SHOWCASE: NEW POEMS BY EILEEN CHONG

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EILEEN CHONG is a poet based in Sydney,  Australia. She was born in Singapore of Chinese descent. Her poetry collections are Burning Rice (2012), Peony (2014), Painting Red Orchids (2016), and Rainforest (2018), all from Pitt Street Poetry, Sydney. Chong writes… Continue reading

SUBMISSIONS CLOSED!

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Dear Readers and Writers, Submissions are currently closed, but will re-open later in the year. We’ve got some exciting plans for 2020 – keep an eye on our Twitter page for developments! Happy… Continue reading

MANIC EPISODES: ‘I AM DYNAMITE’ BY SUE PRIDEAUX

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Sue Prideaux I Am Dynamite: A Life of Nietzsche (Faber & Faber) By Nicolas Hausdorf Biographies of philosophers are a cause for suspicion. Are they not attempts to dispel the mystique of the… Continue reading

PRINCESS – A SHORT STORY BY LEELA SOMA

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He lusted after her from the first moment their eyes locked. She looked young and vulnerable; her baby blue eyes in that innocent, cherubic face set his heart thumping. On her first visit… Continue reading

Garry Mackenzie – From Ben Dorain: A Conversation with a Mountain

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Duncan Bàn Macintyre’s In Praise of Ben Dorain is an eighteenth-century Gaelic poem about a West Highland mountain and its herd of red deer. The work below combines an original translation of Macintyre’s… Continue reading

TSUNAMI – A SHORT STORY BY MARK MULHOLLAND

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With a hurried punched march she pushes through slanted rain. She leans over her short legs as this might speed her arrival whilst holding off the weather. She glances across the street where… Continue reading

NEW POETRY – AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2019 SELECTION: ROBIN LEIPER, PIPPA LITTLE, LEELA SOMA, TERENCE JOHN, AND STEPHEN KEELER

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ROBIN LEIPER is a psychotherapist living in Scotland and South Africa and trying to write in the spaces between them. He has been published here and there. PIPPA LITTLE is from St. Andrews… Continue reading

AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM Æther: AN OUT-OF-BODY LYRIC – BY CATHERINE GRAHAM

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Please click here for an exclusive extract from Catherine Graham’s forthcoming collection Aether: an out-of-body lyric. A review of Graham’s 2017 collection ‘The Celery Forest’ can be found HERE and a poetry sampler… Continue reading

I AM MADE MORE UNEVEN ABOVE THE HEART: ‘THE CELERY FOREST’ BY CATHERINE GRAHAM

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The Celery Forest. Catherine Graham (Wolsak & Wynn: Buckrider Books, 2017) Review by P.W. Bridgman After I read The Celery Forest the first time—from beginning to end in one sitting—I found my heart… Continue reading

THE LAST CHANT – A SHORT STORY BY CHIN LI

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He’d been walking for a long time, from one end of the world to the other end. Starting as an old worn-out self, ending up as a mere handful of sand. But still,… Continue reading