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Jill Jones

  Jill Jones’ most recent books are Viva the Real (UQP), Brink (Five Islands Press), The Beautiful Anxiety (Puncher & Wattmann),...

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Anne Walsh

  Anne Walsh has been shortlisted twice for both the ACU Prize in Literature and for the Newcastle Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared...

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Christina King

Christina King is an historical fiction writer and freelance copywriter, with a love of Australian colonial history and the history of the...

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Hélène Cardona

  Hélène Cardona, poet, actor and translator, is the author of six books, most recently the award-winning Dreaming My Animal Selves...

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Whipbird

By Marilyn Humbert   where mist blurs men and trees a call sharp as a shard cracks the valley breaking morning rituals   I listen...

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An Undertaker’s Son

By Daragh Byrne   In memory of Des Byrne   You would find him on a wet November Wednesday, sideways rain in New Abbey Filling the...

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The Driver

by Dell Brand. Commended story in the 2019 HNSA short story contest. Boney sat hunched over the wheel, clunking along slowly over the...

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Angela T. Carr

  Angela T. Carr is a poet, editor and creative writing facilitator. Her debut collection How to Lose Your Home & Save Your Life...

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Barbouruia Kalimantanensis

By J.W. Burns   Like some animal you get tired of your skin, want to sink to the bottom and just push life through the mud.   But...

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Root

By Angela T. Carr   I am not born. Doctors gas my mother and she baulks. Trees creep in, snake the delivery room. She wanders out of...

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Devika Brendon

  Devika Brendon is a teacher of English language and literature and an editor, reviewer and creative writer. Her poetry and short...

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Sandra Renew

  Sandra Renew was a featured poet for a third year at the National Folk Festival 2019. Her poetry includes a range of critique and...

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Marissa Skeels

Marissa Skeels is a Melbourne-based editor and translator who has lived in Fukushima, Kyoto, and Tokyo. Her translations have appeared in...

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Shona Blake Interview

by Nik Shone. About the artist: Shona Blake is a singer/songwriter/writer based on the west coast of Ireland. Her thoughtful prose has a...

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Revolution

By Sandra Renew   the revolution of 1863 Singer sewing machines and Butterick/Mc Calls patterns collected in Lever arch files  ...

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Brigadoon

By Owen Bullock   Clarence and Marion. The steep path to the door. The view of a distant ocean and near clay tips. High tea spread to...

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Floundering Falling Flying

by Eden van Leeuwen   Jumping up and down on the roof the metal banging in my ears the anthem to my tale. Sweat is blooming on my...

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Debbie Lim

  Debbie Lim was born in Sydney. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies including regularly in the Best Australian Poems...

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RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS

By Eamonn Wall   Today through field glasses I observe one small flock of red-winged blackbirds busy about the Audubon Center, the...

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Burren Wall

By Drucilla Wall   In summer the cattle graze the high patches made rich on limestone leaching into thin topsoil, rain generally...

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Kristen de Kline

Kristen de Kline (aka Kristen Davis) is a Melbourne writer who has published poetry in a range of publications including Pink Cover Zine,...

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At the Heart of Every Stone, A Bird

By Angela T. Carr   Nest of pebbles on the doorstep – a pagan offering, the work of small hands – its matted grass walls,...

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GRANDMOTHER: AFTER SCHOOL

By Eamonn Wall   —the best teacher lives outside, the best teacher lives inside you, beating blood, breathing air, the best...

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GIANT STEPS – edited by Paul Munden & Shane Strange.

reviewed by Jayme Constandino. Giant Steps is a modern compilation of the workings from fifty poets where they reflect on the Apollo 11...

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Daragh Byrne

  Daragh Byrne writes informed by his background in physics, a dedicated mindfulness practice and a career building technology....

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Bull Sharks

By Anthony Lawrence   In a river that still reeks of decay, in a time before the weir divided fresh from salt among mangroves that...

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Intact

By Anne Walsh   Visible in the wild wreck I am is the empire I was. My ruin is the most beautiful architecture. Wreckage has made me...

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Mori Shige

Mori Shige (1880-1938) was a university-educated, headstrong feminist writer from Tokyo, Japan, who wrote over 20 novels. She was disowned...

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The Divide

By Anthony Lawrence   While the other boys were drawing their guns and falling into the ruins of an open pavilion of sky and pines, I...

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Pathways to Gifts

By Hélène Cardona.   when my soul turned round, perceiving the other-side of everything…...

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