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.
Isobel Hodge’s poem considers the rise of the far-right in Spain, after Vox gain 24 seats in Congress on a platform of anti-immigration, anti-feminism and nationalism.
Geoffrey Aitken’s poem ‘Arrhythmic’ captures with brevity a world in disarray.
Sex and the City, Shallow Hal and Kim Kardashian have more in common than you think. For one, they all tacitly profit off fat jokes.
‘Translucent’ by Cindy Jiang explores the assimilatory potential of growing up Asian in Australia.
Claire G Coleman blurs the lines between the personal, political and speculative, asking us to reconsider where it is our stories come from.
Poet Siobhan Hodge calls for a change of attitude to address the neglect of our environment.
Read an excerpt of Kate Jessica Raphael’s crime fiction novel ‘Murder Under the Bridge’, which is drawn directly from the author’s experiences in Palestine.