Anupama Pilbrow

Anupama Pilbrow is co-editor of The Suburban Review. In 2015, she received the Dinny O’Hearn Fellowship for her manuscript-in-progress (which is… still in progress), a collection dealing with Asian diasporic experiences and with a focus on dialogue and exchange. Her poems and essays have been published in Australian and international journals including Cordite Poetry Review, Rabbit Poetry Journal, JEASA, Southerly and the Hunter Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry. She occasionally performs her work around Australia.

Review Short: The Hijab Files by Maryam Azam

The third section of Maryam Azam’s The Hijab Files is called ‘The Piercing of this Place’. It captures moments of perforation of this world by jinn, prayer, memory, death, and other unnamed, unnameable, astounding things.

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Review Short: Amelia Dale’s Constitution and Yasmin Heisler’s Aquarium Drift

Amelia Dale’s Constitution is deep blue with the Commonwealth Coat of Arms on the cover; it looks like a passport. Yasmin Heisler’s Aquarium Drift features, as its first image, a colour scan of Aquarium Fish (a 64-page special issue of the magazine World of Wildlife) with ‘Fish’ crossed off and in its stead ‘drift’ in aquamarine type off-centre on the page.

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my mother told this story of the white girl in the library

so my mother told this story of the white girl in the library making eyes feet up shoes off on the table oh god making eyes long lash tilt down at a stranger transgress in the tropics: look for love …

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Review Short: Alan Loney’s conStellations

The value of information is in its organisation. Twin impulses to present and re-present data (words, text, images, worldly phenomena) inform Alan Loney’s recent chapbook conStellations, from work & tumble press.

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land rewrites itself, isn’t it isn’t it repastured reconstituted: 2% fat homologized [place a place content fat the milk changes nation a nation viscosity takes precedence to pour the milk from jug a jug someone has to redesign the curvature …

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