We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of SPECULATE, a collection of prose poetry by Eugen Bacon and Dominique Hecq coming 2021 from Meerkat Press.

From what began as a dialog between two adventurous writers curious about the shape-shifter called a prose poem comes a stunning collection that is a disruption of language—a provocation. Speculate is a hybrid of speculative poetry and flash fiction, thrumming in a pulse of jouissance and intensity that chases the impossible. 

About the Authors

Eugen Bacon is a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She is a board director of the Australian Society of Authors (ASA). Her work has won, been shortlisted, longlisted or commended in national and international awards, including the Bridport Prize, Copyright Agency Prize, L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest. Eugen is a recipient of the Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Emerging Writer-in-Residence 2020. Publications in 2019: Claiming T-Mo, Meerkat Press. Writing Speculative Fiction, Macmillan. In 2020: A Pining, Meerkat Press. Black Moon, IFWG. Inside the Dreaming, Newcon Press. 

Dominique Hecq grew up in the French-speaking part of Belgium. She now lives in Melbourne. Her works include a novel, three collections of stories and eight books of poetry. Hecq’s poems and stories have been widely published in anthologies and journals. Often experimental, her work explores love, loss, exile and the possibilities of language. After Cage (2019) is her latest book.. Among other awards such as the Melbourne Fringe Festival Award, the Woorilla Prize for fiction, the Martha Richardson Medal for Poetry, and the New England Poetry Prize, Hecq is a recipient of the 2018 International Best Poets Prize.

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