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Jessie Perrin / Loni Jeffs

Swallowing by Jessie Perrin with artwork by Loni Jeffs I had told him before that I did not like chicken soup but he made it anyway. ‘Chicken soup for dinner! Makes you feel better!’ I want to give him a look. I thought about the […]

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Rose Barnsley / Manou Staedel-Arnould

American Dream by Rose Barnsley with artwork by Manou Staedel-Arnould    I met the American Dream when I was in Bali. It was on a field waist deep in very fast children. The children were playing soccer.    It seemed dazzled by their speed. It kept making […]

Kristin Chang

Yilan By Kristin Chang This river has a bad habit of clearing itself like a throat. The waves like coughs, slight foam haloing our ankles. It’s summer and māma’s listening to the radio outside, far from the bank because she doesn’t like wet things. Legend […]

Fanny Mac

Sealegs  By Fanny Mac With artwork by Fanny Mac he doesn’t say much, and his general demeanour is that he is disinterested. but one thing’s for sure. our skipper, Andreas has the most beautiful sealegs that I’ve ever seen. from the knee down, a sculpture […]

Yoshi / Fanny Mac

Somersault By Yoshi Roy With artwork by Fanny Mac chapter 1 the hole: inside of a dead bird’s mouth becomes home to next winter’s sarcasm i stayed behind my mother’s back a long time because i am afraid to suffer i am afraid of colors […]

Gianina Carter / Emma Jensen

Do We Talk? By Gianina Carter With artwork by Emma Jensen Once my father said to me over the phone, ‘You’re fine,’ more than once, a lot of times. Next to me at our dining table as clouds leak in past the cubed window. ‘As […]

Hollen V

Podes By Hollen V We talk for a long time about platypi – platypodes is more correct, platypi is a bastard of Latin, legitimised by commonality – before my courage screws to the screwing place. In conclusion,    So far it’s Schrodinger’s foetus.  Left unchecked, it […]

Jessie Berry-Porter / G. E. Young

etiology of the imperfect patient and/or the last time i saw dr. theodorus By Jessie Berry-Porter With artwork by G.E. Young [Prelude: From age sixteen through to twenty-one I spent the majority of my time inside a private psychiatric facility alternating between inpatient and outpatient […]

Dylan Murphy / Loni Jeffs

Alnilam and the Multiverse Theory  By Dylan Murphy  With artwork by Loni Jeffs It’s a quarter to three in the morning and my flatmate and I are at our front door because I’m trying to unlock it. The task is taking longer than usual in […]

Josefina Huq / Claire Wildish

La Piscina  By Josefina Huq With artwork by Claire Wildish By three o’clock we would be in the pool. Partially clothed, sometimes completely naked. All of us small and brown and getting darker under the sun piercing through the palm trees that surround. The boys […]

Francesca Kritikos

2 Peoms By Francesca Kritikos Lana Turner i want to dye my hair like hers check her horoscope on the radio every morning leave gifts at the altar of her bed isn’t it womanly to beg? i always dream of fresh oysters just out of […]

Calypso Spendlove

the sacrificial leaves of the mangrove tree By Calypso Spendlove   yellowing whispers curt quiet enough for me to hear the rending of you and I patience is the key to wounded pride and the expanded space between your heart and mine. you made me […]

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Saaro Umar

Wake By Saaro Umar silversun pickups are so transcendent. they like the soundtrack to a romantic comedy right when the girl starts running real fast, the trees start blurring. she think she escaping this bad lover when really she running to remember athletics as a […]

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Eileen Myles: In Texas

What Would Heal My Weird Heart? Words with Eileen Myles in New York and Texas We are driving across America in a white van named Gracie 2. Twice we see Eileen Myles speaking: once in New York – the city that harboured her years as […]

Samantha Abdy / Loni Jeffs

Hysterical Orgasms and All The Violence: On Mystic Women in the Medieval Period By Samantha Abdy With artwork by Loni Jeffs   The creature glided across the ceiling, feral and sweet – a baby; his face of unparalleled beauty. Sweat gleaning over his small features. In […]

Ashley Opheim / Corrie Wilson

Labia By Ashley Opheim With artwork by Corrie Wilson With a tiny turquoise stone tucked in my bra, I am vibrating at the frequency of ice. She wears a slouchy ‘grunge revival’ sweater. One of her black leggings is tucked into her combat boots. The […]

