Gareth Roi Jones
Is a member of the dandylion collective, a small writers' group based in Adelaide, South Australia.
He is primarily a poet, who likes to drink wine (his predilection is Sauvignon Blanc, bubbles is second preference, & is also partial to pretty much anything else - except red bubbles, urrrgh!).
In 2014, he co-edited the Friendly Street Poets Annual Anthology 38; & in 2012 had a solo collection ‘Gunyah’ Healing published as part of Friendly Street Poets New Poets 17 in 2012 (along with John Pfitzner & Rachael Mead).
He has been most recently published in Eureka Street & InDaily Poet's Corner; as well as poems in The Infinite Dirt, Patterns of Living, Light and Glorie, Flying Kites, dB magazine, Iron Lace & others.
Career highlights include: having his poem “Many-Worlds Quantum Mechanics Vs Earth-Based Grease Monkeys” published in The Best Australian Science Writing 2013; winning Second Place & $1000 for writing a poem on a pretty obscure topic after finding a competition which closed in 6 hours that same day; & having “i thought the moon was a cop car in my rear vision mirror as i drove home late last night …” short listed for 2012 Satura Prize.
Where to find Gareth Roi Jones online
Love: A Test Run
by Gareth Roi Jones
The experiment: write a poem a day, every day for a month. The catch: every poem has to explore love. There’s poems about true love, soul mate love, whale love, first love, lost love, unrequited love, dark love, abandoned love, ghost love, 10-second love, pure perfect impossible love, painful love, imagined love, fantasy love, universe-ending love … & more besides.
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