The online journal, Authora Australis, evolved from the Sydney-based Authora Australis Writing Group run by Roger Patulny. The journal presents poetry, short fiction and artwork from Australia and around the world.
The journal’s editors, Roger Patulny, Carlo Caponecchia and Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad recently released Issue 3 of Authora Australis. Each issue is themed, with the current issue addressing the theme of ‘Flight’.
While the poems and short stories deal with self-contemplation, personal relationships and the enjoyment of nature, they do so with reference to a satellite, an ill-fated human attempt at flight, feathered flight and more.
Thanks to the editors for including a poem of mine which is clearly on theme as it is simply titled ‘Birds’. These are the first two stanzas:
like the segments
or the panels of a football
of a stained glass
they all turn
by a change
in the wind
The formatting of the lines above (with the text presented in three columns) should appear correct when viewed on a PC or laptop, however the layout may not be correct when viewed on smaller devices. You can see the entire poem, with the correct formatting, here.
The first two issues of Authora Australis dealt with ‘Empty Spaces’ and ‘Red’. So keep an eye on the Authora Australis website to discover the theme for Issue 4.