deScription: Improvisations on the Mid-career Drawings and Paintings of Nola Farman
I. The Limits of Imagination The Limits of Imagination, 1971, 15 x 21cms, ink on paper I hear old Poseidon walks on the water like his feet are backwards fish. I’ve always had this affinity, he boasts in the trumpet …
Choke by Mandy Ord
Notes From Sick Rooms
Porous Walls, or, Why don’t you join me?: Poems from the Future of Health
In Poetry and the Fate of the Senses, Susan Stewart writes that the use of caesura or enjambment ‘bring[s] pulse and breath to the poem itself’, at the same time opening ‘the text to the excentric positions of unintelligibility and death’.
THE END OF MY PUBLIC LIFE I always thought beauty was important. I always hated anecdotes. I only ever cared for power, how I might take it in my hand. I never want to write about my mother. I love …
The Morgue I Think the Deader it Gets: Poems by Carody Culver
The more I think The more I think about it the bigger it gets The bigger I think about it the harder it gets The harder I think about it the sharper it gets The sharper I think about it …
Door of Air: Poems by Morgan Yasbincek
door of air eight of us under this ceiling, seven standing, one supine then four sitting, three standing, one supine, fingers interlocked over ribcage seven people speak between dumplings of quiet, not all of them entered with us some left …
Hardcore Pastorals: Poems by Rebecca Hawkes
so much suckling frothy spittle and grunt
Citations: poems by Lou Garcia-Dolnik
Aubade I am overextended. The poem forgets me but the city says here. Image. Lights unbury the bodies of abandoned bicycles. The river architecting assembly lines of women forgetting their boyfriends. Somewhere a rave I’m not invited to. The distended …
Tell Me Like You Mean It 5
Whenever a half-decade mark is reached, I do feel the impulse to reflect on the past.
Family Mathematics: Continued Fractions
Although they look absurd to us now, continued fractions were once very well known, exactly because they make much easier sense of irrational numbers.
A Special Starch: Poems by Grace Yee
‘A Special Starch’ is an excerpt from a collection that engages with stories told by – and about – early settler Chinese Australians and their descendants, with a particular focus on those who settled in Melbourne and regional Victoria.
It’s Here All The Beauty I Told You About
I am interested in how Westerns (whether they be comics, novels or films) continue to obscure and rewrite the history of North American colonisation and settlement and the anti-Indigenousness that fuels them.
Coupe Portraits: Walking the Damaged Forests of East Gippsland (Gunaikurnai Country)
A coupe is a specific area of forest identified for logging operations under VicForests’ Timber Release Plans. Despite the ecological catastrophe of the 2019-20 Summer bushfires which burnt through 1.25 million hectares of forest in East Gippsland VicForests has not revised its logging plans, in fact two additional Timber Release Plans were approved by the Board of the state-owned company in July and December 2020.
Chewing on a Ruby Passport
2020 Arts Queensland (Digital) Poets in Residence: Featuring Amina Atiq (UK), Ivan Coyote (Canada), Kate Durbin (USA), Nick Makoha (UK) and Jackie Ryan (AUS).
Tell Me Like You Mean It 4
With the glorious task of commissioning writers for a new collection of sincere, heartfelt writing for Tell Me Like You Mean It volume 4, I found it took longer than usual.
Get Ready with Me: 6 Poems by Jini Maxwell
in the record of another time zone / perfection is inevitable – we are waiting
Excerpt from In the Time of the Manaroans
Miro Bilbrough’s memoir, In the time of the Manaroans, is set in a remote countercultural milieu in Aotearoa in the late seventies.
Hong Kong Now
Hong Kong has experienced almost a year of political and social turmoil, with the aftershocks of last year’s protests continuing to be felt, and many of their grievances unaddressed.
From here the region is reached by a narrow road, a long interval spaced with recesses. To arrive one must pass through the ruined and populous village.
3 Romanian Poets in Translation: Ana Dragu, Angi Melania Cristea and Laura Cozma
Donna Quijote by Viorica Ciucanu Ana Dragu: Nothing Would Be the Same | Nimic nu ar mai fi la fel Ana Dragu: Love | Dragostea Ana Dragu: Love No | Dragoste Nu Ana Dragu: Fever | Febră Ana Dragu: March …
A Discussion on Verity Spott with 6 Poems
I suppose what we’ve been trying to do so far is establish a language space that deliberately alienates anyone and anything that enforces the gender binary. Pretty simple.
Doppelgangers Across Lands: 6 Poems by Emily Sun
The poems in Doppelgangers Across Lands are from Vociferate|詠. These poems are inspired by Asian-American feminist poets Marilyn Chin and Wang Ping.