I am happy to announce that I just launched my first book of poetry on Amazon. It’s a very personal collection, spanning many years and many memories. The book description … Jakob Ryce’s first book […]
Recently my mind has been on “the land” and what that means to us in today’s age. With that in mind, I decided to publish an analysis I wrote on Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s 1964 poem ‘We Are Going.’ I actually wrote this as part of my literature degree and it was eventually used as an example in the unit curriculum.
My poem ‘Shaping the Land’ was recently published in The Fourth River. It is one of many eco poems I’ve been working on over the past year, with a collection in the works. It’s fierce, unapologetic and […]
Procrastination can manifest in many forms Remember the story of the The Boy Who Cried Wolf? It’s one of Aesop’s Fables in which a lonely boy who is tending his sheep repeatedly cries “Wolf!” to seek […]
Sometimes we need to just write for ourselves You would think that during such apocalyptic times that the best thing a writer can do is, well… write about it, but that is not always the […]
Giving peace a chance is more important than ever It’s 2021. We made it. It has been hard to watch the world burn. With so much devastation at our doors in 2020: deadly bush fires in […]
Rejection is not what you think it is A writer’s life is paved with thorns. The sooner you realize this simple truth, the better. Imagine an arena full of tigers and battle-hardened warriors. Some are seasoned […]