The Mother Load: Consolation and Happiness in Lorraine McGuigan’s Blood Plums and Lucy Williams’ internal weather

Review by Phillip Hall These two books from Walleah Press explore our intimate familial relationships in ways that prize domestic security while interrogating the many things that would threaten it, including death and bereavement, the separation of parents, and pedophilia. These collections are as beautiful and nourishing as they are searching and defiant. Lucy Williams […]

Clozapine Clinic — The Frater Project

The Electric Journal
(David Stavanger)

Day I become ‘treatment-resistant’ to drugs. They advise me I would be better served with other recreational pursuits. Days They are talking up the effectiveness of brain damage. I recall a child I knew in my street who could nose bleed on the spot. I see the colour red. Two of them sit in the […]

Heightened Talk

Bivouac (Charlotte Guest)

The terms of our arrangement are revised every three days. You trace my bones, protruding through my skin, as we recap the clauses, their causes, and intended effects. Let’s press together the bodies we live in, and, in doing so, express a great deal. Let’s let in a modicum of wildness. Let’s select for each […]


VALENTINE’S DAY STARS 2017! (Rachael Nielsen)

The world is on the edge of great catastrophe; Trump and Colonial xenophobia have already come after many, and though it is a time to pull closer to love and intersectional solidarity, let’s not overlook the vast importance of celebrating commercial, heteronormative expressions of class-based solvency. For tis the season for female-read* people to be […]

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