After an unprecedented bushfire season, the curious protagonist of Dr Virgina Lowe’s prose poems considers our planet, the climate crisis and chance.
In her poems, Leila explores a personal sense of origin that, like the ocean, binds several landscapes and times, coming back to the idea that a timeless, boundless love pervades.
Bänoo Zan’s poem was written in the aftermath of countrywide protests against the sudden steep rise of fuel prices in Iran on November 15. Authorities shut down the Internet of the whole country and embarked on a horrific killing spree. Amnesty International has so far verified 208 deaths in less than a week.
Although Sandra Renew’s poem is a response to the police-led violence of the Bjelke-Petersen era in Queensland, it remains relevant to recent protests in which police seek to silence dissent.
Jasmine Shirrefs writes about their experience of being on the Centrelink unemployed pension.
This story follows Luke, whose legal name is Leila, as he navigates what it means to be trans as a young person in the school yard and at the gender diverse clinic. We see the prejudice and pressures that can exist in both places.
Sandra Renew’s poem ’Rising’ portrays a parched planet, and explores the way the climate crisis is changing our environment.
Through the lilting analogy of the orchestra, this piece examines the interwoven nature of relationships with family, mental health and music.
In Amirah Al Wassif’s poem, she captures the cadence of many women’s voices and unites them all with a sense of resilience and hope.
Bidjara Dreaming is a poem based off true stories handed down to Leroy Wilson from his grandfather and great-grandmother from the Bidjara country
Some observations from Awabakal Country, at the delivery of the findings of the inquest into the death of Rebecca Maher.
Claire Hansen’s poem ‘Eurydice on Wangetti Beach’ considers the intersections of Greek mythology and contemporary sexual violence, as they play out on a Queensland beach.