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Annie Blake is an Australian writer who has work published or forthcoming in Sky Island Journal, The Slag Review, Trampset, Blue Heron Review, North of Oxford, 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 more. Her poem ‘These Grey Streets’ was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize by Vine Leaves Literary Journal. She is excited about the process of self-actualization, research in psychoanalysis, philosophy and cosmogony. She holds a Bachelor of Teaching, a Graduate Diploma in Education and is a member of the C G Jung Society of Melbourne and Existentialist Society in Melbourne.

 

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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