Lit-Mag #23

Gangan Lit-Mag #23
International Literary Magazine
March 2002


2002 is our year seven as a literary magazine on the Net. Many others seem to have come and gone since. So why are we still online? Passion – and  the motivation from our readers with 2,010,563 hits – is the driving power. – Gerald Ganglbauer


  1. Annette Signorini opens this issue with a Modern Phenomenon. Annette was born in the North Queensland sugar cane district of Innisfail, grew up in Brisbane and lives in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Attended Victoria University of Technology as a mature-age student, studying literature, professional writing and media. Articles published in university women’s magazines, poetry in Motherlode and various small press magazines. Has also made documentary videos: Cloudbusting about women and tertiary education; In the Shadow of Angels profiles four women artists from various fields and All In It Together is about waterside workers on the Melbourne waterfront. Recent postgraduate research focussed on women and working class writing.
  2. Susanne Rasser, 1965 in Rauris (Österreich) geboren. Lebt in Rauris. Freie Autorin. Buchveröffentlichungen: “Auf Grund” (1988), “Halbierung” (1992). Zahlreiche Stipendien, Geschichtenschreiberin von Linz (1996/97), Stadtschreiberin von Ratstadt (1997). Theaterstück “Nacht”, Text über/für Obadachlose, Uraufführung: Salzburger Landestheater (1999). Beiträge für Literaturzeitschriften, Antholgien, Tageszeitungen und für den Hörfunk. Drehbuchauftrag vom ORF (2001). Nichts
  3. Ingeborg Bachmann, geboren am 25.Juni 1926 in Klagenfurt, verstorben am 17.Oktober 1973 in Rom an den Folgen schwerer Brandverletzungen. Sie war beim Rauchen eingeschlafen. 1956 Veröffentlichung des Gedichtbandes “Anrufung des Großen Bären”, hier in einer Übersetzung von Angelika Fremd: Anrufung / Invocation. 1978 erschien eine vierbändige Gesamtausgabe der Werke von Ingeborg Bachmann bei Piper, München.
  4. B. R. Dionysius was born in Dalby, Western Queensland in 1969. He was the Chairperson of Fringe Arts Collective Inc. from 1994-2001 and directed the ‘Subverse: Queensland Poetry Festival’ – the major, annual, poetry event in Queensland from 1997-2001. He recently won the ‘Best Poetry Collection by a Queensland Author’ section of the inaugural ‘IP Picks 2002 Award’ for his collection ‘Bacchanalia’, which will be published in September 2002. He is currently enrolled in a Masters of Philosophy (Creative Writing) at the University of Queensland. He lives in Annerley, Brisbane and is married to the writer Melissa Ashley and has a daughter, Rhiannon, aged seven. The new poems in this issue are from the Samsara section of Universal Andalusia, a discontinuous verse novel.
  5. Marjana Gaponenko, 20 Jahre alt. Studentin der Germanistik an der Universität Odessa. Veröffentlichungen in diversen Zeitschriften und Anthologien. Teilnahme am Literaturtreffen POESIE INTERNATIONAL in Österreich Juni 2001, Stipendiatin im Künstlerdorf Schöppingen 2001-2002. Buchveröffentlichungen: “wie tränenlose Ritter”, 2000, Geest-verlag, “Tanz vor dem Gewitter”, 2001, Neue Münchener Edition. Bitte lesen Sie meine Texte: Nachts.
  6. Rupprecht Mayer, geb. 1946 in Land-Schellenberg (liegt zwischen Salzburg und Berchtesgaden). Studium der Sinologie in München und Taiwan. Arbeitete als Buchhändler, Sinologe und Übersetzer. Lebt seit 1990 in Peking, China. Veröffentlichte Übersetzungen zeitgenössischer und vormoderner chinesischer Literatur (Shen Congwen, Shu Ting, Gu Cheng, Mo Yan, Lao She, Hong Mai und andere). Hier sind 4 frische Texte, diesmal vom Chiemsee.
  7. Stephen Oliver, born 1950, Wellington, New Zealand. Lived in Paris, Vienna, London, San Francisco, Greece and Israel. Signed on with the radio ship, ‘The Voice of Peace’ broadcasting in the Mediterranean out of Jaffa. Free lanced as production voice, newsreader, announcer, journalist, copy and features writer. Books published: Henwise (1975), & Interviews (1978), Autumn Songs (1978), Letter To James. K. Baxter (1980), Earthbound Mirrors (1984), Guardians, Not Angels (1993), Islands of Wilderness – A Romance (1996), Election Year Blues (1999), Unmanned (1999, Night of Warehouses: Poems 1978-2000, HeadworX  (2001), covers five collections of poetry and spans two decades. Poems widely represented in New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, USA, UK, South Africa, Canada, etc. This one is titled Occupations. Recent prose work in: Deep South  [Contempt: A Survey]. Thylazine  [One Day In The Life of Vicki Viidikas]. Stephen Oliver is a transtasman poet based in Sydney, Australia.
  8. “I have the pleasure of communicating with you to offer my services as an illustrator. You can see my work from Buenos Aires and appreciate the styles that I manage. Thank you. Diego Arandojo.”