Issue seven

I Speak

By Chad Norman, Remembering Kenneth Patchen, but written for those war and politics uproot.   I speak because I can because I can use...

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Juliana Curr 1835, 2 years, 10 months, 14 days

By Rose Lucas Highfield House, home of the Van Diemen’s Land Company Manager, Stanley Tasmania    ...

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‘The Bridge’ by Enza Gandolfo

Review by Caitlin Bowen Enza Gandolfo is an Australian writer whose latest novel, ‘The Bridge’ delves deep into the circumstances that...

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Jan Golembiewski

Interviewed by Samuel Elliott. About The Author: Jan Golembiewski grew up in suburban Canberra and in the jungles of Papua New Guinea. He...

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Book Review of Anne Connor’s Two Generations

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop “This was not the exultation of war. This was gratitude. This was sadness for the waste of life. … This...

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The Brides

By Jane Downing   Tilly heard the shouting but not the words. She pulled herself out of the fireplace and listened. Good. The...

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Golightly and the Crazy Fool

By Mark Mulholland.   So it’s to the station bar in Dublin for a quick scoop between trains when who is it but Audrey Hepburn that...

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I SPEAK FOR YOU

By Chad Norman   Freedom surrounds my life at the moment bees doing their thing in white clovers, laughter at a nearby picnic-table is...

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Interview with G.S. Johnston.

By Issabelle Breen. Author Bio G.S. Johnston is the author of three historical novels, Sweet Bitter Cane (2019), The Cast of a...

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The Seed

by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro.   The sun beat down on my parents’ black Olds as they drove south to their honeymoon in Florida. It was...

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Poet interview – Nathanael O’Reilly

Interviewer: Paul Brookes When and why did you begin to write poetry?  I wrote my first poem in my early teens in response to an...

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Review of The Short Story of You and I
by Richard James Allen.

Review by Wendy J. Dunn ACTUALLY, LOVE   is the only thing that does last, beyond the karmic astral space junk drifting like detritus...

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Step Up, Mrs Dugdale by Lynne Leonhardt.

Review by Brittney Alexander “… the slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings. Women’s position is changing. What...

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Book Review of Clare Rhoden’s The Stars in the Night

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop   “You thought everything was laid up and settled, long ago, and there it would be, suddenly reaching out...

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Interview: Ali Whitelock.

By  Nik Eugeniou. Ali Whitelock is a Scottish poet and writer living in Australia. Her first book, ‘Poking seaweed with a stick and...

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Magi Gibson

Interviewed by Samuel Elliott. About the poet: Magi Gibson has held three Scottish Arts Council Creative Writing Fellowships and one Royal...

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Leviathan

by Laura Wild   After lunch, the kids want sharks. Barry squints behind his shades as sunlight gives way to the deep shadows of...

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Seagulls

by Karen Lethlean   During my teenage years, summertime meant heat and boredom. As if an offering to Sun Gods, I laid out on a blanket...

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The crack

By Jenny Blackford   Cold left-over lamb sat on a flawed floral serving plate in the icebox. Just a thin crack nothing that...

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Old Parishioner

By Bernadette O’Reilly   In the hallway He places a hand On my bottom Before going into mass I turn furiously Tongue explodes I...

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Double Dealer

By Vashti Farrer   Let’s not prejudge him, scorn, deride, decide, dispense with. Hard not to. Hosts of Dickens’ grizzled...

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Book review of Zealot: A Book About Cults by Jo Thornely.

By Thomas Van Essen.   Hachette, Non-Fiction, 292 pages  “People don’t join cults because they’re stupid or bad people. They...

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Nurture Through Nature

By Mari Maxwell  ...

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