Regime Books is a collective of writers, poets, editors and publishers "hell bent on making books full of the best writing we can get our filthy hands on". They are based on William Street, Perth, Western Australia and they publish volumes of poetry and prose.
Regime Books is also the publisher of Regime Magazine, which they call "the world’s most frivolous of serious literature magazines". That may be so but the three issues of the magazine so far published are very professionally produced. I'm delighted that issue three will include a poem of mine, written after a previous visit to Western Australia.
This third issue of Regime will be launched on 12 February 2013 at 7.00pm, in Lazy Susan’s Comedy Den, upstairs at The Brisbane Hotel, 292 Beaufort St, Perth.
The magazine includes new work by Australian and international writers. It also includes an extended interview with Melissa Harpley, the Art Gallery of WA’s Historical Curator, about the upcoming Guy Grey-Smith retrospective. The cover of Regime 03 features the Guy Grey-Smith painting, ‘Torbay’, provided by the Art Gallery of WA, Perth.
I'm disappointed that I won't be able to attend the launch. I'll be arriving back in Ireland from a visit to Perth on the day of the launch.
I did visit the Regime office and met three of those involved, Nathan Hondros, Chris Palazzolo and Peter Jeffery, all writers themselves. We swapped comments about Irish and Australian poets, wondered what is the best poem ever written and discussed Robert Browning, Gwen Harwood, John Kinsella, etc.