Preorder Offer: Infectious Hope: Poems of Hope & Resilience From the Pandemic

Infectious Hope will be released worldwide on 1 November 2021, and for those of you who are keen to get a copy, IFWG is offering world-wide preorders from now until 30 September 2021. Retail prices, but shipping will be free. The chapbook will be delivered on, or just prior to release, notwithstanding the postal systems, and how COVID affects them.

Infectious Hope is a call out for positivism and resilience during lockdown and isolation. Editor and poet Silvia Cantón Rondoni has curated a poetry anthology that includes a spectacular range of diverse poets from around the globe, and focuses on their insights and strength during the pandemic.

A poetic vaccination of the soul, and a reminder that we are in this together and are stronger than we know.This anthology contains the creativity of 47 poets, including luminaries Fiona Wright, Joe R. Landsdale, Isobelle Carmody, Roz Kaveney, and Linda D. Addison, as well as an introduction by Lee Murray.

The following poets have contributed to this chapbook:

Linda D. Addison
Crisosto Apache
Allen Ashley
Eugen Bacon
Esther Belin
Jenny Blackford
Isobelle Carmody
Jay Caselberg
Anne Casey
Kat Clay
Claire G. Coleman
PS Cottier
Cardinal Cox
Jack Dann
Sebastien Doubinsky
Nigel Ellis

Stephanie Ellis
Rebecca Fraser
Owl Goingback
Oz Hardwick
Dominique Hecq
Dominic Hoey
Robert Hood
Roz Kaveney
Joe R. Lansdale
Steph Lum
Alessandro Manzetti
Kirstyn Mcdermott
Donna McLeod
Fiona Murphy
Jason Nahrung
Biola Olatunde

Yenn Purkis
Dan Rabarts
Hester J. Rook
Sumiko Saulson
Angela Yuriko Smith
Ruby Smith
Christina Sng
Heather Truett
Kyla Lee Ward
Janeen Webb
Adam Wolfond
Tabatha Wood
Fiona Wright
Marty Young

The following preorder offers are available:

Australian readers: AU$19.95 (includes shipping)

US/Canadian readers: US$12.99 (includes shipping)

UK/Europe: GB£9.99 (includes shipping)

All other countries: GB£12.99 (includes shipping)

Cover Reveal: Infectious Hope edited by Silvia Cantón Rondoni

IFWG is very pleased to reveal the cover art and design of our upcoming chapbook, Infectious Hope: Poems of Hope and Resilience From the Pandemic. Silvia Cantón Rondoni has edited an amazing collection of poems by leading poets and writers from around the world, and has exhibited additional talent by actually creating the cover art to boot.

Infectious Hope is a call out for positivism and resilience during lockdown and isolation. Editor and poet Silvia Cantón Rondoni has curated a poetry anthology that includes a spectacular range of diverse poets from around the globe, and focuses on their insights and strength during the pandemic.

A poetic vaccination of the soul, and a reminder that we are in this together and are stronger than we know.This anthology contains the creativity of 47 poets, including luminaries Fiona Wright, Joe R. Landsdale, Isobelle Carmody, Roz Kaveney, and Linda D. Addison, as well as an introduction by Lee Murray.

The following is a complete TOC of the publication:

Foreword by Lee Murray

Preface  To Infectious Hope by the editor

Linda D. Addison… HERE/NOW

Ryka Aoki… HUNGRY ONCE AGAIN, IN AMERICA

Crisosto Apache… A PRAYER FOR US—Ik ł’dá beedaajindánde

Allen Ashley… SYMPTOMS MAY VARY

Eugen Bacon… WHAT THE MASK SAW

Esther Belin… WASHING DISHES IS GOOD MEDICINE

Jenny Blackford… THE DANCE

Isobelle Carmody… THE CHICKENS OF THE APOCALYPSE

Jay Caselberg… CHRYSALIS

Anne Casey… WHERE GULLS CRY

Kat Clay… SMALL CHOICES

Claire G. Coleman… I CANNOT SING WITH THE RIVER

PS  Cottier… PATTERNS

Cardinal Cox… BEFORE THE DAWN

Jack Dann… HOUSE ARREST

Sebastien Doubinsky… IS POETRY CONTAGIOUS?

