Poem – Outcast

By Lizz Murphy
Girl blowing on dandelion

By Lizz Murphy This poem is part of our April and May focus on Art and Human Rights.

Lizz Murphy has read her poetry in cafés and courthouses, feasts and festivals, schools and sculleries. She moved to the bush (Binalong NSW) over thirty years ago for fresh air and country schools and before long found herself commuting to work and writing on buses (you have to be fast). She has worked in publishing, arts marketing, arts and poetry development, community arts and the media (but not in that order). She has facilitated creative writing workshops from Nowra NSW to Nhulunbuy NT.



A pan cooked disk of bread a crude sun

a shanty of light catching unstaunched tears

She is to wear white the shroud of widows





Melbourne tram tracks

Don’t look away.

By Gina McColl

Right Now set a challenge for a lucky bunch of postgraduate students at the Centre for Advancing Journalism (University of Melbourne). The pay off? Scale. Impact. Investigations. New journalists launching careers with skills, contacts and credibility in climate and human rights reporting.