Izzy Roberts-Orr

Izzy Roberts-Orr is a Melbourne writer editor and radio producer, and a Co-Director of the National Young Writers’ Festival. Her work has been published widely, including in Voiceworks, Seizure and various anthologies. She recently completed a Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship, Melbourne Fringe’s ‘Uncommon Places’ and was shortlisted in the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards poetry and narrative non-fiction.


You take me to see the seals spinning sleek and fast like windchimes. Tell me the myth of the selkie, the women who pour out of the sea like molten lava. Dragging their skins behind them, staying on shore only …

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I have been trying to mine you, but you are not a quarry. You tell me there is nothing in you but coal seams beneath the surface that might burn for millions of years if lit. Throw away the halogens …

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