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11/2/2018

Sometimes the genesis of an idea occurs before you realise it has been conceived. It’s the moment of confluence; a meeting place for the life force that has gone before and the beginning of the new. Like the two sandbars of Somers, the shipping channel of poetry began...

7/31/2018

Hi Everyone,

Anna here from Girls on Key. It has been over 4 years since I started Girls on Key as a small music gig in Northcote. I thought it would be time to share with you some of the successes and struggles Girls on Key has had, as it has developed to what it is to...

1/29/2017

How did you develop your idea for the Virtual Virtual Reality Show? What fascinates you so much about virtual reality? The first time I viewed a Virtual Reality short film with Google Cardboard completely spun me out…I felt pretty disorientated and was left wondering…i...

12/30/2016

photo credit: Arielle Cottingham by Brendan Bonsack

The interesting thing about having a poetry reading in Melbourne’s iconic La Mama theatre in Carlton, is you also get a different stage set each time. For the November event, this was the reflective square stage set fo...

12/15/2016

The iconic band room at the back of the Worker’s Club in Fitzroy is usually a noisy place, filled with the ghosts of audience members who have passed through over the years. It’s an eclectic venue, attracting bands from punk and hardcore, through to local alt. country...

10/10/2016

She’s a poet with a grape varietal as a namesake. In her debut poetry collection from Cordite Books, Autumn Royal uses this personal metaphor to full effect, even commenting on it baldly in her poem ‘viticulture’. Here she tells the pharmacist about her name meaning, w...

8/5/2016

It's not often you come across a poet who stops you in your tracks in the way that Genevieve McClean can. Not only is she a gifted wordsmith, but her stage presence is arresting; her voice distinctive. She has a musicality to her readings akin to freestyle jazz. With h...

7/1/2016

It's an unassuming green-blue cover; its title a simple invitation: Pick me up. Doing so won't disappoint. Filled with quirky black and white line drawings by local artist, pigeon, it reads like a well-crafted and open-hearted journal. A glimpse into the thoughts of a...

6/23/2016

A review of Comfort Food, poetry by Ellen van Neerven.


There isn't a single culture that doesn't understand the unifying experience of food, in its many guises of form, tradition, production and sharing. Its consumption is understood as one of the many sensual pleasure...

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