Published 7 September 20097 September 2009 · Main Posts the doorbell doesn’t work so just knock really loud Overland Overloaded Josephine Rowe is a Jill-of-all-writing-trades. Her poetry and fiction have been published and broadcast nationally. Tomorrow, as part of Overload 2009, she will appear at the Spinning Room’s Les Enfants Terribles with fellow poetic trouble-makers Anthony O’Sullivan, Meghan Bell and Steve Smart. The Spinning Room poets will read each other’s favourite works, in a word-swapping event which will truly decide whether their writing passes the test of transfer.First though, you’ll be priveleged to hear the amazing Barry Dickins, accompanied by Sue Stanford and guitarist Ryan Coffee. The Overland Overloaded team caught up with Josephine Rowe in Berlin (by email, much as we wish it had been in person), several weeks ago: Who are you? At the time of writing this I’m a rather tall bottle redhead in unflattering jeans eating 2am muesli in the kitchen of a Berlin apartment. By the time Overload rolls around I will be doing more of the same in an apartment in Melbourne, except I’ll be eating a different brand of muesli, or possibly even toast, and I’ll be wearing a vintage dress of some description. No, who are you, really? No, really, that’s me. The doorbell doesn’t work so just knock really loud. I also write short stories and poetry, and have recently started working as poetry editor for beautiful harvest magazine. What are you doing at the Overload Poetry Festival? Reading other people’s poetry. No, what are you really doing at the Overload Poetry Festival? Trying not to ruin other people’s poetry. Steve Smart, Meaghan Bell, Anthony O’Sullivan and myself will be swapping poems as part of Les Enfants Terribles. We may also be swapping clothes. Poetry. Why? Because I deal in moments. Are you crazy? It’s been suggested. Repeatedly. Plug your event Steve Smart. Plug it some more. Anthony O’Sullivan. Meaghan Bell. Me. The Spinning Room on September 8th. Break it down…(with a poetry teaser for your event): I don’t know what they’re reading of mine, and I’m not allowed to tell you what I’m reading of theirs. But at an educated guess the general themes will include sex, death, birds, love, music, ceiling fans and ambulances. Overland Overloaded More by Overland Overloaded › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.