Emilie Collyer

Emilie Collyer Emilie Collyer lives in Australia on unceded Wurundjeri land where she writes poetry, plays and prose. Her work has been published and presented in a broad range of contexts, locally and internationally. She has published one poetry collection Your looking eyes, two short fiction collections, and her award-winning plays include Contest, Dream Home and The Good Girl which has had multiple international productions. She is a current PhD candidate at RMIT where she is researching feminist creative practice.

‘Permission to write’: Emilie Collyer Interviews Marion May Campbell

I am nervous before our interview. Deciding what to wear, what kind of impression I will make. The day I drive to Drouin, Victoria, it is raining.

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white space

memories of mother hands cool on skin soft love not for bruising current steep reading words and stories Goenpul woman Arrernte poet Gomeroi scholar blistering epic daily humming histories each story its own ordinary love conversation but common refrain mother …

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Wrestling with Mode and Meaning: the Play of Poetry in Theatre

Sitting high in the John Golden Theatre on Broadway, the opening moments of Jeremy O Harris’s Slave Play leave me open-mouthed. A black woman, dressed simply and of another era – one might presume as a slave – enters the …

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With the fishes

The Terracotta Warriors are visiting Melbourne. China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang had them made as Guardians of Immortality, part of his quest to cheat death and become a god. Queues to see the Warriors snake out of the gallery, …

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Suburban murmurs / A quiet word

we slip on the words that have fallen quiet words are you coming home? eaten by dust mites caught in hairs around the sink tap dripping words I don’t know how to change a washer his fingers fat pencil stubs …

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Not the End

You had red hands put too much salt on food hugged with tight arms boomed Bach from downstairs shouted at me for sleeping in drove the car off the road lied about how much you drank made ginger beer that …

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I do want it

[audio:|titles=I do want it – Emilie Collyer & Tim Redmond] I do want it (4:59) Written and produced by Emilie Collyer and Tim Redmond

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