Stradbroke Island Queensland Australia
photo credit Carmen Leigh Keates


Welcome to the fourteenth edition of foam:e. Another bumper issue, packed with poems, reviews, an interview and a postcard.

There are poems, that the editors responded to very strongly, David Greenslade's poems so detailed, immediately likeable and weirdly domestic; Jill Jones’s poems with their ease and intellectual range. But a number of early career poets work really stood out and demanded inclusion so please check out Amanda Anastasi and Sumudu Samarawickrama’s poems.

The interview this time around is with incoming joint editor, Carmen Leigh Keates, and will serve as an introduction to her. You'll also be able to look up a back issue of foame to see a poem of Carmen's here. She has also kindly given us a postcard from a residency in Sweden.
As always, there are many poetry collections sent in by Australian publishers that we don’t get time to review, all are well worth a look, including....

Fragments, Antigone Kefala, Giramondo
Melbourne Journal Notebooks: 1998-2003, Alan Loney, UWA Publishing
Our Lady of the Fence Post, J.H. Crone, UWA Publishing
Star Struck, David McCooey, UWA Publishing
Border Security, Bruce Dawe, UWA Publishing
False Nostalgia, Aiden Rolfe, Giramondo
Bull Days, Tina Giannoukos, Arcadia (scholarly)
Comfort Food, Ellen van Neerven, UQP
who said what, exactly, Hartmann Wallis with drawings by Phil Day, Finlay Lloyd

Thank you to the publishers and authors who sent them, you will find reviews of the books we did manage to get to in the Reviews section.

As always lots for you, the reader, to explore and enjoy.


Angela Gardner and Carmen Leigh Keates
Dydd Dewi Sant - March 2017