Svetlana Sterlin

Svetlana Sterlin (she/her) is an emerging screen, poetry, and prose writer based in Meanjin (Brisbane), where she completed a BFA, contributes to Our Culture Magazine, and reads for Split Rock Review. Her writing appears in Meanjin, Cordite, Voiceworks, the anthology Within/Without These Walls (AndAlso Books), and elsewhere. A swimming coach and former swimmer, she is also the founding editor of swim meet lit mag.

Summer Taper

those were the best days. pelting rain illuminating the overcast pool. clouds as bleak as that Christmas. what to get Dad on the eve of his redundancy? or my mother, burdened with a promotion in a job that drains her? …

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Vegemite on toast is what the locals eat around here. not sure we can call ourselves that, with our lack of pantry. a few shelves of Home Brand basics: my childhood. sometimes news in the morning. toast is what my …

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