Joanna Stanlake

Joanna Stanlake is a Melbourne-based poet, writer and editor. She has twice received commendations for her poetry in the FAW National Literary Awards (2006 and 2010) and was shortlisted for the Newcastle Poetry Prize (New Media category) in 2007. Her work has been published in the FAW anthology The Envelope Please and the Lane Poets’ anthology Down St Laurence Lane. She is currently working on her first collection of poetry, which she hopes to publish next year.


The black outside presents a screen behind my window. I am watching a documentary on moths — large and small, white and brown — Ghost Moths, Bogon Moths, Tiger Moths. (Listen, listen to the tapping of the Morse code.) They …

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