Amy Lin

Amy Lin is a Perth-based writer who completed her PhD on mental illness in Australian poetry. Her poems, essays, interviews and reviews have appeared in Westerly, Cordite, Social Alternatives, Verity La, Australian Book Review and Axon. Amy has performed her poetry at Perth Writers Festival, Voicebox, Australian Short Story Festival, and Sturmfrei Poetry Night.

Heath Ledger’s Joker

A caked face crumbles with aimless cruelty. Eyes stare from charcoal sockets, damply disguising how he came to be. Then a voice curls at the corners, billows out like a speech balloon. Flames are preferable to money, death more desirable …

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Anna Attinga Frafra

the gentle assonance of her name is there in her castdown gaze, every repetition chiming its muted, minor key. She looks at something outside the frame, but does she see it? Perhaps her vision’s reigned by the thousand a’s—amongst other …

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Playing with Light and Dark: Amy Hilhorst Interviews David McCooey

I first became interested in David McCooey’s work while studying an Honours unit at the University of Western Australia, where for an assessment I responded to his essay on Chris Wallace-Crabbe’s poetry, only to learn that he too had taken the same unit some years before.

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‘Crazed recuperant earthling’: The Use of Humour to Portray Psychosis in Three Australian Poems

The word ‘psychosis’ is derived from Greek, and etymologically means ‘life of the spirit’, or ‘to give animation to soul and mind’.

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