Author Archives: Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis

About Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis

Me = Francesca Jurate Kristina Sasnaitis... also known as Jūrytė/ Jūrytėle/ Jūračiuk/ Jurachook/ U-Russia/ Urata/ Rata/ Jay-bird/ Jay-peg/ Miss J/ Big J/ France/ Franca.... Sasna/ Fox/ Greville/ Knight... and Nerada Netis... as far as I can remember... oh, and there's still room for Kristina... somewhere, sometime... Me = drew, painted, made sculpture, then stopped; printed photographs, then stopped; wrote, then stopped; made furniture, then stopped; made prints, then stopped; became a bookseller and stopped; wrote some more, kept writing some... and more... started painting again... sold a few more books... stopped... wrote some more, kept writing some... and more... and now seeing words, writing images... was that last bit too wanky? What goes around comes around, I guess...

Elza Elzytė Mama Mamytė

For the woman I did not know, for the mother I remember, for my teacher, supporter, and occasional co-conspirator. The sea brought you here and the sea separated you from all you knew and loved. May the sea now return you … Continue reading

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29th Australian Lithuanian Days, Melbourne 2016

Returned to Perth to find two delightful cards waiting for me: a touch of Raoul Dufy, a touch of Saul Steinberg, a touch of early Warhol perhaps… … these charming ink and watercolour cartoons by the multitalented Dr Edward Reilly (the second one a … Continue reading

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EKPHRASIS: pictures for words and words for pictures

On Sunday 14 August 2016, I was privileged to read my poem Art of the South Western at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. This was part of the Perth Poetry Festival’s Ekphrasis project, which matched eight poems to eight artworks in the … Continue reading

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pete to perth

‘o cruel whirl living that spin I’m in’ —pete spence received from the east in the last few weeks with thanks to pete spence, six Variations on a Poem Beginning With a Misquote From a Poem by Frank O’Hara and via Special … Continue reading

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a goodbye acrostic from pete spence, 1984

found just in time for another farewell in 2016… what a lot of years in between…

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Fillia Press publications

The only two publications of the short-lived Fillia Press project, a collaborative effort on the part of Berni Janssen and myself. I still like my design and cover art 🙂 possessives & plurals by Berni Janssen, Fillia Press 1985 ISBN 0 … Continue reading

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one more from the archive…

Syllable No. 3 (& the last) Winter 1985… farewell to Carmel Bird. Berni Janssen & FJS carry on and publish a couple of books under the Fillia Press imprint up to 1987, after which many involvements come to an end, … Continue reading

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