Paean to a 1996 Psychotic Breakdown (Ariel Riveros Pavez)

Endless digging like a clown in any Shakespeare play. When psuche realised that she breathed with the plant time became a taught rope of sense and nonsense and happiness and it didn’t matter if the word plant was an actual plant it didn’t matter I thought numbers were things that I could ask their what […]

Verity La Reviews

The State of Australian Reality: Roanna Gonsalves’ The Permanent Resident and Anthony Macris’ Inexperience and other stories

Review by David Thomas Henry Wright Edited by Robyn Cadwallader Roanna Gonsalves’ The Permanent Resident and Anthony Macris’ Inexperience and other stories are both short(er) story collections. Both were published in 2016 by University of Western Australia Publishing. Both explore contemporary definitions of Australian-ness and all that does (and does not) entail. Both highlight the importance […]

Lies To Live By

From the Corner of My Eye
(Jillian Butler)

If singles’ bars are hell, then lesbian bars are the deepest fucking circle. I was a newbie, a baby Dyke, fresh meat and everyone in the place knew it. In this bar, the other lesbians knew your stats: how long you had been out, your age, and your ‘label’ (Butch, Baby Dyke, Dyke, Femme, Soft-Butch, […]

Stars

MARRIAGE EQUALITY STARS 2017 (Rachael Nielsen)

The Australian people are poised to see if those most comfortable with snail mail will give the freaks permission to get into bed with their heterosexual privilege and allow them to start legitimately shopping for blood diamonds at Tiffany’s. When this hate campaign of misinformation and misuse of millions of dollars is over and queers […]

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