywestph.com/column/

 

Havik Anthology – Online Journal

May 2018

Published my poem ‘Baboon Lived in a House of Bees’ in Havik Literary Anthology 2018

http://laspositascollege.edu/ENG/anthology.php

 

‘Spicy Tongue’ by Mj

April 2018 Published

Spoken word CD

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

 

The Mozzie – Publishers Journal

January / February 2018

Published my poems ‘Tides of Us’ ‘Figure Out’ and ‘Seven cups of chá (tea)’ in Volume 26 Issue 1

July 2017

Published my poem ‘Schubert Impromptu No 3 Piano Played On’ in Volume 25 Issue 5

 

Backstory (Swinburne University) – Publishers Journal Online

June 2017

Published three of my non-fiction historical poems in Issue 3

‘At the Assassin’s Hands’

‘Sunday 11th July 1875 – Just before 8ish!’

‘Helen Mitchell Photography 1873’

http://www.backstoryjournal.com.au/category/issues/issue-three-issues/

 

‘At the Assassin’s Hands’ by Mj

Version 2 Elegy Poem

http://www.backstoryjournal.com.au/2017/06/17/assassins-hands-melinda-jane/

 

‘Sunday 11th July 1875 – Just before 8ish!’ by Mj

Prose Poem

http://www.backstoryjournal.com.au/2017/06/17/sunday-11th-july-1875-just-8ish-melinda-jane/

 

‘Helen Mitchell Photography 1873’ by Mj

Ekphrastic Poetry

http://www.backstoryjournal.com.au/2017/06/17/helen-mitchell-photography-1873-melinda-jane/

 

Rambutan Literary – Publishers Journal Online

June 2017

Published my poem ‘Liko – protected by Buddha’

http://www.rambutanliterary.com/issue-four-melinda-jane.html

 

Fellowship of Australian Writers

National Literary Awards 2016

Di Cranston Script Section

March 2017

Highly Commended for my play titled ‘The Farmer’s Wife’

http://www.fawvic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/aFAW-National-Literay-Awards-2016.pdf

 

Music Concert

May 2016

Music Concert of my lyrics with music by a composer played at a Festival. Recorded by Local ABC Radio.

 

Open Poetry Competition

KNWG Writing Competition 2015

October 2015

Second Place – ‘Tokens of Beauty’ by The Poet Mj

https://knwgwriters.net/writers-on-parade/competition-2/

https://knwgsite.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/the-poet-mj-e28093-tokens-of-beauty-e28093-2nd-place-open-poetry.pdf

 

‘The Currawong and the Owl’

Written by Melinda Jane, Illustrated by Hamish

August 2015 Published

Picture book for children

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

http://www.riddochartgallery.org.au/other-local-artist-items/

http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/198060606?selectedversion=NBD55475322

http://link.belmont.wa.gov.au/portal/The-currawong-and-the-owl-written-by-Melinda/t8Keu1Wd5XY/

 

‘The Spoken Word’ by Mj

May 2015 Published

Spoken word & audio soundscape CD

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

http://www.riddochartgallery.org.au/other-local-artist-items/

 

‘Words By Me – a selection of poems’ by Mj

May 2014 Published

Poetry Book

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

 

‘My Halo – a collection of poems’ by Mj

September 2013 Published

E-book Poetry

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/6381045

 

‘Compact – a collection of sayings’ by Mj

September 2013 Published

E-book Sayings

(Submitted to National and SA State Libraries)

http://www.thepoetmj.com/

http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/6381045

Weaving

 

Weaving  by  The  Poet  Mj  © 

 

Weaving through time

hands, minds, the techno Web

the body lived

transformed and lead.

 

But woe to words

that Shelly bleed

which blew on sands

and into dust…

 

“I met a traveller from an antique land

Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert… these words appear:

‘My name is Ramessess II, king of kings:

Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!’

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away.”

 

So the weavers of the Reeds ‘Buandik’

to the Egyptian dreams

and times of artisans modern climes

falls away like all things

and stand and bow to the new

weaving of social connections

profiles, reviews

consciousness left in a heavenly web

and AI melds with our minds

weaving its deviances into our

pores, ‘til one flesh

And ask…

which in time

what is left

wonder on…

‘The Next’

becoming?