Josie/Jocelyn Suzanne

Josie/Jocelyn Suzanne was born in London, 1993 before moving to Australia in 2001. They have been published in Voiceworks, Australian Poetry, Seizure, and were shortlisted for the 2015 Marsden and Hachette prize for poetry. They currently live in Melbourne, where they study creative writing and linguistics, in addition to working as a freelance programmer.

Queer Birthday Call

Morgan says, happy birthing of the meat. Time isn’t real, Billie says, but the body trusts it still like a loser. Discord is shit, the world is a fuck and you’re older and dad to a shifty cat; Ulysses is …

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Sonnet watching Lions Love (…and Lies)

After Agnes Varda Outside the rented house, Andy Warhol is shot. RFK is shot. The camera visits a memento store for blacklisted Hollywood stars. Yes, film is always already nostalgic. The 60’s avenue in colour: there are large fenders, gloriously …

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The wind is leaving through the leavings, through the cut sprig in your hand the pressed daffodil seedling a single feather in bush. Light a match, burn them together: scent is the most bio-degradable sense; they entangle there like roots, …

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The kingdom, hero absent

after Breath of the Wild A still lack of verbs in the landscape: cliffs still the climate— rain on the grass, mist off the streaming, lighting in the draw-distance— still temperate, monsters unhelpful, but no new aggro, no random encounters. …

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Trading Cards

You suggest playing Pokémon cards with the saints, their diversity and collectible-wide range passing dry winters in Coyoacán, a street musician’s distance from a plaster, huge Christ-child, ice-blue, genitalia revealed. Play in the patio we recognise is catching more specific …

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Darwin Memorial Library

The library held the bridge of heaven: a 4-metre squared skylight, solving water large enough for hush, and – a child’s Richter scale of vowels and first words: duhk, back-bird, cook-hoo, the fiction section, the giant cat-fish making the earth …

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