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Sick Day Afternoons (Popodnevna Bolovanja)
Treci Trg (Belgerade, Serbia)
November 2009

This new bilingual collection in Serbian and English was published by the cultural NGO Treci Trg (Third Square) who also run the Belgrade International Poetry and Book Festival. The book was sponsored by the Swiss Cultural Programme in the Western Balkans and BCIF.

Collection – Sick Day Afternoons

Horizon and Back
Tall Lighthouse Books
October 2005

This is Heather Taylor’s first full collection following the publication of her chapbook “She Never Talks of Strangers” in 2003. Her poetry is darkly comic, moving and unashamedly honest, drawing inspiration from her home, travel and news headlines. This collection marks the development of her poetry to a tighter, more reflective style, yet it still retains an engaging and amusing display of awkward emotions in images, words and phrases honed through her regular spoken-word performances.

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Excerpt from the collection:

There are layers between us
The sheets
The walls
The streets
The city
The phone

Your voice crackles over time zones
Sending kisses through fibre optics
To caress my ear

‘I love you’
I say those words
In my vacant apartment
Neat as you last left it
Red wine grown murky
In the bottom of glasses
Your head printed in my pillow
A razor forgotten by the sink
A photograph empty of you.

My last memory seems to end
With waving though terminal gates
Or plodding down long hallways
Greeted by chirpy blonde attendants
And safety procedures.

Can that be enough
In that world of ours
In those moments between
Weekends and phone bills
Can that be enough
Bodies separating us
Water choppy under airplane wings
in the sky turning blue grey

There are layers between us
The sheets
The walls
The streets
The city
The phone

But I still have you.

Chapbook: She Never Talks of Strangers, thetall-lighthouse, 2003


Going Down Swinging #25
Going Down Swinging
September 25, 2007

Innovative literary journal Going Down Swinging is marking its venerable 25th issue by releasing Australia’s first solely audio literary magazine on September 25th, as a double CD. This unique CD format journal is music to the ears of lyric lovers across the country; and a timely celebration of a literary icon.

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A Storm Between Fingers
Flipped Eye Publishing
July 13, 2007

A collection from the renowned international writing group, Malika’s Poetry Kitchen.

-“Malika’s Kitchen is a literary movement whose impact on British poetry will be felt for a long time to come. These are writers committed to their craft, committed to expanding notions of Britishness through an engagement with the realities of British society and with the many strands that have come to shape it.”

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His Rib: Stories, Poems and Essays by Her
Penmanship Books
June 30, 2007

A collection of poems, stories and essays about the fallible woman, the sensitive girl-child and the fearless warrior, His Rib, offers an inside look at her story. The written works featured in this project includes women from both the literary field and the performance poetry circuit, creating a symbiotic kinship between the two art forms. After combing several continents, the women within these pages were found scribing folk tales in California, sonnets in New York, producing prose in London and breaking stereotypes with each stanza in Colorado, Texas and Canada. The result, a quilt weaved perfectly of compassion, self-respect, discipline, lust and hunger. Enjoy the crack and thunder of His Rib.

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This Poem Is Sponsored By…
Corporate Watch
February 2, 2007

An anthology of radical anti-corporate poetry including a cd
featuring performances of 19 poems ‘never before seen or heard on TV’.

“I love these dark, subversive, thrilling, transgressional poems. Sometimes you need a poem to show you what you were seeing but not noticing. It’s a brilliant collection.” – George Monbiot

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Malika’s Poetry Kitchen’s Handmade Fire
Flipped Eye Publishing
February 15, 2006

A collection from the renowned international writing group, Malika’s Poetry Kitchen.

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Future Welcome: The Moosehead Anthology X
Edited by Todd Swift
DC Books
December 2005

An anthology of prose and fiction from Canadian and international writers.

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Dance the Guns to Silence : 100 poems for Ken Saro-Wiwa
Edited by Nii Parkes and Kadija Sesay
Flipped Eye Publishing
November 23, 2005

As part of the Remember Saro-Wiwa campaign, this anthology marks the 10th anniversary of Ken Saro-Wiwas killing on 10 November 1995 with 100 poems from around the world. The poems, contributed by new as well as celebrated writers, fall under general themes which include freedom of expression; resistance (literary and otherwise); and more.

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Audition Arsenal for Women in Their 20s: 101 Monologues by Type, 2 Minutes and Under
Edited by Janet B Milstein
Smith & Kraus Pub Inc
October 30, 2005

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Teen Angst: A Celebration of Really Bad Poetry
Edited by Sarah Bynoe
St Martin Press
April 30, 2005

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In the Criminal’s Cabinet: An Anthology of Poetry and Fiction
Edited by Val Stevenson and Todd Swift
October 30, 2004

An international collection of fiction and prose produced by nthposition.

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Other book or CD anthologies:

Magazines and newspapers:

Poetry: UK- Nthposition, Chantileer, Gabriel, Rising, Unpublished, the Wolf, x-magazine, The Delinquent, Citizen 32; Canada – BareBonesMagazine; US – NewVerseNews

Prose: UK – Spoiled Ink, Tell-Tales E-zine; US – McSweeneys