An extract from my work in progress has been published in the latest issue of Kurungabaa, alongside some great fiction, poetry and non-fiction. There’s an essay by Chris Morgan called ‘Surfing with Camus’, poetry by e e cummings, John Egan and Gail Willems, and some great writing on surf, sea and sand by Karen de Perthuis (Getting Back in the Water), Sarah Drummond (Strangers and Selkies of the Antipodes), Jim Hearn (That was the River, This is the Sea) and lots more.
‘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 is a not-for-profit volunteer publication, and is published bi-annually (June and December) as a hard copy by the generosity of subscribers and donors.
Alongside the wonderful writing, this issue includes some gorgeous photography by Patrick Gorbunovs as well as artwork by Bryant Austin and Keith Nesbitt. You can grab an issue at The Six Ounce Board Store in Manly, The Sugarmill in Narrabeen, or The Top Shop in Byron Bay, or subscribe online at Kurungabaa.net