In ‘Truth’, Anna Jabour considers the dynamics of power and control in relationships.
In this poem, John Bartlett examines scenes from the past and present day to consider how absolute power corrupts absolutely.
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.
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.
Jasmine Shirrefs writes about their experience of being on the Centrelink unemployed pension.
Sandra Renew’s poem ’Rising’ portrays a parched planet, and explores the way the climate crisis is changing our environment.
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
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.