berni m janssen

berni m janssen, a writer/performer, works with writers, musicians, visual artists and people to make art, events, feasts. Words are always at the heart - written, printed, spoken, sounded, sung, seen, shared and exchanged. Her most recent book of poetry between wind and water, was published by Spinifex Press in 2019.


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Introduction to Javant Biarujia’s Spelter to Pewter

Cover design by Zoë Sadokierski In Javant Biarujia’s poetry, language matters – matters as in important, and matter as a unifying substance, a material to be transformed, and in so doing, becomes transforming. Particles of language are pounded out, splintered, …

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