Monday, December 17, 2012

NZ Literature & Art gets coverage in Portland

A recent recent publication of an Aotearoa/New Zealand-themed issue of our online literary and art magazine, Penduline can be viewed here:

Editor Bonnie Ditlevsen writes : 

Sarah Horner-Olson, my co-editor, is a native of Invercargill, although she has lived here in Portland (where we are based) for years.  We were both strongly motivated to create this themed issue, a first of its kind in our region. Our issues include works by visual artists as well as writers of fiction (short stories, prose poetry, flash fiction, and poetry).  After six months of planning, curating, and communicating, we launched the issue last week.

We have posted the following on our site's Facebook page:

Read the new Aotearoa/New Zealand-themed issue of the indie online literary magazine from Portland! Tales of lust, loss, revenge, glacial adventure, gravity and trees, whitebait, the beach, tattie factories, regret, dead sheep, V8 supercars, autism, missing organs, glaciers, persimmon farms, pukeko birds, mobs of cattle, Year 6 antics, Mrs. Noah (of Ark fame), the Christchurch cold, anemones, plum-sized cherries, more lust, Guy Fawkes bonfires, happiness, and much, much more. 
With stunning photography by Brett Fleming, artwork by Featured Artist Barry Ross Smith, Marilyn Andrews, and Matt Gauldie, and previously unpublished poetry, prose poetry, flash fiction and short stories by Gail Ingram, Kate Larkindale, Lucy Butler, Sandi Sartorelli, Carolyn Stack, Jeni Curtis, Siobhan Harvey, Bruce Curtis, Kerrin P. Sharpe, Nod Ghosh, Airini Beautrais, Amanda McRaven, Melanie Dixon, Terence Rissetto, Celia Coyne, Elisabeth Smith Wood, Daphne Cohen, Diane Andrews, Tom McLean, Jon Wesick, Claire Orchard, Zoë Meager, Julie Maclean, E.A. Fow, Michalia Arathimos, Holly Painter, Vaughan Rapatahana, Kirsten Le Harivel, and two new stories by Featured Author Sarah Bainbridge.

We have three interviews in Issue 7---Sarah Bainbridge, Holly Painter, and artist Barry Ross Smith:

Siobhan has four poems in Issue 7, all amazing!  They are:
"Considering an Oriole and a Bird Extinct"
"Considering a Cloud, a Bird, and a Poem"
"The Gifted Child's Creation Story"
"The Autistic Child Considered as a Nimbostratus".

All of the Aotearoa/New Zealand issue contributors' bios can be viewed here: 

We expect to continue to promote New Zealand artists and writers in our upcoming issues…the response here has been tremendous.

Respectfully yours,

Bonnie Ditlevsen, Editor
Penduline Press
Portland, Oregon

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