As we approach another bushfire season, Bill Cotter recalls the devastation on Betka Beach after last summer’s fires and also the resilience of nature.
Farah Beaini, a Lebanese-Australian poet, shares a poem for her city and the Lebanese people following the recent explosions in Beirut.
Joseph Gleeson takes us to the year 2035 or 2038, as the leader of the Refugee Council of Australia waits for the Prime Minister to finish speaking.
Natalie D-Napoleon’s poem is from a body of work that explores motherhood, from both a political and personal perspective, and the silencing of women’s voices.
Moving the Darkness is a personal reflection, part eye-witness account of the recent mega fires ravaging the South Coast of NSW, where Freddy Iryss lives.
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.