In the remote Indian state of Meghalaya, the Khasi people work in life-threatening conditions to survive, but their will for independence remains strong.
With unflinching focus, these poems by Lisa Jacobson depict the plight of those seeking asylum in Australia.
Jordan Roux questions the death penalty through the last words of 21 Texan inmates executed by lethal injection.
Poet Sanam Sharma explores the meaning of democracy when religious and communal segregation is used within communities.
Poet Andy Jackson writes about bodily difference and in his latest collection he explores Marfan Syndrome through a series of portraits.
West Australian award-winning writer and educator Reneé Pettitt-Schipp writes about her experience teaching English and Art to asylum seeker and islander students on Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands from 2011 to 2014.
Poet Vivienne Mohan considers the impact of war on everyday lives.
Mark Marusic reflects on the Grenfell Tower fire in this poem Death Trap Tower.
In this poem writer John Bartlett considers the plight of the asylum seekers on Manus Island detention centre.
Performance poet Saoirse Nash reflects on inequality and housing affordability in her latest piece, City of Sirens.
Everything changes – In this poem Edward Caruso considers the importance of speaking up.
Trauma counsellor and writer Dinesha Perera evokes the human toll of detention in her short story ‘Another Hour Passes’.