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Flightpathproject is a long-held idea of Virginia Jealous, a writer whose work includes journalism, essays and poetry. She’s navigated a few flightpaths herself: she’s worked for international NGOs including Oxfam, Red Cross and World Wide Fund for Nature, has written many guidebooks for Lonely Planet, has been a regular freelance contributor to the travel section of the Weekend Australian and has advocated for asylum seekers making flights of a less voluntary kind.
Virginia’s most recent collection of poetry and prose, Hidden World, was published by Hallowell Press in 2013. Her most recent performance piece, Rapture’s Roadway, tracked the extraordinary life of 19th century poet Laurence Hope – aka Adela Florence (Violet) Nicolson – through India, China and England. It was performed in collaboration with musicians Tony King and Cathy Fotios, and narrator Victoria Castiglione, at Denmark’s Festival of Voice in 2015.
Virginia lives out of a suitcase and on the road when not at home in Denmark, Western Australia. She takes a bird book and binoculars wherever she goes.
Some of Virginia’s writing:
Black-necked cranes in the high Himalaya for Birdlife Australia Dancing on top of the world
Black-necked cranes and Bumpa’s testicles for the Weekend Australian http://www.theaustralian.com.au/travel/bumping-along-in-the-high-himalayas/story-e6frg8rf-1226781779514
Eyre Bird Observatory and the Nullarbor for Sky West in-flight magazine SW#84_FarFlung_AustBightfinal
Singapore’s Pulau Ubin for Jet Airways in-flight magazine Pulau Ubin
Nothing Remains for Red Room Company’s Disappearing project http://redroomcompany.org/poem/virginia-jealous/nothing-remains/
Flightpathproject and Hallowell Press
In 2017 Hallowell Press, based in Denmark, Western Australia, will produce an anthology called Flightpath.
The press’s founders, Alison and Graham Kershaw, have invited Virginia to edit Flightpath.
For information about Flightpath, including submission guidelines and deadlines, see http://www.hallowellpress.com