Côte Sauvage, Britanny
photo credit Kerry Kilner


Welcome to another edition (the lucky thirteenth!) of foam:e ...

Some wonderful foamey photographs accompany this issue: winter storm spume and sea spray on beaches on the Côte Sauvage of Brittany on this page and cloud washing over the mountain top of Montserrat near Barcelona on our submissions page.

This issue, as always, there is a mix of familiar and unfamiliar. There are poems and poets in this edition whose work you may never have seen before and poets whose work is known and loved.

Our interview this time around is with winner of the 2015 Prime Minister’s Prize for Poetry, Melinda Smith. Her attention to form and her explanation of her process make for a very interesting read. We also publish examples of both her poetry and collaborative image/poem work with artist Caren Florance.

Thanks to the publishers for sending poetry books to review. As always it is impossible to cover all the poetry collections published. Australian poetry publishers contribute to the cultural wealth of this country and we are grateful for their continued survival in a difficult environment.

light-trap press who publish foam:e also publishes limited edition poetry and image collaborations. light-trap press’ most recent publication Report from a Border by Dan Disney with typographic design by John Warwicker has just been launched in Melbourne.

After three successful years co-editing foam:e Jonathan Hadwen leaves us passing on the reins to Carmen Keates from the next issue of foam:e. A big thank you to Jonathan for his thoughtful selection of work. We are really pleased that Jonathan will remain a reviewer for foame:e.

All that is left to do on Issue 13 is for you the reader to explore and enjoy.

Angela Gardner and Jonathan Hadwen
Dydd Dewi Sant - March 2016