2.07.23 & 9.07.23 Secret Histories of City West - Performance and Zine Launch
I am very excited to be part of this project.
How much do you remember about the Canberra of yesterday?
Seven poets and one musical duo have been invited to write about a real or imagined history of city west.
They’ll be performing their poems at this showcase, and launching the zine where they are collected. Expect a multitude of windows into the past, fables about what was and might have been.
Hosted by Zoe Anderson and Aaron Kirby and featuring Abhi Gupta, Andrew Moss, Asha Naznin, Blue, Karina Vennonen, Samia Goudie, and Yleia Mariano, with a musical response by The Cashews, this will be City West as you’ve never seen or heard it before.
You can also join Zoe, Aaron and the poets on Sunday 9 July to experience this project in-situ on the Secret Histories Walking Tour around City West.
14.05.23 Poetic City Canberra - Winter Edition has been officially launched! A lovely autumnal afternoon was spent reading poems with Zoe Anderson, Andrew Moss, Sarah St Vincent Welch, Owen Bullock and Audrey McCormick.
13.05.23 Join us for the launch of Poetic City Canberra - Winter Edition
Join us on 13 May from 2pm - 3.30pm in City walk near the carousel for the launch of the Poetic City - Winter Edition program!
Readers will include Zoe Anderson, Andrew Moss, Sarah St Vincent Welch, Owen Bullock and Audrey McCormick.
Get a taste of what Poetic City has to offer, with poetry readings and performances, and grab a program hot off the press so you can start planning your Poetic City - Winter Edition!
Poetic City will feature a variety of poetry workshops starting in June, the main festival events between 1-10 July, plus school holiday activities for children and young people across the July school holidays.
16.04.23 It was a pleasure to read 'Black Caesarean' and 'War Crimes' , representing The Caribbean Writer for the Writer's Bacchanal at the 9th Annual VILitFest, the United States Virgin Islands Literary Festival & Book Fair.
15.04.23 I'm thrilled to announce that I am one of the authors for the Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction 2022 anthology, where one of my poems will be featured. The Second Installment of the World Fantasy award winning, Locus, British Fantasy award nominated Year’s Best African Speculative Fiction anthology series will be published in August 1, 2023, and you can pre-order it here.
28.02.23 A pleasure to be the featured poet and share poems in a blend of Asante Twi, Japanese and English at Mother Tongue - Multilingual Poetry. We were treated to wonderful global poetry in Farsi, Arabic, Bengali, French, Slovenian, Polish and Korean.
23.02.23 PUBLICATION DAY HAT-TRICK !!!
My latest three poetry books are now available at:
19.02.23 I am honoured to be performing poems at the National Multicultural Festival on Sunday, part of the Languages Showcase at Garema Place, Canberra City Centre, 10am- 12 noon.
Mother Tongue poetry at the National Multicultural Festival ‘Languages Showcase’, Garema Place Stage, Sunday morning 19 February.
Andrew Geoffrey Kwabena Moss. Of Anglo-Ghanaian heritage, Andrew is a teacher and published writer. He will share poems in a hybrid of Asante Twi and English.
Vesna Cvjeticanin. Canberra poet and a short-story non-fiction writer. Vesna writes in both Serbian and English, enjoys reciting poetry and runs poetry and memoir writing workshops.
Jolly Bhattacharjee. Performer and published writer who represents the Indo-Aussie essence. Her poems in Hindi and English reflect human minds which stay indifferent across seas and boundaries.
30.11.22 Author Talk in Canberra at Gungahlin Library
26.11.22 Book Fair Australia
12.11.22 Author Talk at Goulburn Mulwaree Library
05.10.22 I am looking forward to facilitating a 'Travel Poetry' writing workshop on the Poetry on the Move 2022 Festival theme of 'Lyrical Manoeuvres - a major initiative of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra.
10.09.22 A culturally rich, satisfying and thought provoking Magazine interview: Appropriated Appellations, Cultural Fluidity, and Perpetual Dis-Location: an Interview with Andrew Moss Pt I & II and review of Nicked Names in 'I was just thinking...' tolitasmusings.
20.08.22 Name Dropping Alert: Nicked Names at the National Gallery of Australia.
20.08.22 It is a pleasure to represent Mother Tongue Multilingual Poetry at the Red Room Poetry ACT Poetry Month Showcase at the National Gallery of Australia.
11.08.22 Nicked Names, featured on Paperback Writer podcast with an interview
16.07.22 Nicked Names, my debut novella is https://www.smithsalternative.com/events/that-poetry-thing-77733?d=8%2F08%2F2022+7%3A00%3A00+PM now!
13.07.22 Making local headlines.
A journey to Radioland 107.1 in the Southern Highlands from the Southern Tablelands, via the Kwahu escarpment, Dunstable Downs and Chiltern Hills. I read an excerpt from my debut novella 'nicked Names', available for purchase at all good bookshops, online and street side, from 16.7.22. In addition, I read some poems inspired by music. stay tuned for the episode when it comes out!
