QPF PHILIP BACON EKPHRASIS AWARD WINNERS 2017

Queensland Poetry Festival’s Philip Bacon Ekphrasis Award, now in its third year, is named after one of Australia’s premier art dealers. All the paintings used in the competition are personally selected by (and from the collection of ) Philip Bacon, the patron of Queensland’s only ekphrastic prize. The word ‘ekphrasis’ comes from the Greek ‘ek’ […]

Clozapine Clinic — The Frater Project

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, […]

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