CONTRIBUTORS

Lisa Collyer

Lisa Collyer is a poet and educator living and working on Whadjuk Nyoongar Boodja. She writes poetry with a focus on women’s bodies like the jagged edge of a can opened-up. Her work appears in Westerly, Cordite, Australian Poetry, and Rabbit. She is short listed for The Dorothy Hewett Award for her unpublished manuscript, How to Order Eggs Sunny Side Up.

Property rights

With thanks to The National Trust of W.A. and Woodbridge (Mandoon) A femme covert is a roof overhead slippers in the doll’s house to roleplay a contract to wedlock. Her bequest is Shetland lace held by a napkin ring as …

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Odoriferous Diorama

A plastic garlic bulb is on display in the museum as an ethnic contribution to our state. Plastic covered sofas reserved for special guests in my Father’s Zia’s parlour. We sit on them once upon arrival but now congregate familiar …

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The Beauty Police

I strip search for woman but there is only girl. A constant vigil of unwanted hair for removal. I tame fur lined lips traced to Mediterranean roots− threatening to unravel a farce constructed to fit. I betray flesh razed in …

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