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Sam Morley

Sam Morley is a poet whose work has been published by a number of journals including Cordite, Red Room Poetry, Hunter Writer’s...

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Shannon Blake

Shannon Blake was born in Leicester, England and currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with a human, the world’s fluffiest cat, and...

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Nathanael O’Reilly

Nathanael O’Reilly is an Irish-Australian poet residing in Texas. His books include Boulevard, (Un)belonging, Preparations for Departure...

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Mary Chydiriotis

Mary lives in Melbourne, on unceded Boon Wurrung country. She is of Greek heritage, her parents arriving in Australia during the post war...

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Jahin Tanvir

Jahin Tanvir is a 20-year-old policy adviser, keynote speaker, poet, author, and multicultural youth advocate.  In 2021, Jahin received...

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Christmas

by Sam Morley   I am in the shed sweeping when my neighbour knocks at the front door and tells my partner her husband is cheating....

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Radhiya Fanham

Radhiya Fanham is completing a Bachelor of Media and Communication (Professional) at Swinburne University, majoring in Professional Writing...

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Devika Brendon

Devika Brendon’s poetry and short stories have been published in Australia, India, Italy, Africa and Sri Lanka: in Quadrant, The Hopkins...

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Guy Salvidge

Guy Salvidge was born in England and lives in Ballardong Noongar Boodja. Having taught secondary English for fifteen years, he is now...

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Eden Young

Eden Young is a Melbourne-based writer who is currently studying a Bachelor of Media and Communication at Swinburne University. She is...

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Alison Knight

Alison has written two novels, Peter Stone and The Close, and an anthology of stories. Her stories have also appeared in Pendulum Papers...

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Peter Loveday

Peter Loveday is a writer and singer-songwriter born in Toowoomba, Australia and resident in Barcelona. Author of short story collections;...

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Angela Wauchop

Angela recently graduated from Swinburne with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and Editing/Creative Writing and Literature. She...

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Ferris Knight  

Ferris Knight is a writer, producer, and advocate from Naarm (Melbourne), currently studying Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne....

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Rob McKinnon

Rob McKinnon lives in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. His poetry has previously been published in ‘Messages from the Embers’ Black...

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Amy Bertacco

Amy Bertacco is a first year Swinburne student, who is completing a Bachelor of Media and Communication, with a major in creative writing....

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Bethany Cody

Bethany Cody is an Adelaide-based writer of short stories, flash fiction and poetry, living with vision loss in the City of Churches. She...

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Miles Boyle-Bryant

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Sam Johnston

Sam Johnston is a Melbourne-based writer and currently a student studying Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University. He...

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Samara Lee

Samara Lee is a Melbourne based writing student currently completing her Diploma in Writing and Editing at Swinburne University with plans...

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Lyssa Stevens

Lyssa is a Melbourne-based writer who is currently studying a Bachelor of Creative Writing and Literature at Swinburne University. She is...

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Dilini Fredrick

Dilini has a Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Literary Studies and is currently completing a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing...

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Melissa King

Melissa King is a Geelong based writer and perpetual academic. She has a keen interest in mental health, health coaching and single parent...

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Vincent Kakkos

Vincent Kakkos is a Melbourne- based writer currently studying a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University. He...

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Jess Roscioli

Originally from Queensland, Jess is currently studying the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne University. Jess enjoys...

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Bradlee Jennings

Bradlee Jennings is a songwriter and memoirist from Melbourne who is studying Professional Writing & Editing at Swinburne. Since...

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Book Review: Elizabeth, Elizabeth by Sue Williams

by Angela Wauchop   ‘Behind the ragged grey people and their own shabby infantry officers— … the houses are little more than...

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Interview with Hakim Bellamy

Interview by Brad Jennings   Hakim Bellamy is a poet, author, musician, playwright, actor, and community organiser. In 2012, he became...

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Jonathan Kyle Butterworth

Jonathan Kyle Butterworth is a Melbourne creative writer, currently completing a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne...

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Merciless

By Jess Roscioli   The beginning was bliss. A desire, with a depth –  more forceful than the ocean we met along.  Purity,...

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