Synkroniciti is thrilled to welcome back poet Jeremy Garnett, who debuted with us in our previous issue, “Wild.” His poem “Community” opens “Curiosity,” inviting us to open ourselves “To conversation between yesterday’s strangers – Perhaps tomorrow’s friends – As they tell of their lives, full and flourishing Becoming”. Wherever people share openly, connection and power abide. Jeremy’s poetry flows with a rhythmic lilt that belies his skill, truly singing and resonating with an improvisatory quality. “Community” is beautiful formally, visually, aurally and conceptually. We are doubly happy that a video-poem version will join the print version, complete with Timothy Parish’s gorgeous animation which evokes modern and Indigenous consciousness.
Experience Jeremy’s enlivening poem in the upcoming “Curiosity” issue, now available for pre-order here: https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/purchase-individual-issues/. The issue drops on June 1st, online only.
Residing and writing in Darwin, Australia, Jeremy Garnett has self-published two poetry collections, Waiting on Rain (2017) and Red Dirt Scrawl (2022). Subsumed within the world of words, poetically and professionally, this syllabic self-image that considers itself sentient specialises in spur-of the moment soliloquies. Each poem is crafted within minutes of the moment of inspiration, to capture the mood-immediate, riffing off the essence of the event and following the found inherent flow to find final form. Tongue-twisters, on the other hand, are relegated to bios.
Known on the socials as @JPGPoet, Jeremy greets the world with irreverence, delighting in the respondent instance, essence, act. With every stanza a candle lights, hope within our hearts so dark. Breath deep. Seek peace.