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 Annie Blake is an Australian writer, divergent thinker and researcher. 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 main interests include psychoanalysis and metaphysics. She is currently focusing on in medias res and arthouse writing. She enjoys exploring symbology and the surreal and psychedelic nature of unconscious material. She is a member of the C G Jung Society of Melbourne and Existentialist Society in Melbourne. You can visit her on https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009445206990

Her work has been published or is forthcoming in 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 ‘These Grey Streets’ was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize by Vine Leaves Literary Journal. Her Fiction ‘How I Swallowed a Snake’ has just been nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize by The Slag Review.

 

 

PUBLISHED WORKS

Four Poems 'The Man Who Hatched From the Moon', 'Salva Animam Meam', 'The Assumption' and 'When I Fly Without Balloons' forthcoming in Visitant (2018) - Brooklyn, New York

Experimental Prose 'The Concubine' forthcoming in Menacing Hedge (Summer 2018 Edition (June) - Seattle, Washington

Experimental Prose 'Rue of Maiorum' forthcoming in Lonesome October Lit - (13th of July, 2018) - Sheffield, England

Three Poems 'Desire', 'Sex Complex' and 'Vanishing Point' forthcoming in Neologism Poetry Journal (November, 2018) - Greenfield, Massachusetts

Two Experimental Proses 'Woman of the Apocalypse' and 'The Crying Room' forthcoming in The Cerurove (Issue Three) - International

Five Poems 'Deus Meus, Deus Meus, Ut Quid Dereliquisti Me', 'The Rooting of Birds', 'The Prohibition of Aphrodite', 'Child of the Well' and 'The House' published in Neologism Poetry Journal (April, 2018) - Greenfield, Massachusetts
Deus Meus, Deus Meus, Ut Quid Dereliquisti Me, The Prohibition of Aphrodite, The Rooting of Birds, Eating Roses, The House, Child of the Well

Poem 'Eating Roses' forthcoming in Neologism Poetry Journal (April) - Greenfield, Massachusetts
Deus Meus, Deus Meus, Ut Quid Dereliquisti Me, The Prohibition of Aphrodite, The Rooting of Birds, Eating Roses, The House, Child of the Well

Poem 'Ship of Theseus' forthcoming in Blakelight (Issue 3) - Tripoli, Lebanon

Experimental Fiction 'The Haunting of Reinheit' forthcoming in Minetta Review - a literary and arts publication at New York University - May, 2018 - New York, United States
The Haunting of Reinheit

Fiction Piece 'The Man and His Till' forthcoming in The Slag Review - Spring 2018 - United States
The Man and His Till

Poem 'Blackout' forthcoming in the Minetta Review- a literary and arts publication at New York University- Spring, 2018 - New York, United States 
Blackout

Fiction Piece & Poem 'Teaspoons in Coffee Cups' & 'Sparrow to Crows' forthcoming in Hungry Chimera Magazine - June, 2018 (Issue 5) - Lake Stevens, Washington
Sparrow to Crows & Teaspoons in Coffee Cups

Fiction Piece 'The Crown of Jewels' accepted for publication by Trampset - May, 2018 - Nevada, U.S.A.
The Crown of Jewels

Fiction Piece 'The Exorcism of Ecphora' accepted for publication by The Writing Disorder - Summer, 2018 - Los Angeles, California
The Exorcism of Ecphora

Two Poems 'Answer to Job' & 'When there is Mourning, Please Don't Knock on My Door' published in The Lark - Volume 11, Issue 1- Westbrook, Maine, USA
Answer to Job & When there is Mourning, Please Don't Knock on My Door

Three Poems 'The Bad American', 'The Breakdown' and 'Toys We Play With' forthcoming in Misfitmagazine.net/ (Issue #24 - Summer) - United States 


Six Poems 'She is a Meat-Eating Carousel', 'The Surgeon', 'A Conversation with Survival', 'Between Fields of Guilt and Preservation', 'Ladle of Fantasy' and 'The East Cote' forthcoming in The Furious Gazelle - Brooklyn, New York
She is a Meat-Eating Carousel, The Surgeon, A Conversation With Survival

