A few weeks ago, I submitted three poems to the first edition of the Gunnedah Youth Zine.
I’m so excited to see my work in print, and what’s more, I wrote two of the poems after-hours at the Mackellar Centre, which is both my place of work and a shrine to Australia’s poetess, Dorothea Mackellar.
I feel a sense of accomplishment and pride as I look at my office wall now. I know I’ve contributed to the art of poetry, as I’m quite literally surrounded by it in my line of work as a Project Officer.
And the great thing about poetry: it takes a significantly less amount of time to write in comparison to a full-length novel!
A big thanks to Sewa Emojong from Gunnedah Shire Council, our talented illustrator Danny Stanley and the Rotary Club for making this all possible.
The magazine itself is free, so keep an eye out for it as it floats around Gunnedah!