4 June 2005


The first isssue of the new Blast Magazine, poetry and other critical writing, is now available. Subscription costs $20 per year for two issues of the magazine, including postage. Single issues of Blast #1 are $10 each including postage. Blast Magazine is published twice a year at the end of March and September.

Blast #1 contains 56 pages of poetry and prose. This issue includes poetry by Paul Hetherington, Timoshenko Aslanides, Leon Trainor, Chris Mansell and others; as well as articles by Patrick Brady on the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh, and by Mike Ladd of the ABC's PoeticA program, on the nature and forms of poetry.

Subscribe to Blast or order single copies by sending your name and postal address, with cheque or postal orders payable to Blast Magazine (copies are sent by return mail and receipts are issued). Address orders to:
Ann Nugent/Editor, Blast
PO Box 134, Campbell ACT
2612, Australia
ABN 85 960 231 906
Contributions of poetry and short critical prose are invited; Send to above postal address. Please enclose SSAE for return of manuscript. Contributions can be sent by email to:
anugent [AT] annsverandah.com
Deadline for contributions to Blast #2 is 15 August, 2005.

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