Poem 'Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomena' forthcoming in Riggwelter Press - Issue 13 (September 1, 2018) - Manchester, England 


Story 'Tale of Two Hills' forthcoming in Gone Lawn 28 (April 17, 2018) - Watertown, Massachusettes
Tale of Two Hills

Three poems 'We Are Children Because Our Father is Dead', 'My Mother Loves Me from Space' & 'La Ville Lumiere' forthcoming in Futures Trading - Lawrence, Kansas
My Mother Loves Me from Space, La Ville Lumiere, We are Children Because Our Father is Dead

Prose piece 'The Execution' forthcoming in Cat on a Leash Review (25th February, 2018) - Chicago, Illinois
The Execution

A poem 'Not Recommended for Literal Audiences' forthcoming in the next issue of The Wax Paper - Brooklyn, New York
Not Recommended for Literal Audiences

A poem 'I Am Eye Skins Still' forthcoming in Communion Arts Journal (June, 2018) - Tasmania, Australia

A poem 'I Was a Hole in the Snow' forthcoming in 45th Parallel (affiliated with Oregon State University's School of Writing, Literature, and Film) - Corvallis, Oregon

Prose Piece 'The Beautiful Suicides' forthcoming in Borrowed Solace - Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Beautiful Suicides & Writer Interview

A poem 'Inuksuk' forthcoming in Gambling the Aisle - Denver, Colorado
Inuksuk

Two poems 'I Have Watched my Kin Knitting their Skin Over Bones' & 'Fathers Who Become Soldiers' published in The RavensPerch (December, 2017) - Shrewsbury, New Jersey
I Have Watched my Kin Knitting their Skin Over Bones

Fathers Who Become Soldiers

A poem 'Elucidating the Definition of Pain' forthcoming in the next edition of Lady Blue Literary Arts Journal - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Elucidating the Definition of Pain

Two poems 'Virginity' & 'Feelings in Words   Hang' forthcoming in Riggwelter (March 1st, 2018) - Manchester, England
Virginity & Feelings in Words Hang

Prose Piece 'The Lament of Dead Women' forthcoming in Typehouse Literary Magazine (January, 2018) - Portland, Oregon
The Lament of Dead Women

A poem 'Airplanes' forthcoming in West Texas Literary Review (next issue) - Lubbock, Texas
Airplanes

A Flash Fiction 'Finding Outer Space' forthcoming in Sky Island Journal (Issue #3-Winter, 2018) - New Mexico/Arizona
Finding Outer Space

Haiku published in Haikuniverse (July, 2017)
Haiku

A fiction piece 'Anima' forthcoming in the next issue of The Hunger - Kentucky, United States
Anima

A fiction piece 'How I Swallowed a Snake' published in The Slag Review (Issue 6, 2017) - United States (Nominated for the 2018 Pushcart Prize)
How I Swallowed a Snake

Three poems 'If Only I was a Bird, I Wouldn't Have to Look Through Windows', 'Watching Myself Die' & 'The Bird Ceremony' forthcoming in Sky Island Journal (21st of October - Issue #2, Fall 2017)
If Only I was a Bird, I Wouldn't Have to Look Through Windows, Watching Myself Die, The Bird Ceremony

A poem 'Winter Trees' forthcoming in Sky Island Journal (21st of October - Issue #2, Fall 2017)
Winter Trees

Two poems 'Without Metabolic Interchange' & 'Train Ride Home' published in Trampset - Nevada, United States
Without Metabolic Interchange
Train Ride Home

Two poems 'Making God Human' & 'Dysfunction of the Heart' forthcoming in GFT Press (the fall issue of the print journal GFT Presents One in Four, Vol. 2, Issue 2) - United States
Making God Human & Dysfunction of the Heart

