Poetic Justice out now!

By Right Now

Right Now is excited to announce the release of our new book. Titled Poetic Justice: Contemporary Australian Voices on Equality and Human Rights, it is an anthology of the best human rights writing and art from the Right Now online magazine.

Poetic Justice is a collection of essays, fiction, poetry and visual art about human rights issues in Australia. From asylum seekers to Indigenous land rights; from the surveillance state to police racism, this anthology chronicles contemporary Australian debates about social justice.

Each of the works is an exercise in compassion as Poetic Justice seeks to recover the humanity too often lost in our discussions of human rights.

Featuring work by Malcolm FraserJulian BurnsideAnne ManneTony BirchPat Grant and a foreword by Christos Tsiolkas. The anthology is designed by Jenny Grigg.

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“This collection allows us a moment to take breath, and to recognise that we are not isolated.”

 Award-winning author Christos Tsiolkas.

Book Launch

The launch will be held at Footscray Community Arts Centre on 29 May as part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival. You can find event details here. The event is free and we would love to see you there!

The launch will be a rousing celebration of equality and human rights. It will include a powerful performance from the West Writers’ Group collective and will be attended by some of our most respected human rights authors, artists and academics.

Where Can I Buy?

If you would like to purchase Poetic Justice, head over to our online store



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