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Whoo hooo!!!

Not Very Quiet’s founding editors, Moya Pacey and Sandra Renew, received an award last night from the Canberra Critics’ Circle:

For their influential work in exposing Canberra women’s poetry to view through their biannual online journal for women’s poetry, Not Very Quiet.

Just published

‘Hack’, ‘Roundabouts’, ‘shortest day passes’, ‘archiving precious notes’, ‘our Parliament hunkers down’ (Eureka Street, 12 August 2019)

‘There’s a shed load of pigs out there’ (Mountain Secrets Anthology, Joan Fenney (ed.), Ginninderra Press, 2019)

Rising‘ (Right Now, 29 October 2019)


Reading by David Hallett of ‘Stations of the Northern Road’.

‘Stations of the Northern Road’ parts 1 and 2 by Sandra Renew are published in Who Sleeps at Night: Poetry of Conflict (Ginninderra Press 2017). This recording is published with permission from poet David Hallett.

New collections

Acting Like a Girl (Recent Work Press, 2019)

Waistcoat and hat. Text: Acting Like a Girl, Sandra Renew.

The Orlando Files. Poems of Dissent and Social Commentary for Performance (Ginninderra Press, 2018)

Monthly event

Not Very Quiet at Smith’s Alternative
Third Monday of the month
Sandra co-convenes a varied program of women’s poetry in a relaxed cafe venue.

Smith’s Alternative
76 Alinga Street, Canberra City
7pm to 9pm