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Winner of 2019 Victorian Premier’s Award for Poetry

Southerly congratulates our Poetry Editor, Kate Lilley, for winning the 2019 Victorian Premier's Award for Poetry for her collection Tilt (Vagabond Press). Tilt is a complex poetic exploration of types of abuse; an archive of memory. It’s divided into three sections....

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Call for papers: VIOLENCE

This issue will allow writers, scholars and poets to probe the different types of violence: from linguistic to domestic; institutional to historical, against humans and against animals, that have plagued, and continue to plague, Australia’s cultural landscapes.  ...

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Cashing in on Refugees

Monikka Eliah Hey Debby, it’s not cute to perpetuate stereotypes about other communities and capitalise on their experiences by opting to tell their stories—so quit it. In recent years, the conversation of who can tell what stories has become more frequent. As we move...

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Anzac Day Blues

Mark Mordue Another Anzac Day comes on down the pipe. It always feels like the real Australia Day to me. As if some essence of who we are can still be found amid the twisted celebrations and misdirected attacks. They should put those initials on the coins in a game of...

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Untold? Or unseen and unheard?

Words || Sunil Badami “The past is a different country,” go the opening lines of L. P. Hartley’s classic The Go-Between, “they do things differently there.” Go-betweens like me, born to visibly different immigrant parents, are always being asked where we’re “really”...

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