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Annie Blake is an Australian writer and divergent thinker. She is a wife and mother of five children. She started school as an EAL student and was raised and, continues to live in a multicultural and industrial location in the West of Melbourne. Her research aims to exfoliate branches of psychoanalysis and metaphysics. She is currently focusing on in medias res and arthouse writing. She enjoys exploring symbology and the surreal and phantasmagorical nature of unconscious material. Her work is best understood when interpreted like dreams. She holds a Bachelor of Teaching (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Australian Catholic University).

She is a member of the C G Jung Society of Melbourne and Existentialist Society in Melbourne. You can visit her on annieblakethegatherer.blogspot.com.au and https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009445206990.

 

 

Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Metapsychosis, Witch Craft Magazine, Three Drops From a Cauldron, Visitant, Lonesome October Lit, Menacing Hedge, The Cerurove, The Wax Paper, Neologism Poetry Journal, Blakelight, Minetta Review, Hungry Chimera Magazine, The Writing Disorder, The Lark, Misfitmagazine.net/, The Furious Gazelle, Gone Lawn, Futures Trading, Cat on a Leash Review, 45th Parallel, Communion Arts Journal, Borrowed Solace, Gambling the Aisle, The RavensPerch, West Texas Literary Review, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Riggwelter Press, Lady Blue Literary Arts Journal, The Hunger, The Slag Review, Sky Island Journal, Trampset, Anomaly Literary Journal, Haikuniverse, North of Oxford, Blue Heron Review, Mascara Literary Review, Red Savina Review, Antipodes, Uneven Floor, The Voices Project, Into the Void, Southerly, Hello Horror, Verity La, GFT Press, About Place Journal, Gravel, Australian Poetry Journal, Cordite Poetry Review and elsewhere.

 

Her Poem 'The Toys We Play With' has been nominated for the 2019 Puschart Prize by Misfitmagazine.net.

Her Fiction ‘How I Swallowed a Snake’ has been nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize by The Slag Review.

Her poem ‘These Grey Streets’ was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize by Vine Leaves Literary Journal.

THE MEANING OF WRITING

Words are living breathing things - things that can be not only interpreted, but tasted and felt.  They are not flat and ordinary, but rather things with a texture so pronounced that they can be felt by running your fingertips upon them. Good writing should be held in your hand and turned over and around and analysed like a curious object.

"Creation occurs not in perfection, but in the gap between perfection and imperfection. Perfection is the enemy of creation. If reached, it would stop creation, because creation would be irrelevant. Creation actually depends on an inability to reach perfection. Maybe God does not want a perfect world, or a definite plan or purpose, because he knows that would put an end to his creating." 
"Guilt With a Twist" by Lawrence H. Staples PH.D.



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