M. L. Emmett is an English woman, living in Adelaide Australia. She was the convener of Friendly Street Poets Inc – the longest running poetry reading & publishing organisation in the southern hemisphere: <friendlystreetpoets.org.au>. She was an academic at the University of Adelaide, last working there in 2006. She is an editor of poetry manuscripts. Her favourite work is poetry mentoring and manuscript creation with poets. M. L. Emmett is currently the CEO of Poetry & Arts Oz that performs poetry in Art Galleries in relation to specific exhibitions. The organisation has done shows recently on Otto Dix; John Brack; Rupert Bunny, SA Artists from Colonialisation & Joseph M. Turner. She is a mother of two daughters, grandmother of three, and poodle tragic. Read her poems: Night Shot with Light, Turkish Smyrna, and Peace tattoo.
About Ijagun Poetry Journal
Ijagun Poetry Journal is a quarterly journal that provides a platform from which we can tell our own stories in the authenticity of their multiplicity through the poetic medium. We don’t want to hear these stories from our master “griots” alone; we want to hear from those mastering their art, too. Hence, we aim at publishing new and emerging poets. We also welcome the works of established poets in order to encourage the poetic genius of those mastering poetic art. We prize original works that conform to, break or reinvent conventions. Again, we accept reviews and critical essays on poetry. We also accept powerful art works and photographs that make us appreciate the "poetry" in everything.
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