Language would not exist without the body: In Conversation with Sandra Ridley

Sandra Ridley’s latest book, Silvija, is a sequence of five feverish elegies which combine narrative lyric and experimental verse styles to manifest dark themes related to love and loss: the traumas of psychological suffering (isolation and confinement), physical abuse (by parent and partner), terminal illness (brain tumour and heart attack), revelation, resolution, and healing. Pulsing

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‘Being alive is hella complex and I want art that reflects that!’: In Conversation with Mat Laporte

RATS NEST, the long-awaited debut book by Mat Laporte is a mysterious and sometimes hallucinogenic sci-fi short story collection that builds a narrative out of the complexity and dialectical uncertainty that many people feel about being alive in the 21st century. RATS NEST introduces readers to a protoplasmic, fantastical underworld, as navigated by a self-reproducing

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In Conversation: Phil Hall Chats with Wanda Praamsma About his Latest Collection, Conjugation

From award-winning poet, and our own senior poetry editor, Phil Hall, comes his latest collection of poetry, Conjugation. The term “conjugation” refers to more than the obvious grammatical movement of pronouns through time (I am / you are / they will be). For, in Biology, it also refers to the transfer of information between cells. Conjugation sees an

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Spotlight on the Latest Issue of BafterC, Guest Edited by Jess Taylor

Today, we’re shining the spotlight on BafterC Vol. 8 No 1, which was guest-edited by none other than Jess Taylor, author of the acclaimed debut story collection, Pauls. This NEW MOTION ISSUE of BafterC (with bold new design!) contains work by Spencer Gordon, Chad Campbell, Phoebe Wang, Dominique Bernier-Cormier, Mat Laporte, Jessie Jones, Jesse Eckerlin, JC Bouchard,

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