In gratitude to The Ekphrastic Review for publishing my poem The Banquet of Cleopatra, Feb. 27, 2022
February 15, 2022, thank you to Litterateur RW for publication of Chacmool, After Breakfast, The Banquet of Cleopatra. See pages 54-62.
January 2022. Grateful to SWWT for their commendation of my poem After the Storm,
The words “never ever ever empty” strike me as a sentimental exuberance. When a poet earns the right to express sentimentality and exuberance as Jawary does, then I know I am reading an exceptional poem by a skilled poet. CAS
February 2, 2022. I am grateful to Mockingheart Review for publishing my poem Tabitha in Volume 7, Issue 1 .
In gratitude to Sylvie for broadcasting my Faith poems on her Daily Daven for TBI.
Choice, January 27, 2022
Do Not Measure, January 6, 2022
Tomorrow, December 28, 2021
Weeds in My Garden, December 14, 2021.
How to Pray, December 6, 2021
We Have Set Words for Prayer,
Grateful to editors Julia Prendergast, Eileen Goodall and Jen Webb for including my short story, The Last Time I Saw You, in The Incompleteness Book II published by Recent Work Press, 2021.
Anita is grateful to Jewish Women of Words for inviting her to publish a selection of her Dickensian Challenge stories and images.
Editor Liora Miller writes, "Thank you for your wonderful story series and accompanying images.We love that they found a home for us at Jewish Women of Words."
The Cabalist of Caulfield
Anita is also grateful to Stan Galloway for inviting her to read and discuss her work on his Pier-Glass Poetry Panel 1.6, May series. View here.
Kind thanks are also due to editor-in-chief Steven Wittenberg Gordon of Songs of Eretz Review for welcoming her two poems Two Roses and Passion Flower into his Spring edition, and for his insightful and appreciative comments:
While love poems involving roses are as old as love and roses, Jawary has managed the near impossible by bringing something fresh and new to the metaphor. There is a tasteful eroticism here, too--again, no simply feat! SWG
Jawary uses personification brilliantly here, resulting in a poem full of love, jealousy, lust, and tasteful eroticism. SWG
Grateful to Steven Wittenberg of Songs of Eretz Review for publishing my poem Calling Your Name in his Fall 2021 issue. Jaway’s passion speaks within her framework of figurative language, metaphor, and repetition. TLC
Anita is very grateful to Michael Schwartz for his encouragement and for publishing her first ekphrastic poems on his NGV blogsite, Be Guided By Art:
Thank you Michael for your encouragement.
In the late 1980's -'90's, Anita Jawary worked as a freelance journalist and academic. She published over 200 articles in the Australian Jewish News and selected pieces in The Age and The Herald Sun.
In 2011-12 she produced and broadcast her own radio program, Artytpes, for Lion FM Radio and created The Dickensian Challenge, undertaking to write and broadcast a story a week. At the time she was drawing about 350 hits a week to her site.
In 2004 Anita published her 'O-Book' a multimedia CD-ROM, The Perpetual Table v1, containing family stories and recipes illustrated with her first series of still life pastel drawings.
May 5, 2022. I am grateful to Lorette Lucazic of The Ekphrastic Review for inviting me as artist and guest editor for the Ekphrastic Review.
And also to Portly Bard for his warm response to my editorial comments and art.