Thrilled to be featured in Southern Tablelands Arts wonderful Stories from the Studio. The video includes a sneak preview of my debut novella 'Nicked Names' out later this month!
It was an absolute pleasure to perform 'Twi Phone-ology', 'MLE' and 'Naming Ceremony' at this inspiring event.
I'm really looking forward to presenting an Afrofuturistic speculative poetry at the wonderful Spring Writes Literary Festival 2022 in New York and online.
Absolutely chuffed to receive a Rhysling Award nomination for my Afrofuturistic speculative poem 'Nyankopoxyican Breath of Fresh Air'.
I'm delighted to have poems featured in this international anthology.
It is honour to be nominated by the magazine Decolonial Passage for a Pushcart Prize.
It 's a lovely surprise that my poem 'Healing Tree' has been shortlisted for the POEM FOREST. More importantly, a tree is being planted for every poem received.
I am excited to read at the Nombono Anthology launch event, organised by Sundress Publications.
I am really looking forward to sharing ideas about 'The Language of Identity' at this innovative international event.
MEET THE AUTHOR-ANDREW MOSS
STRONG IN THE BROKEN PLACES: POETICS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
October 21, 2021 @ 5:30 PM ET/USA- ZOOM ID: 794 5002 7512 Passcode: 1qxFvk
Andrew Geoffrey Kwabena Moss is an Anglo-Ghanaian writer who specializes in Anansesem, the storytelling tradition of the Akan-speaking people of West Africa.
Andrew is a writer and teacher who has lived in the UK, Japan and currently, Australia. His work seeks to explore and challenge liminal landscapes, complex identities and the social constructs of race. Most recently, Andrew’s poem, Ecology of Healing is featured in Poetry for the Planet and The Best New British and Irish Poets Anthology 2019-2021 by The Black Spring Press Group. He has also been published by Afropean, People in Harmony, Fly on the Wall Press, and Sound the Abeng: Writing Black, Aboriginal & Indigenous Lives (https://www.soundtheabengmarvamcclean.com)
STRONG IN THE BROKEN PLACES is a writing collaborative that stretches across the globe, scripting a narrative with literary warriors who are intentional in writing truth into history, in exposing the ugly truths of social injustice while at the same time offering up the healing power of words. Writers speak from the intimate chambers of their soul to reveal the redemptive power of storytelling and community through words designed to inspire, entertain, and provoke thoughtful responses.
Announced: Twi Phone-ology Nominated for the Best of the Net Award
I am thrilled to announce that the GLR Review has nominated my poem 'Twi Phone-ology' for the Best of the Net Awards 2021 by Sundress Publications, click here .
I look forward to presenting my poem 'Fly a New Flag' at a Poem Recitation Webinar: IN THE HOPE OF A NEW DAWN, hosted by the Centre for Critical Reflection at Jain University, Bangalore, India.
It is a pleasure to announce that I have started a project with the wonderful Dinosaur Books Ltd on a Young Adult Fiction work set to be published in early 2023.
I am over the moon that Sundress will be publishing "Nyankopoxyican Breath of Fresh Air"-- for the forthcoming anthology, NOMBONO: An Anthology of Speculative Poetry by BIPOC Creators.
I have written an article 'The Middle Passage & The Black Atlantic Re-Imagined' that investigates the role of Afrofuturism in galvanizing calls for slavery ocean memorials.
Published in 'Sound the Abeng! - Writing Black, Aboriginal & Indigenous Lives, Summer Issue 2021, Volume 2 #3
'This is the Drum', a poem based on the Akan Drum, the oldest African-American object in the British Museum and possibly the oldest surviving anywhere.
I am really looking forward to taking part in this international online poetry event organised by the marvellous Marva McClean.
I am pleased to have three Afrofuturist poems published in Rigorous Magazine.
I am excited to be working with my local library on 'Inking Imagination' - a Creative Writing Program designed for budding authors aged 10-15. The 10-week program aims to provide participants with the opportunity to develop their creative writing skills across a range of purposes, genres and audiences. At the end of a term, participants will showcase their acquired knowledge in a published digital anthology. To make a booking, visit https://www.trybooking.com/BRTKM
Announced: Andrew Geoffrey Kwabena Moss To Be Published By The Black Spring Press Group
I am very pleased to be able to share the announcement of my publishing deal with The Black Spring Press Group. To read the full announcement, click here .
Contact the Poor Yorick team for a Microsoft Teams invitation (link below).
This event is brought to you by the editorial team at Poor Yorick: A Journal of Rediscovery, which is the online literary publication of Western Connecticut State University’s M.F.A. Program. The journal publishes poems, stories, essays, photo essays, and other innovative works about rediscovery, the lost and the found – what we bury, and what we dig up. The editor will be on hand at the open mic to talk submissions, too; if this sounds like your kind of publication, contact them!
Join in on the series via https://www.facebook.com/events/305555147824049/ on Thursday, 27 May 2021 from 19:00-21:00 EDT