Darcey Steinke: In New York

An Interview With Novelist Darcey Steinke in Brooklyn, NYC Words by Mia-Francesca McAuslan Images by Loni Jeffs The inside of Darcey Steinke’s old Victorian house in Brooklyn, New York City, looks a little like how I imagine the inside of her mind might look: – […]

Daphné B / Marie-Audrey Jacques

One Poem By Daphné B. With artwork by Audrey-Marie Jacques there’s a poem in the women’s bathroom ‘my love i will never heal if you keep fucking my wound’ this is how a woman feels a million times the same choreography it’s sunday night violin […]

Fawn Parker / Loni Jeffs

Plasty By Fawn Parker With artwork by Loni Jeffs It had all been arranged. Six months in the making, give or take. But see then once we met I just didn’t know what to do. It was a real big fork in the aesthetic road, […]

A Series of Un/Natural/Disasters

Admist Otherwise Most Cruel Animals: A Review of Cheena Marie Lo’s ‘A Series of Un/Natural/Disasters’ (Commune Editions, 2016) By Cason Sharpe  George Bush doesn’t care about Black people. I remember watching Kanye’s iconic off-script statement during NBC’s 2005 live benefit concert for victims of Hurricane […]

Sarah Jean Alexander / Loni Jeffs

It’s yours so of course it is beautiful By Sarah Jean Alexander With artwork by Loni Jeffs   I’ve walked in circles before you know it’s hard to stop once you’ve reached the perfect ratio tight and bulbous and fast and absolute and it’s in […]

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Vivienne Cutbush

Vivienne Cutbush is a Sydney-based writer, artist, list-maker and coffee-drinker. Her work blurs the line between writing and art. You can see her visual inventory at @antwerpenblog or read her words on Antwerpen.

Eli Jack Lynch

Palentine’s Day By Eli Jack Lynch It’s minus forty in Montreal so we all sit (minus you) around the cat pee smelling faded yellow couch in my bedroom and Avi asks the room how do you know when you have a crush and Nour and […]

Caroline Rayner / Carabella Sands

party heart By Caroline Rayner With artwork by Carabella Sands  text from my friend- birth control makes her want to die & i measure my thigh gap– five almonds in a shot glass– at the art lecture we both bleed & can’t skip school but […]

Tara McGowan-Ross / Leo Miskin

Water in Arabic By Tara McGowan-Ross With artwork by Leo Miskin you are still too young to know why I sometimes pluck you from the floor just to hold you (just to feel your weight on me) one day you will be old enough to […]

Sarah Goldfarb

Inertia By Sarah Goldfarb    I found myself in los angeles for halloween a girl-ghost twisting in the shade of palms in the afternoon don’t tell me I didn’t look holy that day: arms straight above my head and consumption in my eyes I don’t […]

Lech Blaine / Yasmin Keany

Bloom By Lech Blaine With artwork by Yasmin Keany Elijah was staying at a halfway house beside the racecourse. It was arranged by a charity called Changing Lanes. You fill out an A4 sheet with hobbies and rental history and recent mental illnesses. A few […]

Vince Ruston / Corrie Wilson

  Unadulterated – A Cento By Vince Ruston With artwork by Corrie Wilson   In this casual intimacy We take up so much more space than we used to Beyond      “existing”: no longer any desire or need to connect. it is invisible: this casual […]

Erin Taylor / Tommy Camerno

  it is march now By Erin Taylor With artwork by Tommy Camerno   we are making love in technicolour on a tiny screen in a tiny roof & everyone is peeping tom from the building across the crowded peopled street we are on display […]

Mia-Francesca McAuslan / Stella Clough

Savasana By Mia-Francesca McAuslan With artwork by Stella Clough (Corpse Pose) He sent a picture of his wrist, freshly tattooed with the Sigil of Lilith: Adam’s wife made of clay. Briefly, I allowed myself to pine for the bird-claw hands that once wrapped around mine […]

Emma Marie Jones / Loni Jeffs

libra odd spots™ By Emma Marie Jones With artwork by Loni Jeffs i read on a sanitary pad once that humans, kilo for kilo, produce more heat than the sun. maybe we (perhaps without realising it) orbit each other thru the house, laying our bodies […]

