Simon d'Orsogna (for the Kurungabaa editorial collective)
Kurungabaa is a not-for-profit volunteer publication run by an editorial collective, and is published bi-annually (June and December) by the generosity of subscribers and donors. Digital versions of the earlier and current editions are available from 2011 onwards, check the better known online stores.
‘Kurungabaa’ is a Dharawal word for the Australian pelican, a handsome bird with a peculiar way of gliding low over the waves. We have chosen it to express respect for the Dharawal country where we love to surf, to celebrate the continuing culture of the Dharawal people, and to acknowledge the memory of the Dharawal people’s ancestors.
Kurungabaa publishes diverse genres including poetry, fiction, reflective and scholarly essays, memoirs, review essays, and interviews. Four pages each issue are made available for a photo essay or series of art reproductions by a single photographer or artist.
Emerging writers from coastlines around the world are encouraged to submit their work. Several pages will be dedicated to emerging authors in each issue. Editorial and writing assistance can be arranged, if requested.
Indigenous writers, surfers and artists are encouraged to join in Kurungabaa’s production, both as members of the editorial collective and as contributors. Every issue aims to contain material on surfing-related Indigenous history, culture and politics.
More info and submissions to http://kurungabaa.net
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Kurungabaa - a Journal of Literature, History, and Ideas from the Sea - Vol1(1) 2008
This is the first e-edition of Kurungabaa, a journal publishing diverse genres including poetry, fiction, reflective and scholarly essays, memoirs, review essays, and interviews - and art series.
Making the first edition available once again after selling out the initial run will support this NFP collective and give voice to emerging writers and artists who hear the ocean speak.
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