Category: Columns

  • In Communion with Calliope #4: Ghost

    In Communion with Calliope #4: Ghost

    In Communion with Calliope is a weekly poetry column by Ivana Devcic. My mouth floods with bitter tears,and in this noose I surge and thrashas though I were drowning in the sea;I sit in the deafening darkness,and wonder how this curse befell me. A hollow gaze meets me in the mirror,and I stagger, dazed with…

  • In Communion with Calliope #3: Sacrifice

    In Communion with Calliope #3: Sacrifice

    In Communion with Calliope is a weekly poetry column by Ivana Devcic. Have I not bled and burned enough for you? Tested, and found wanting,I lay prostrate, my heart thrownto the floor, trailing blooddroplets like arillate gems.  Breath smouldering like smoke,I am nothing but an offering to this terrible, baleful god –but I am granted no boon.…

  • Exquisite Consequences #3: This Summer and All the Summers After

    Exquisite Consequences #3: This Summer and All the Summers After

    Exquisite Consequences is a fortnightly game of literary tag, where the only rule is that each piece must begin with the last line of the work preceding it. This Summer and All the Summers Afterby Michelle Huynh Nana, I’m just calling you to say that we’re on the road back home now, and I hope…

  • Movable Feast #2: Zora Neale Hurston

    Movable Feast #2: Zora Neale Hurston

    ‘Movable Feast’ is a fortnightly philosophy and culture column by Rhys Rushton. The term ‘movable feast’ is taken from the Hemingway novel of the same name, and references that there are experiences and ideas that you take with you throughout your life and inform how you live. Today we are inundated with information. It’s hard…

  • In Communion with Calliope: #2 Demeter

    In Communion with Calliope: #2 Demeter

    In Communion with Calliope is a weekly poetry column by Ivana Devcic. Oh, muse, settle down beside me while I recount: My mother,  Demeter, the goddess of agriculture, of the harvest; the timeless martyr, closeted me, tried to bury my will  with her changing moods, between her changing seasons. She named me a goddess of…

  • How to Talk About Movies at a BBQ #2: The Australian Dream

    How to Talk About Movies at a BBQ #2: The Australian Dream

    ‘How to Talk About Movies’ is a fortnightly column by Michelle Wang.In this column, Michelle Wang watches all the latest hit films and breaks down how they can ease the social pressure when you’re in need of conversation. scenario one: cold one in hand, you’ve just finished discussing the host’s home renovation, especially the incredible…