- 108: DEDICATIONwith L Patterson & L Garcia-Dolnik 107: LIMINALwith B Li 106: OPENwith C SLowe & J Langdon 105: NO THEME 11with E Grills & E Stewart 104: KINwith E Shiosaki 103: AMBLEwith E Gomez and S Gory 102: GAMEwith R Green and J Maxwell 101: NO THEME 10with J Kinsella and J Leanne 100: BROWNFACE with W S Dunn 99: SINGAPOREwith J Ip and A Pang 97 & 98: PROPAGANDAwith M Breeze and S Groth 96: NO THEME IXwith M Gill and J Thayil 95: EARTHwith M Takolander 94: BAYTwith Z Hashem Beck 93: PEACHwith L Van, G Mouratidis, L Toong 92: NO THEME VIIIwith C Gaskin 91: MONSTERwith N Curnow 90: AFRICAN DIASPORAwith S Umar 89: DOMESTICwith N Harkin 88: TRANSQUEERwith S Barnes and Q Eades 87: DIFFICULTwith O Schwartz & H Isemonger 86: NO THEME VIIwith L Gorton 85: PHILIPPINESwith Mookie L and S Lua 84: SUBURBIAwith L Brown and N O'Reilly 83: MATHEMATICSwith F Hile 82: LANDwith J Stuart and J Gibian 81: NEW CARIBBEANwith V Lucien 80: NO THEME VIwith J Beveridge 57.1: EKPHRASTICwith C Atherton and P Hetherington 57: CONFESSIONwith K Glastonbury 56: EXPLODE with D Disney 55.1: DALIT / INDIGENOUSwith M Chakraborty and K MacCarter 55: FUTURE MACHINES with Bella Li 54: NO THEME V with F Wright and O Sakr 53.0: THE END with P Brown 52.0: TOIL with C Jenkins 51.1: UMAMI with L Davies and Lifted Brow 51.0: TRANSTASMAN with B Cassidy 50.0: NO THEME IV with J Tranter 49.1: A BRITISH / IRISH with M Hall and S Seita 49.0: OBSOLETE with T Ryan 48.1: CANADA with K MacCarter and S Rhodes 48.0: CONSTRAINT with C Wakeling 47.0: COLLABORATION with L Armand and H Lambert 46.1: MELBOURNE with M Farrell 46.0: NO THEME III with F Plunkett 45.0: SILENCE with J Owen 44.0: GONDWANALAND with D Motion 43.1: PUMPKIN with K MacCarter 43.0: MASQUE with A Vickery 42.0: NO THEME II with G Ryan 41.1: RATBAGGERY with D Hose 41.0: TRANSPACIFIC with J Rowe and M Nardone 40.1: INDONESIA with K MacCarter 40.0: INTERLOCUTOR with L Hart 39.1: GIBBERBIRD with S Gory 39.0: JACKPOT! with S Wagan Watson 38.0: SYDNEY with A Lorange 37.1: NEBRASKA with S Whalen 37.0: NO THEME! with A Wearne 36.0: ELECTRONICA with J Jones
Ellen van Neerven
KRG Poets Award 2022
In partnership with FNAWN, we are proud to publish the winning poems from the 2022 KRG Poets Award. The award honours the life and creative work of Aunty Kerry Reed-Gilbert.
Posted in GUNCOTTON Tagged Ellen van Neerven, Jeanine Leane, Kent MacCarter, Marissa McDowell, Samia Goudie, Yvette Holt
Fair Trade: a way to RE/order /imagine /code the world
It was August 2017 and the location was The Tibetan Kitchen on Brunswick Street in Meanjin, Brisbane.
Posted in ESSAYS Tagged Aileen Moreton-Robinson, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Anahera Gildea, Anne-Marie Te Whiu, Ellen van Neerven, Evelyn Araluen, Haunani-Kay Trask, Joy Harjo, Lana Lopesi, Layli Long Soldier, Leanne Betasamasoke Simpson, Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Moana Jackson, Natalie Harkin, Sam Wagan Watson, Sigbjørn Skåden, Simon Ortiz, Tony Birch, Toyah Webb
Sometimes, the house is unclean. In this panic I find myself of past and future. When we clean houses we do so knowing that they are watching and our lives depend on it. When we teach our children to clean …
Posted in 89: DOMESTIC Tagged Ellen van Neerven
Innocent Eyes!: Ekphrasis and the Defiant Multiplicity of the Female Gaze
The male gaze has been discussed at length. The female gaze, not as much. This ekphrastic project is about the latter.
Posted in CHAPBOOKS Tagged Alison Whittaker, Angela Serrano, Ellen van Neerven, Keira Hudson, Saaro Umar
Queer Modes: New Australian Poetry
I did not want to build a falling-down house of rhetoric / Or even one that could stand all the huffing and puffing
in this community
Boonwurrung country June 2017 mutual suspicion in this community whitefella owned homes gated & locked blackfella hired house magpie-guarded sugared study afternoons walks on dusk scaling fences & stretching thick-grassed vacant lots trespassing to find the ocean waves eating activewear …
Posted in QUEERING MODES Tagged Ellen van Neerven
we left crumbs on Country forgot to bring them inside our cushioned seats the photo I took of you is blurry I walked home to a spider on my bed beneath the lamplight the strangeness between us is glowing I …
Posted in FEMALE GAZE Tagged Ellen van Neerven
Introduction to Jeanine Leane’s Walk Back Over
In Walk Back Over, Wiradjuri woman – read: poet, academic, historian, teacher – Jeanine Leane takes off our wallpaper to reveal the personal and political layers of a nuanced history.
Posted in INTRODUCTIONS Tagged Alissa Dinallo, Ellen van Neerven, Jeanine Leane
Water on Water
The music of the water as it coves. We covert each other. Rings from the aquarium gift shop that change colours. Cover of sunlight does not show what happens after dark when the neighbours stone the penguins to death on …
Posted in 78: CONFESSION Tagged Ellen van Neerven
તરાન પીસાં | Flight Feathers
Translated from the English to the Kunkana (Gujarati script) by Kamlesh Gaekwad અઠ બુહું પૅલિકનાં તે ઓવારાવર ગોળા હુયી જાનુકા કુટબેના ફોટા જીસાં લાગ? વેટ વાવર આહા તળાવીહુન ત ડોંગરહુદીનાં ઝાડ ત યુધ્ધના દેશ આહા. ઉજે઼ડ ઝીલ સંઘર્ષનાં ગુલાબી ગળાં પરંપરાગત હોડી …
Posted in 76: DALIT INDIGENOUS Tagged Ellen van Neerven, Kamlesh Gaekwad
Caitlin Maling Reviews Ellen van Neerven
Poems about food, such as those comprising Ellen van Neerven’s first collection Comfort Food, are often framed in terms of ideas of connection, community, and commonality. Van Neerven engages directly with these ideas, but emphasises their fault lines as much as their strengths. The poem I keep returning to appears early in the second of the book’s six loose sections.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Caitlin Maling, Ellen van Neerven
I want to know what that hawk got in the grass, what it ate alive. Long grass where a Fogarty, a Sandy, a Currie walked Shining for bones, a boomerang’s hand ‘You were the last we expected to do this’ …
Posted in 72: THE END Tagged Ellen van Neerven