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Next Southerly Blogger – Andy Jackson!

A massive thank you to Sunil Badami for his excellent posts. This month, our blogger is Andy Jackson. His bio is below: Andy Jackson’s collection, Among the Regulars (papertiger 2010) was shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize and Highly Commended in the Anne... read more

Please come to the launch of Australian Dreams!

Southerly is holding a mega double-launch of Australian Dreams 1 and Australian Dreams 2 and we’d love you to come! There will be wine and food and excellent company. There will also be readings from our fabulous contributors. The details are below. See you... read more


Poetic Epigenetics: Bodily memory, silence & community

By Andy Jackson He wears a handmade v-neck jumper, and leans over the manual typewriter, earnest and calm. Four years old, his blond hair seems recently and neatly cut, and his skin looks very soft. He’s immersed in what each push of a single small finger will... read more

Poetic tourism and deforming form.

by Andy Jackson If one writes in free verse – and one should – to subvert Western civilisation, surely one should write in forms to save oneself from Western civilisation? Agha Shahid Ali1 Agha Shahid Ali was born in Kashmir, and moved to the United States at the age... read more

Normal Land

by Andy Jackson When I was a ten-year-old, almost everything I heard on the radio or saw on Countdown was intensely exciting and shrouded in adult mystery. It got my heart and imagination racing – bodies moving in rhythmic ecstasy, and the fantastic edifice of a... read more
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