Neil Boyack

Neil Boyack was born into State care in 1967 and married in Las Vegas in 1997. Hhe lives with his wife and kids in the bush on solar panels and water tanks. His work has been translated into French and Chinese, and published throughout the USA, Canada, and Australia. He has written a range of short story collections Black, Snakeskin-Vanilla, See Through (UQP) and the acclaimed collection from 2003 Transactions (The Vulgar Press). Self Help and Other Works (One Eyed Girl), a collection of poems and pieces, was released digitally in 2012. Most recently his more personal-political short-short works have come in the form of booklets (non-digital) Million Deaths and Unimagine. Recent poems and stories have been published by Gargoyle (USA), The Literary Review (USA), Cutthroat (USA) Best Australian Poems, and the recent Telling Stories anthology. He is the creator and director of the Newstead Short Story Tattoo.

Those Who Want to Fight

Now people are scared to talk about this. People are sleepwalking in peace and love and privilege, and they forget that one morning there were ships in the water and in a jocular fashion the Native people were given axes, …

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A Record of Our Trip (Nebraska)

There was wind between the clouds and the earth when we argued on the beach an easterly cloud darkened day that whined past our ear holes and picked up the sand that covered our ice creams our teeth whipped the …

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