poetry

Here Come the Dogs

Omar Musa


Revelatory and incendiary, Here Come the Dogs is a window into the youth of contemporary multicultural Australia, through the lives of three disaffected, hedonistic, aspirational and sometimes violent young men on the edge. Fresh in form and content, a hip-hop novel by a unique literary talent.

We Come Apart

Sarah Crossan & Brian Conaghan


CW: family and intimate partner violence

Jess would never have looked twice at Nicu if her friends hadn’t left her in the lurch. Nicu thinks Jess is beautiful. As Nicu and Jess get closer, their secrets come to the surface like bruises. The only safe place they have is with each other. But they can’t be together, forever, and stay safe – can they?

‘You Get Proud By Practicing’

Laura Hershey


Laura Hershey’s poems and essays explore diverse topics including body, nature, community, activism, social justice and more. She is internationally recognised for her activism and advocacy on a wide range of disability rights and social justice issues, and her poem You Get Proud by Practicing is beloved by many in the disability community.

Lemons in the Chicken Wire

Alison Whittaker


At times sensual, always potent, Lemons in the Chicken Wire delivers a collage of work that reflects rural identity through a rich medley of techniques and forms. It is an audacious and lyrical poetry collection that possesses a rare edginess and seeks to challenge our imagination beyond the ordinary.

Sister Heart

Sally Morgan


A young Aboriginal girl is taken from the north of Australia and sent to an institution in the distant south. There, she slowly makes a new life for herself and, in the face of tragedy, finds strength in new friendships.

Ruby Moonlight

Ali Cobby Eckermann


It is 1880. Ruby, refugee of a massacre, shelters in the South Australian woods where she befriends an Irish trapper. Her fear of discovery is overcome by her need for human contact, which is ultimately challenged by an Aboriginal lawman