Rachelle Toarmino / Claudia de Salvo

leaving in five By Rachelle Toarmino With artwork by Claudia de Salvo how you sound when you’re listing the reasons for breaking up with me is like you’re telling me about the specials at the restaurant and I start dreaming in the middle of each […]

Vincent Silk / Alan Weedon

watering the plants By Vincent Silk With Artwork by Alan Weedon after all these years      i’m still ravenous for it and i would rip it out of your hands    if i saw you with it my elbow slipped off the table and i spilled coffee […]

Caitlin McGregor / Carabella Sands

Stigmata By Caitlin McGregor With artwork by Carabella Sands Church pews soak up sweat. I don’t know of any other wood that soaks up sweat, not the way church pew wood does. When you kneel down on the kneeler, and grip the back of the […]

Romy Durrant / Penny Goring

A Short Story Written When 13 Years Old By Romy Durrant With artwork by Penny Goring I found this story – if you can call it one – on an old hard drive of mine last year. It was written in 2007; the year I […]

Susie Anderson / Frances Cannon

2 Poems By Susie Anderson With artwork by Frances Cannon   dorito bed isn’t it romantic how “this is all there is” you know how temporality can either motivate or freeze you i’m feeling kinda sexy and impermanent romantic aggression is amongst my regular behavioural […]

Jini Maxwell / Loni Jeffs

The Lines That Planes Leave in the Sky By Jini Maxwell With artwork by Loni Jeffs I can imagine it, you know: me in my straw hat and sunburn and you picking a tomato and throwing it into the dirt, a plump home for larvae— […]

Tahlia Chloe / Alan Weedon

An Effigy By Tahlia Chloe With artwork by Alan Weedon Beyond the window the land rolls into itself. I watch Peter survey the fields. The horses are in the paddock and the sun has nestled into the sky. Peter won’t be back until eight, so […]

Agatha Moar

Impressions of the United States (San Francisco and Monterey Bay) By Agatha Moar   Images of this country have made their way, mainly through film, into Australian hearts and minds. I expected to combust stereotypes. I saw Eighties style cop cars, happy clapper churches and […]

Angel Doberman / Rahel Tierbach

Everything I Have Ever Downloaded I Have Used Once By Angel Doberman With artwork by Rahel Tierbach yes I’m on the brink of bankruptcy, But i’m not indolent, I’m just wholeheartedly reticent follow me, it’s a bit of a walk, Like Aesthetically. it’s not even […]

Jeremy Mair / Sophie McPike

Two Poems By Jeremy Mair With artwork by Sophie McPike Symmetry/Cemetry so, we are                        riding the number one tram                        up Lygon street together because it’s warm in here half my mind turns to you                        enjoys the way you appear to perceive warmth                        like I do […]

Emily Carney / Marla Celeste

3 Poems By Emily Carney With artwork by Marla Celeste box of ‘really good’ tampons weathering a storm imagined myself walking through forever 21 in metal overalls and felt pain I am within touching distance of ‘complete and devastating abandonment’ remember last fall, when we […]

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Lora Li / Yasmin Keany

  3 Poems By Lora Li With artwork by Yasmin Keany Our shadow I’m aware of my shadows they’re my home from which i step into the light Homage to Su You are beautiful You are secretive You are gone Quarantine the cat, small expensive […]

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Mia-Francesca McAuslan / Loni Jeffs

Ghost Moose By Mia-Francesca McAuslan With artwork by Loni Jeffs i. Ghost moose are the only white-coated moose. They are covered in parasites. The ticks take so much blood that the creature’s starving body raids its bone marrow, muscles and heart for protein. They get […]

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Yuki Iwama / Romy Durrant TW

The following piece has trigger warnings for sexual abuse, incest, pedophilia and violence. sun spit tastes like… By Yuki Iwama With artwork by Romy Durrant 1 she doesn’t have a face, so she sits in the room with a sheet over her head. Daddy’s built […]

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Zoe Dzunko / Loni Jeffs

from Fake Flowers Last Forever By Zoe Dzunko With artwork by Loni Jeffs I overhear you slamming the front door this place is killing me! Drop your bags down and a cold can buzzes open. I understand our days are numbered by parking meters I […]

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