Two poems 'Thanatophobia' & 'Beyond the Pleasure Principle' forthcoming in Anomaly Literary Journal (Autumn/Winter edition - Issue 5, 2017) - London, United Kingdom
Thanatophobia & Beyond the Pleasure Principle

Two poems 'The Body is an Epiphenomenon' & 'Thinking of You' forthcoming in North of Oxford (15th of August, 2017) - Pennsylvania, United States
The Body is an Epiphenomenon & Thinking of You

A poem 'Tebah' published in Blue Heron Review (July, 2017) - United States
Tebah

A poem 'The Sun is as Yellow as her Wash Soap' published in Mascara Literary Review (April, 2017) - Australia.
The Sun was as Yellow as her Wash Soap


A poem 'The Spinning Top' published in Red Savina Review (Spring Issue, 2017) - United States.
The Spinning Top

A poem 'Shooting Up With You' forthcoming in the print issue of Antipodes - American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (Vol. 31, No. 1, 2017) - United States & Australia.

A fiction piece 'I Could Hear Him Coming' published in Gravel - University of Arkansas at Monticello (March, 2017) - United States.
I Could Hear Him Coming


A flash fiction piece 'The Death of the Father' forthcoming in the print journal GFT Presents: Volume 2, Issue 1 (Spring, 2017) - United States.
The Death of the Father

Two poems 'My Father's Mother's House' and 'I Was Lucky to Get a Few' forthcoming in GFT Presents: Volume 2, Issue 1 (Spring, 2017) - United States.
My Father's Mother's House & I Was Lucky to Get a Few

A poem 'Hibernation' published in Uneven Floor (25th January, 2017) - Western Australia.
Hibernation


A poem 'The Lack of Androgyny' published in The Voices Project (29th March, 2017) - United States
The Lack of Androgyny


A video reading of 'Annihilation' published by Into the Void Magazine (February, 2017) - Ireland
Video Reading of 'Annihilation'

A poem 'Annihilation' published in Into the Void Magazine - Issue #3 (25th January, 2017) - Ireland
Annihilation

A poem 'Stillborn' published in Hello Horror (January, 2017) - United States
Stillborn


Three poems, 'Metanoia', 'Alice in Hell' & 'Jonah in the Whale' are forthcoming in Vine Leaves Literary Journal - issue #19 (November, 2017) - Australia
Metanoia, Alice in Hell, Jonah in the Whale

A poem 'Chinese Lanterns' published in Southerly (2017) - Sydney, Australia
Chinese Lanterns

Two poems 'It's Almost Over' & 'Another Winter' published in GFT Press (Ground Fresh Thursday series, October 2016) - Florida, United States
It's Almost Over & Another Winter


A poem 'O Animus' published in Verity La (August, 2016) - Australia
O Animus

A poem 'The Father's Knife' published in About Place Journal - Re-imagine Everything Differently (May, 2016) - Wisconsin, United States
The Father's Knife

A poem 'The Gun' published in About Place Journal - Re-imagine Everything Differently (May, 2016) - Wisconsin, United States
The Gun

A poem 'The Cries of His Rush' published in Australian Poetry Journal (Volume 6, Issue 1, 2016) - Australia
The Cries of His Rush

A poem 'You Kept Up the Swell and Arched it Over' published in Cordite Poetry Review (May, 2016) - Australia
You Kept Up the Swell and Arched it Over

A vignette 'These Grey Streets' published in Vine Leaves Literary Journal (Issue #15, July 2015) & The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2015. 'These Grey Streets' was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize - Australia
These Grey Streets

A poem 'The War' published in About Place Journal - The Primal Paradox (May 2015) - Wisconsin, United States
The War

A poem 'The Tenacity of Sin' published in Beorh
Quarterly (May, 2014) - United States
The Tenacity of Sin

A poem 'Out of the Cradle' published in Haunted Horror Quarterly (May, 2014) - United States

Two prose poems 'Out of the Cradle' & 'The Stunted Sun' published in We are Dust and Shadow anthology edited by James Ward Kirk (June 2014) - United States
Out of the Cradle & The Stunted Sun