Thuy On

Thuy On is a Melbourne-based freelance arts journalist, critic and editor. She's written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Saturday Paper, The Age/SMH, ArtsHub and Books+Publishing. She's also the books editor of The Big Issue. Her first collection of poetry, Turbulence, was published in March 2020 by UWAP.


Cognitive dissonance is an Asian woman who has to carry her grandmother’s special Phở in her lukewarm blood to impress at dinner parties, be after schooled in strings and numbers: a hothouse orchid with no outside breeze She has to …

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let’s just drive she said balmy night wanna do it outside outside the attack of air unconditioned risk of suspicious eyes no walls to inhibit c’mon we ’re young decadent shameless remember no strings attached fine whatever just get inside …

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