A Literary Journal for Diverse Voices.

  • This Could Be Everything: Novel Review

    This Could Be Everything: Novel Review

    Review by Stacey O’Carroll Author: Eva Rice Publisher: Simon & Schuster RRP: $32.99 Release Date: 22 March 2023 “The way through was by moving, by keeping moving, by waking up and stepping onto hard pavements and walking and walking. It felt logical. Movement was a solution of sorts, a way of getting through the days.”…

  • Henry VIII’s True Daughter – Catherine Carey, A Tudor Life: Nonfiction Review

    Henry VIII’s True Daughter – Catherine Carey, A Tudor Life: Nonfiction Review

      Review by Stacey O’Carroll Author: Wendy J Dunn Publisher Pen & Sword Books RRP: $70.00AU Release Date: 30 November 2023 “Many close to court suspected that Mary Boleyn’s two oldest children were fathered by not her husband but the king.” With multiple books, movies and television shows, one could be forgiven for thinking they…

  • Interview with Catherine Therese

    Interview with Catherine Therese

    Being understanding even in the most challenging circumstances. By Louise Sapphira There is not one emotion to explain how a reader can feel, because it can be based on the perspective taken. One way to describe Catherine Therese’s fictional novel Things She Would Have Said Herself is that it gives so many layers to the…

  • Things She Would Have Said Herself: Novel Review 

    Things She Would Have Said Herself: Novel Review 

    Review by Stacey O’Carroll Author: Catherine Therese Publisher: Hachette RRP: $32.99 Release Date: 29 March 2023 “There was no greater mystery to Leslie Bird, aside from Sydney real estate, than her own children.” Catherine Therese Look close enough, and every family has a Leslie Bird. What if you said all those wild thoughts and opinions…

  • Her Sunburnt Country: Nonfiction Review 

    Her Sunburnt Country: Nonfiction Review 

    Review by Stacey O’Carroll Author: Deborah FitzGerald Publisher: Simon & Schuster RRP: $55.00 Release Date: 30 August 2023 “I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains. I love her far horizons, I love her jewel-sea, Her beauty and her terror The wide brown land…

  • SHADES OF YELLOW

    SHADES OF YELLOW

    By Wendy J. Dunn Let me count the shades of Yellow: first, a bright morn in a golden dell cowslips’ bells knell welcoming cockcrow as fairies dance their salute to spring drinking dew From a sacred chalice. Betrayal, illness, life giving warmth Yellow can mean so many things But fairies also know yellow warns of…

  • Hope

    Hope

    By Wendy J. Dunn   From the party next door loud music erases any possibility of sleep   I lay in bed and think of the young Our young facing a future when the planet burns (If not burning now)   I think of our young in city streets absent from school told activism is…

  • My Demeter

    By Jena Woodhouse   What can I do for my Demeter, now that she has no earthly needs?   Mistakes are buried or erased; even glorious deeds fade –   It seems there’s nothing more that I can do for her, except to be     Focus of poem: This poem is from a longer sequence…

  • Trauma

    Trauma

    By Jacob Pilkington   Sirens ululated in the distance. He could feel the air cling to him. All the drops of him leaked out on the ground in a puddle of horror-movie red. He knew he’d caught a bullet to the head, and this was how he was going to check out. Then the tumbling…

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    Untitled Poem.

    By Mickey Stosser   Sometimes I dream that I’m kissing a man. Sometimes he’s tall. Sometimes he’s broad. Sometimes he’s dark. Sometimes he’s rough. Mostly, he’s sweet. He’s gentle. He’s funny. My hair, though, is always long and brown. Even in my dreams, there is no other version of me who is kissing a man.…

  • Erin Jamieson

    Erin Jamieson

    Erin Jamieson (she/her) holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Miami University. Her writing has been published in over eighty literary magazines, including a Pushcart Prize nomination. She is the author of a poetry collection (Clothesline, 2023) and four poetry chapbooks. Her latest poetry chapbook, Fairytales, was published by Bottle Cap Press.

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    Untitled Poem.

    By Mickey Stosser   And he said “I’m sorry” And then he left And then I’m left Standing there wondering what to do next   My first thought is to run to you While my limbs are still holding on by a thread But it’s not the first time And it won’t be the last…

  • Lilly Pilly

    Lilly Pilly

    By Karla Whitmore   Soon, between winter and full bloom spring this tree will reach the peak of its ascent outdoing promise at planting, thought a shrub it billowed like an Edwardian lady’s hat in stately wallpaper green dotted with puffball flowers bedecked in lorikeets or autumn berries, purple and replete another space in tribal…

  • sōma

    sōma

    By Cici Zhu It’s a little after seven when I wake. I open one eye at first and for a split second am overcome with panic. I stayed outside to watch the sunset yesterday and when I returned home, blinking incessantly, Mama scolded me for damaging my eyes. My mind awakens and I realise I…

  • When I’ve Gone

    When I’ve Gone

    By Karla Whitmore   What I’ll miss is the envelope of green that bears the cycle of the seasons trees, shrubs and flowering stems a constancy of summer autumn winter spring I’ll miss walking my suburban streets passing through cloistered eucalypt trunks in the park where children laugh on swings and off leash dogs fuelled…

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