How Do You Cope with Being Ghosted?
Psychologist and writer, Ezra Acker and his team at PsychologyWriting.com wrote a wonderful, comprehensive article on Ghosting, its damaging effects, triggers, and solutions – inspired by my Medium article Here’s How to Deal with People Who Are Ghosting You. Please give this a read if you or someone you know are experiencing ghosting. It’s a… Continue reading
A Perfect Orbit Out Now
I am happy to announce that I just launched my first book of poetry on Amazon. It’s a very personal collection, spanning many years and many memories. The book description … Jakob Ryce’s first book of poetry is a collection divided into two sections, Virtue and Falling. There are moments of childlike innocence, growth and… Continue reading
The Banyan Review
Two of my poems were recently published in the 2021 Fall issue of The Banyan Review. The Banyan Review is an online, international journal promoting poetry, art, and the natural world. They publish four issues annually, and feature poets, artists, thinkers, and essayists. It’s always a pleasure to have my work included in publications that… Continue reading
We Are Going – analysis
Recently my mind has been on “the land” and what that means to us in today’s age. With that in mind, I decided to publish an analysis I wrote on Oodgeroo Noonuccal’s 1964 poem ‘We Are Going.’ I actually wrote this as part of my literature degree and it was eventually used as an example… Continue reading
Shaping the Land
My poem ‘Shaping the Land’ was recently published in The Fourth River. It is one of many eco poems I’ve been working on over the past year, with a collection in the works. It’s fierce, unapologetic and its message is clear. Ecological concerns have always been there for me. Growing up in Australia I’ve witnessed countless environmental… Continue reading
How to Focus on One Writing Project at a Time
Procrastination can manifest in many forms Remember the story of the The Boy Who Cried Wolf? It’s one of Aesop’s Fables in which a lonely boy who is tending his sheep repeatedly cries “Wolf!” to seek attention. The first time his cries of alarm are heard, the villagers arrive. The second time it works again, yet… Continue reading
How I Survived 2020, I Wrote Poetry
Sometimes we need to just write for ourselves You would think that during such apocalyptic times that the best thing a writer can do is, well… write about it, but that is not always the case. We all felt the 2020 blues, we are still feeling it. The pandemic and the daily Covid-19 death tolls… Continue reading
Jakob Ryce is an award-winning writer and teacher from Melbourne, Australia. He has a B.A. in English Lit, and his work has been published in On The Premises, Drunk Monkeys, The Fourth River, and the Wyndham Writing Awards. He released his first book of poetry in 2021 and has since been working on a follow-up, including a debut novel.