Chris Lynch: “Fox Dreaming”

Chris Lynch: “Fox Dreaming”

  Fox Dreaming One morning, delivering Quest News to the suburbs, I saw a red fox Crossing the road. At least, I think So. The animal trots quick And furtive through morning Mist, leaves a memory as blurry As bunyip. I didn’t know It was to be hated. I was new...
Rosemary Drescher: “What is the Apricot Saying”

Rosemary Drescher: “What is the Apricot Saying”

  What is the apricot saying? “What is the apricot saying? In what language?”  Yoko Tawada, from ‘The last break at a poetry festival’ Brimming over the tarmac, winding with the bends and creaking to a halt at every  traffic light the bus runs commentary on the...
Kristen Lang: “The Turning”

Kristen Lang: “The Turning”

  The turning How the dawn does not end but travels ever westward, always arriving. How the dusk sails forward, and the float of midday, the stroke of midnight cannot dissolve – here, and here around the world. The woman waking, the man soothing the child who is...
Kristen Lang: “The View from Chhampi”

Kristen Lang: “The View from Chhampi”

  The view from Chhampi (Nepal) The air has been sung so many times the cicadas, skins drawn thin on their hollow drums and the thrum compounding, feel it is they who are played – the sky’s long fingers in their cellophane wings winding them into the tune. They...
Hannah Ianniello: Of Michael Sala, The Restorer

Hannah Ianniello: Of Michael Sala, The Restorer

  Michael Sala, The Restorer Text, February 2017, 342pp RRP: $29.99   Since the earthquake, the whole town felt as if it were being dismantled rather than put back together – like their house, like everything – (298) Michael Sala’s The Restorer weaves...
Michael Mohammed Ahmed: Excerpt from The Lebs

Michael Mohammed Ahmed: Excerpt from The Lebs

    The Lebs by Michael Mohammed Ahmad is published by Hachette Australia, RRP $27.99   When Abu and X return, all six of us sit in a circle in the centre of the rehearsal studio, surrounded by the graffiti quotes on the walls. I try to forget that the...
Westerly Vol.63 No.1 Now Available

Westerly Vol.63 No.1 Now Available

  The new issue from our friends at Westerly features work from a great array of writers, including Claire G. Coleman, Philip Neilsen, Beejay Silcox, Dan Disney, Mohammed Massoud Morsi, Marcelle Freiman, Paul Collis, Julia Prendergast, Stuart Barnes, Rachael...
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