Poetry

 

May 2023

May 2023

Jonathan Battista
... Jonathan Battista is a poet and author living on Dharug Country in the Blue Mountains. His work has been published in Aniko Magazine, 50-Word Stories, JAKE, and Alethia Literary Quarterly. ...
Home's Duplex

Home’s Duplex

Lesh Karan
Eddies where oceans meet in the mind. My Moleskine overflows with self-edits. To write of skin is to discredit the self. In dream states, I write in streams to dream-up the self. To write in streams is to shed like ...
The Anthropocene: A Retrospective

The Anthropocene: A Retrospective

David McCooey & Maria Takolander
In the aftermath of a disaster, people (and polystyrene balls) tend to gather like this too ...
Songbirds

Songbirds

Rohan Buettel
They enter the aged care facility, a cast of characters dressed in black— shoes, trousers, shirts; a rave of ravens with yellow bow ties for colour. The residents having morning tea, gather in rows when the troubadours begin to sing ...
unpacking the dishwasher and other forms of belonging

unpacking the dishwasher and other forms of belonging

Katherine Nicholson
Katherine Nicholson is a neuroscience and literature student from Warrane. Her time is happily spent peering down microscopes and drafting her first novel. She is a lover of stories and astrocytes, and big green fields ...
Tulip

Tulip

Thuy On
How deep-throated and operatic you are ...
Dear Mum, From Jake on the Moon

Dear Mum, From Jake on the Moon

Josh Burrows
Leaning with swagger against the Stonewall ...
Ordinary Disaster

Ordinary Disaster

Caitlin Maling
The dive master says ...
Bodily Mutiny

Bodily Mutiny

Rosie Bogumil
too young. too fit. too young to fit ...
An oath

An oath

Angela Costi
The creep doesn’t creep into our shop, he’s all chest and strut, festooned with bait, he calls gifts Dad gets the scotch-whiskey to numb his eyes Mum a tray of crescent-shaped almond-flaked brandy biscuits to swallow her suspicions I’m given ...
Australia

Australia

Nathanael O'Reilly
After Allen Ginsberg Australia, you beautiful tragic stolen continent Australia, you gave birth to me, raised me with heat, sweat, bushfires and drought bathed me in Pacific and Southern oceans, pummelled me with surf caught me in rips, dragged me ...
Dreaming in Bourke

Dreaming in Bourke

Paul Magee
I. Own Landscape written large above us in this little town below. Court House, locked up and dark. Other houses thinking behind the boards that stand for window repairs here. Streets wider than rivers path through the sky. So I ...
Middle-aged on Monday

Middle-aged on Monday

Shane Lisle
unemployment underemployment unwanted employment employed under a mushroom cloud elevator sealing like a tomb a new day and the lift opens and I’m sorry for being late and I’m sorry for not getting back to you and I’m sorry I ...
Bur<em>ma</em>

Burma

Eliza Dune Daiza
You gave form to me / yet you are not / my mother ...
Graphology Paraph 50: the tomography of metaphor

Graphology Paraph 50: the tomography of metaphor

John Kinsella
My father said in my dream / that it was good his funeral / brought the family together, / and though I wasn’t there, / I got what he meant ...