There’s only one person we’ll ever really have a relationship with, and that’s ourselves. And for most of us that relationship is fractured.

This is my favourite quote, and I try to live by it.

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.

Joseph Campbell

My bio

Andrew James Macleod graduated from Edith Cowan University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Literature and Writing. He was the winner of the 2021 Talus Prize for Poetry, received a Highly Commended 2nd place in the 2021 Talus short story category, and was short-listed for the 2021 Peter Cowan 600-word short story competition. He has self-published a chapbook of surrealist poetry, and is a multi-award-winning copywriter, both nationally and internationally. His poetry has been published in two books of non-fiction memoir and has had articles published in Elephant Journal. Andrew is a presenter and hosted ‘Poetry on the Green’ as part of the 2020 Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival in Geraldton Western Australia. He lives on a small property in the Preston River Valley in Western Australia’s Southwest, and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree.

My face

I’m told I have a very expressive face. So I thought, what better way to show the many facets of me than with pictures. As they say, a picture paints a thousand words. Yes, it’s self indulgent and egocentric, yet here we are.