Poetry Zine - Poems from my spam folder, Rae White
Poetry zine, Poetry chapbook by Brisbane poet, Rae White.
This is a weird little zine / micro-chapbook of poems inspired by a spam email I received. I was drawn to the peculiar poetry of the probable-bot, who was trying to seduce me with clunky mysterious lines like: ‘I stroked him his chest, abdomen, sponges.’ I was captivated. So I used only lines, phrases and words from this spam email to create 5 poems.
Rae White is a non-binary transgender poet, writer and zinester living in Brisbane, Australia. Their poetry collection Milk Teeth (University of Queensland Press) won the 2017 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry and commended in the 2018 Anne Elder Award. Rae’s poem ‘what even r u?’ placed second in the 2017 OverlandJudith Wright Poetry Prize. Their poetry has been published in Cordite Poetry Review,Meanjin Quarterly, Overland, Rabbit and others.
Rae is the editor of #EnbyLife, a journal for non-binary and gender diverse creatives. They hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing Production) from Queensland University of Technology, and previously worked at 4ZZZ community radio as an on-air announcer.