Nigel Ellis… IN THE TIME OF BREATHING

Stephanie Ellis… ANOTHER EVE

Rebecca Fraser… #breathe

Owl Goingback… QUIET STARS

Oz Hardwick… THE TROCADERO SHOPPING MALL

Dominique Hecq… FIVE DAYS IN FOUR HUNDRED WORDS

Dominic Hoey… THEY ONLY BECOME DREAMS WHEN YOU WAKE

Robert Hood… THE BALLAD OF THE MONSTERS 2020

Roz Kaveney… PERSIST

Joe R. Lansdale… THE MOMENT PASSES

Steph Lum… RECREATE

Alessandro Manzetti… WHEN SHE LEFT

Kirstyn Mcdermott… UNTOUCHED

Donna McLeod… Ka whawhai tonu mātou

Fiona Murphy… PERPETUAL STASIS

Jason Nahrung… GROUNDED

Biola Olatunde… THE UNBUCKLING

Yenn Purkis… A HAPPY THOUGHT

Dan Rabarts… DISJOINTED

Hester J. Rook… the things that would not have happened, were it not for this

Sumiko Saulson … WITH DECEMBER COMES ELUNE

Angela Yuriko Smith… A NEW MATCH

Ruby Smith… HOME ALONE

Christina Sng… OUR BRIEF TIME IN THE SUN

Heather Truett… GHAZAL FOR THE GOOD IN 2020

Kyla Lee Ward… WARDROBE MALFUNCTION

Janeen Webb… HOTEL QUARANTINA

Adam Wolfond… IN THE HEART OF MUSIC OPENS HOPE

Tabatha Wood… OF TIME AND TIDE

Fiona Wright… & normal

Marty Young… AN ENDLESS BARRAGE

Infectious Hope will be released world wide on 1 November 2021, and preorders will be available in coming weeks.

Upcoming Release: Infectious Hope (ed. Silvia Cantón Rondoni)

IFWG Publishing is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a poetry anthology chapbook, titled Infectious Hope, edited by Silvia Cantón Rondoni. It incorporates themes of hope and resilience during COVID, bringing the writing community together during the pandemic. Silvia has curated an exceptional anthology filled with diverse poets from all over the world.

The chapbook will be released worldwide in late 2021 (date will be finalised in coming weeks), and will comprise the following poets:

Linda D. Addison

Ryka Aoki

Crisosto Apache

Allen Ashley

Eugen Bacon

Esther Belin

Jenny Blackford

Isobelle Carmody

Jay Caselberg

Anne Casey

Kat Clay

Claire G. Coleman

PS Cottier

Cardinal Cox

Jack Dann

Sebastien Doubinsky

Nigel Ellis

Stephanie Ellis

Rebecca Fraser

Owl Goingback

Oz Hardwick

Dominique Hecq

Dominic Hoey

Robert Hood

Joe R. Lansdale

Stephanie Lum

Alessandro Manzetti

Kirstyn McDermott

Donna McLeod

Fi Murphy

Jason Nahrung

Biola Olatunde

Yenn Purkis

Dan Rabarts

Hester J. Rook

Sumiko Saulson

Angela Yuriko Smith

Ruby Smith

Christina Sng

Heather Truet

Kyla Lee Ward

Janeen Webb

Adam Wolfond

Tabatha Wood

Fiona Wright

Marty Young

…and a Foreward by Lee Murray.

Stay tuned for cover reveal and specifics on release.

New Release: Stark Naked (illustrated poetry collection chapbook)

IFWG is very pleased to announce the UK/Australian release of Silvia Cantón Rondoni’s dark and intensely personal collection of poetry, Stark Naked.

“This is the third chapbook published by IFWG,” said Managing Director, Gerry Huntman, “and the first that has an exclusive focus on the poet’s personal life and journey. Silvia is a very talented poet, and is undeniably a new, notable talent in the Australian scene, and globally from the point of view of dark genres. Additionally, the injection of Silvia Nieto’s accomplished illustrations – both for the cover as well as internally – has made this project an enjoyable one indeed.”

Stark Naked is Silvia Cantón Rondoni’s intense personal journey. These reflections reveal her transition from childhood through grief and trauma, to the woman of resilience she is today. Illustrated by Silvia Nieto in close collaboration with the poet, her artwork adds visual soul and compliments a collection filled with raw emotion and brutal honesty.

Stark Naked is available now in all good print stores, bricks and mortar as well online. It is not available in ebook formats.

The chapbook will be released in North America on 14 June 2021.

Cover Reveal: Stark Naked by Silvia Cantón Rondoni

It is with great pleasure that we reveal the front cover of Silvia Cantón Rondoni’s upcoming poetry chapbook, Stark Naked, beautifully illustrated by artist Silvia Nieto. We will soon reveal one or two of the internal illustrations – Nieto’s artistry shines throughout.

Stark Naked is Silvia Cantón Rondoni’s intense personal journey. These reflections reveal her transition from childhood through grief and trauma, to the woman of resilience she is today.  Illustrated by Silvia Nieto in close collaboration with the poet,  her artwork adds visual soul and compliments a collection  filled with raw emotion and brutal honesty.

Stark Naked will be released, world-wide, on 1 June 2021 (print only).