Tell Me Like You Mean It is an e-chapbook edited by Melody Paloma and Mikaila Hanman Siegersma (Frankie), published as a partnership between Australian Poetry and Cordite Poetry Review. You can read the e-chapbook in full at Cordite Poetry Review.

It features 21 poems from young and emerging poets and sits alongside a linked reading series, presented by Australian Poetry and hosted by Melody Paloma in Sydney and Melbourne. The first in the reading series takes place at The Emerging Writers’ Festival as part of AP’s Australian Poets’ Festival on the 19th of June with readings from Saaro Umar, Elena Gomez and Sian Vate. 

Australian Poetry acknowledges the generous, collegial support of Cordite Poetry Review and the also generous support of our 2017 festival/publications funders – Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria.


Bella Li | Excerpt from ‘Pérouse, ou, Une semaine de disparitions’, Argosy | 9″x12″