Category: Issue Six

  • Eugen Bacon reflects on Issue Six.

    Eugen Bacon reflects on Issue Six.

    What is so special about Other Terrain? The diversity it offers. Together with an enthusiastic team of editors, we came across distinct pieces in fiction, poetry, essays and book reviews, each with its unique gaze at the world around us, at the universe of our minds. What inspires writers? Why, see those stories cartwheel around…

  • Anne Casey reflects on Issue Six.

    Anne Casey reflects on Issue Six.

    In considering poems for publication in Other Terrain, we seek to be moved in some way. Beyond cleverness and adept use of devices, we want to be challenged or changed – shake us, rattle us, wake us, slay us! For us, that is one of the greatest gifts of poetry, to be transported out of the…

  • Strand


    By Felicity Plunkett Every poem has a secret addressee. Every secret a shoreline. Mine loosens like a tooth. I wake to three knocks. Three times no one there. Knocks echo through an empty house until I am empty of dreams. An owl at noon means death. Your death eyeing me, still, from a tree one leafless…

  • Marked


    By Kathryn Lamont Prologue:   It became apparent in the year 2700 that collective memories and artefacts would not be enough to remember the events of the past. If left unattended, a millennia’s worth of information, achievements and lessons would be lost.  The solution, presented in the year 3021, was time travel. Brave men and…

  • Clear Shelter

    Clear Shelter

    By Avi Leibovitch   The benches were too wet to sit on, so I stood like everyone else on the platform. The rain tapped a furious rhythm on the concrete ground. I was tired after a long day at the office, and the thought of going home and collapsing into bed had me clenching my…

  • Pseudopangea


    By Jeremy C. North The land was once one. It stood as a lone entity, encompassing every continental body so rigorously defined by mappers in present day. There were no arguments about whether the borders between Europe and Asia were arbitrary, or if the Americas should be better categorised as one unit. There was only…

  • Jane Clarke

    Jane Clarke

    Jane Clarke’s first collection, The River, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2015 to both public and critical acclaim. Her second collection, When the Tree Falls will be published by Bloodaxe in 2019. She will also have an illustrated sequence of poems, All the Way Home,published by Smith/Doorstop in 2019. In 2017 she was awarded an Arts…

  • Begging Another Draft

    Begging Another Draft

    By Lyn Zelen Call yourself a writer? The thoughts spit back at me, mocking my fingers as they hover over the keyboard. No, I can’t. I’m not ready. Self-deprecating comments spin around my brain at Formula One speed. That chapter is not good enough for the memoir; it’s begging another draft.  The cushion behind my lumbar…

  • AU S T R A L I A N  A I R

    AU S T R A L I A N  A I R

    By Solli Raphael  Air it’s the invisible goodness, that links our brain with full gain, so we can think without a strain, and without it, we would probably go insane.   And it goes through our blood veins, and acts like a water main, the more we get, the more our plants grow, the more…

  • BANDIT	 (1999-2016)


    By Judith Beveridge     Published in Sun Music: New and Selected Poems, Giramondo Publishing, 2018.   Read Judith’s interview here.      

  • Who owns the field?

    Who owns the field?

    by Jane Clarke   Published in The River (Bloodaxe Books 2015). 

  • Kangaroo Moon

    Kangaroo Moon

    By Michael Farrell Published in I Love Poetry (Giramondo 2017). Translated by Iris Fan.

  • The hawk in your thoughts

    The hawk in your thoughts

    by Michael Aiken.  

  • It’s all grist for the mill.

    It’s all grist for the mill.

    By Jessica Murdoch.   Stephen King, Dr. Roxane Gay, Phillip Pullman, Joanne Harris, J.K. Rowling, John Marsden, Oodgeroo Noonuccal. The list of writers who teach (or used to) is a long and illustrious one. These two roles seem to be two paths which are able to successfully intertwine. What is it about these careers that make…

  • A Ghazal: in Europe

    A Ghazal: in Europe

    By Jayant Kashyap After our ship took to air, through the skies, the first prayers we swore in Europe. Reaching the clouds weather took dramatic turns, but omens much we forbore in Europe. When we touched what we had never known, we thought, what remained but to explore in Europe? With every good touch of…