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1 Just Like Memory : Fragments i "Between Hout Bay and Clifton the plane starts a crazy dance, and then it's", Jen Webb , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Anthology of Australian Prose Poetry 2020; (p. 178)
1 y separately published work icon Flight Mode Jen Webb , Shé Mackenzie Hawke , Canberra : Recent Work Press , 2020 20911238 2020 selected work poetry

'These poems emerged slowly, and through aleatory conversations between Shé and Jen, in which they identified points of connection in and beyond poetry. Both poets are interested in experiment, and in women poets’ voices; both have lived in Western Australia and been captivated by the light, the space, and the vastness of that state; and both poets have spent a fair bit of time in mourning and in responding to the loss of loved ones. They are also interested in movement in creative and scholarly terms. For Shé, the elemental world is a motivating force; for Jen, it’s travel—hence the title of this joint publication.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 y separately published work icon The Incompleteness Book Julia Prendergast (editor), Shane Strange (editor), Jen Webb (editor), Canberra : Recent Work Press , 2020 20907647 2020 anthology poetry short story

'The Incompleteness Book is the result of a call for contributions to the theme: the incompleteness of human experience. The call was distributed in April 2020, amidst the global pandemic of COVID-19. The collection takes an interest in the relationship between the haunting incompleteness of human experience and short form writing. This, together with the unforeseen challenges of COVID-19, as well as the lure of coming together as writers, is the impetus for the book. The submissions are aimed at capturing our individual and collective experience as a composite picture. The contributions were collected in just nine days.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 Bildungsroman Jen Webb , 2020 single work prose
— Appears in: Verity La , November 2020;
1 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards : The Yield and The Lost Arabs Throw Fragile Lines across Cultural and Linguistic Divides Jen Webb , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 10 December 2020;
1 Digging Out Histories i "Monasteries looted by a king. Remnants of European castles. Rocks at", Jen Webb , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 60 2020;
1 Looking for Answers i "Bring jacaranda blossoms. Petals drift along the ICB and I do too, driving past", Jen Webb , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 60 2020;
1 Лайка; C.1954 – 3 November 1957 i "Another day has ticked past, with just enough food to keep her alive. She’s", Jen Webb , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 60 2020;
1 Letter from Jen Webb to Bibhu Padhi i "Dear Bibhu", Jen Webb , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 60 2020;
1 Autumn in the Garden i "We have harvested the last of the basil, and all the tomatoes save those left for the", Jen Webb , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 60 2020;
1 On Northbourne Avenue i "It is dark tonight and the rain is on the road and the rain is on the screen and cars", Jen Webb , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 60 2020;
1 Spring i "Storm clouds above the Brindabellas. Cockatoos shrieking into the wind. I move", Jen Webb , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 60 2020;
1 Between Odisha and the ACT : Poetry, Community, Connectedness Jen Webb , Bibhu Padhi , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , October no. 60 2020;
'During 2019, prompted by the editors of this Special Issue, Bibhu Padhi and I began talking to each other via email, exchanging poems, and also exchanging snippets of our lives, our interests, and our thinking. A question posed by the project organisers was: What did involvement in the project help you understand about similarities and differences between India and Australia?, which led me to reflect on the twentieth-century notions of world poetry, and cross-cultural communication. Despite my anxieties about the widely recognised risks of such communication, the exchanges between us suggest that the shared experience of wrestling with image, concept, and language that is a feature of the writing of poetry provides a fulcrum for poets: a possibly contingent and consistently productive common ground.' (Publication abstract)
1 Nature Morte i "Last year I acted art for you, being now nude duck descending a staircase, then", Jen Webb , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Australian Poetry Anthology 2020; (p. 18)
1 At the End of Everything i "Nights were hard, you and me restless in the narrow bed while mosquitoes", Jen Webb , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 65 no. 1 2020; (p. 120)
1 The Yield Wins the Miles Franklin : a Powerful Story of Violence and Forms of Resistance Jen Webb , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 16 July 2020;

'This remarkable novel opens and closes in the voice of Albert Gondiwindi, the recently deceased grandfather of one of the main characters, August.' 

1 Trauma, Resilience, Sex and Art : Your Guide to the 2020 Miles Franklin Shortlist Jen Webb , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 9 July 2020;

'It seems sometimes literary fiction performs a bellwether function: signalling changes; alerting us to the directions in which a society is headed.' 

1 Between the Media and the Moment i "All the inspirational speakers; all the two for the price of one offers; every ping on the phone", Jen Webb , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin , June vol. 79 no. 2 2020; (p. 127)
1 Going Melancholia i "On the last day we thought it right to start with prayer but since we knew no", Jen Webb , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , April no. 58 2020;
1 Too Much Still i "The music on the radio is full of emptiness and you sing into its spaces,", Jen Webb , 2020 single work poetry
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , April no. 58 2020;
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