Emilie Collyer

Emilie Collyer Emilie Collyer writes poetry, plays and prose. Her work mines the territory at the intersection of the personal and the socio-political and she is interested in bringing different forms into conversation with each other. Her work has most recently been published in Australian Poetry Journal, Plumwood Mountain, Slippage Lit, Australian Poetry Anthology, Cordite, Overland and The Lifted Brow. Recent plays are Contest, Dream Home and The Good Girl which premiered in New York. She is currently under commission with Red Stitch Theatre Company. Her plays have won and been nominated for multiple awards including the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award, Green Room Awards, George Fairfax, Patrick White and Malcolm Robertson awards. She has a Masters in Writing for Performance from VCA and in 2020 is commencing a PhD in creative writing at RMIT.

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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