The FIGHT continues! FIGHT: Round 3 features work by L. Ashby, Benji Forsyth, Cassandra Jenkins, Aris Kian, Anita Patel, Robert Perchan, Sean West, and Andy Winter.
Round 3 Poets
Ashby is an award winning poet and short-story writer in Australia with recent work published in Cagibi, and the anthologies Solace and Kaleidoscope.
Benji Forsyth is a poet living in Melbourne, studying creative writing at Griffith University. This is his first published poem.
Cassandra IsFree. Poet. Author. Writer of truths and dope things.
Aris Kian is an inaugural member of CoogSlam, 2019’s 4th in the nation collegiate poetry slam team. She is ranked #10 in the 2020 Women of the World Poetry Slam. She is an Emerging Writers Fellow for Writers in the Schools and is pursuing her MFA at the University of Houston.
Anita Patel’s collection of poetry, A Common Garment (Recent Work Press), was published in 2019. She has had work published in The Canberra Times, in Conversations (Pandanus Press, ANU), in Block 9, Burley Journal, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Demos Journal, Mascara Literary Review, Not Very Quiet Journal, Cordite Poetry Review, Backstory Journal, Other Terrain Journal, Pink Cover Zine, FemAsia Magazine, Plumwood Mountain Journal and Eucalypt: a tanka journal. Her poem “Women’s Talk” won the ACT Writers Centre Poetry Prize in 2004 and her poetry was selected for and published in Australian Book Review’s States of Poetry ACT, 2018.
Robert Perchan’s poetry chapbooks are Mythic Instinct Afternoon (2005 Poetry West Prize) and Overdressed to Kill (Backwaters Press, 2005 Weldon Kees Award). His poetry collection Fluid in Darkness, Frozen in Light won the 1999 Pearl Poetry Prize and was published by Pearl Editions in 2000. His avant-la-lettre flash novel Perchan’s Chorea: Eros and Exile (Watermark Press, Wichita, 1991) was translated into French and published by Quidam Editeurs (Meudon) in 2002. In 2007 his short short story “The Neoplastic Surgeon” won the on-line Entelechy: Mind and Culture Bio-fiction Prize. He currently resides in Pusan, South Korea. You can see some of his stuff on robertperchan.com.
Sean West holds a BFA in Creative and Professional Writing. In 2019, he was shortlisted for the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. His work has appeared in StylusLit, Stilts Journal, and Baby Teeth Journal, among others. He lives and works in Brisbane. Find more of him at www.callmemariah.com.
Andy Winter (they/them) is a non-binary poet based in Singapore. Their works have been published in Cartridge Lit, Cordite Poetry Review, Corvid Queen, Prachya Review, and Freeze Ray Poetry. They do not wish to be perceived.
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