I can’t look, it’s too beautiful

Peril Poetry Map


The progress has been difficult at times with the old Romeo Sierra Indigo, but here we are – the current edition of Peril magazine, featuring a growing series of interviews with Asian Australian writers curated by myself and Lian Low, Peril Prose Editor.

While my involvement with Peril is relatively new (this is only my second edition with this wonderful publication), I can honestly say it has been a complete honour to design and release this edition. As a team, Lian (Prose), Owen Leong (Visual Arts) and I are indebted to the Peril board, past-editors, family, supports and community – and the Australia Council of course for funding!

We are progressively launching the edition over the coming four days. Because you might need to take some time to sit with the words and the thoughts, and why not let the fun last a little longer?

Check out today’s suite of works that are uploaded to the Peril map:

All the poets and writers featured in the mapping process have been extremely generous with their work and time, and forthright and thoughtful in their responses to interviews. I have been astonished by this generosity, challenged by the intellectual rigour, and blessed to have the chance to get to know the work of new poets and explore further the work of those I already admired.

Don’t look away, there’s even more to come.

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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