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If there is a butterfly that drinks tears. on the left is an author's shot of a woman with short brown hair dressed in black and holding her arm in front of her. There is a blue and green backdrop. On the right is a book cover with an abstract pale image of a vertical line and large grey dot.
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Book review: If There Is a Butterfly That Drinks Tears, Natalie Damjanovich-Napoleon

A poetry collection that meditates on the complexities of motherhood.

Image: Supplied. On the left is a photo of a women with light skin and long brown hair looking at the viewer and smiling. Her hand is placed below her chin and she is leaning on a table, wearing a short sleeve black tshirt. The right is the cover of the collection, with bright pink background and curvy letters spelling out 'She's Not Normal'.
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Book review: She's Not Normal, Koraly Dimitriadis

While some poems are laced with humour and others dwell in darkness, this collection spans the female experience, from migrant…

A Brief History of Thought. Image is on the left an upper body shot of author John Bryson, a bald-headed smiling man in a dark shirt and light jacket, on the right a book cover with an illustration of a headshot of the same man in sepia but looking dour.
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Book review: A Brief History of Thought – Unfinished, John Bryson

If anyone is up to the ambitious task of analysing the history of thought, it is the author of 'Evil…

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Writing NSW

Poetry Workshop: The Archive of Remembering and Forgetting with Sara Saleh

Explore the ways in which a poem can serve as an archive of personal and political hauntings and history.

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Writing NSW

Online Feedback: Poetry with Fiona Wright

Poet Fiona Wright will provide feedback on your poetry in an online classroom environment.

Eggs. Image is a woman in a sleeveless green dress and a book cover of a doughnut shaped object.
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Book review: How To Order Eggs Sunny Side Up, Lisa Collyer

A debut collection of poetry that breaks down taboos about the state of women’s bodies and the state of the…

The Flirtation of Girls. Image is a book cover with a woman sitting in a patterned teacup as if it were a hip bath. On the left is an author head shot of a woman in a brown top and beige head scarf.
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Book review: The Flirtation of Girls/Ghazal el-Banat, Sara M Saleh

A debut collection of poetry navigating the lives of Arab-Australian Muslim women.

Image shows love hearts and hands, a drawing by kindergarten and year 1 students at Gymea North Primary School, showing in Every Step Counts and responding to 'Respectful Relationships'
Education & Student News

Kids' art and poetry exhibition at NSW Parliament House celebrates respectful relationships

Showcasing work by primary and secondary school students from 28 NSW public schools, the 'Every Step Counts' exhibition responds to…

Gunasekera. Production still from ‘You're So Brave’. Photo: Rama Dolman. The image shows a female figure holding a microphone in the centre against a stage with red light and two projector panels on each side.
Features

Patrick Gunasekera and Georgi Ivers: two artists and their journeys in crip time

Care can come in the form of time, patience, flexibility and community engagement in a world that still poses so…

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A slower, less transactional biennial for Adelaide

Prefacing the human condition, and the healing aspect of intimate spaces, the next edition of the Adelaide Biennial of Australia…

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