We are thrilled to bring you the online launch of the Australian Poetry Anthology Vol. 9! Hosted by guest editors Lucy Dougan and Michelle Cahill, the event will kick off on March 21st at 5:30pm Perth time both via Zoom and Facebook livestream. Check back here on the day for links. We are thrilled to include the following readers, who will be reading their work from the Anthology:

Magan Magan is the author of From Grains to Gold (Vulgar Press, 2018), a collection of poems about grief. His work has been published in The Saturday Paper, Cordite Poetry Review, The Lifted Brow and Plumwood Mountain Journal amongst others. Magan is a co – editor of Growing Up African In Australia (Black Inc, 2019).

Rose Lucas is a Melbourne poet and academic at Victoria University. Her most recent publications are 2020 Shelter in Place, a collaborative project with visual artist Sharon Monagle, poetry collection This Shuttered Eye, and the edited anthology Lockdown Poetry: The Covid Long Haul (Liquid Amber Press, 2021).

Anne-Marie Newton lives in Perth, Western Australia. Her work has appeared in numerous Australian literary journals, including Island, Cordite and Southerly, and has been broadcast on Australian national radio. She holds a PhD in Communication and Cultural Studies and teaches creative and professional writing at Curtin University.

Jane Gibian is a poet and librarian whose new collection of poetry is Beneath the Tree Line (Giramondo, 2021). Her work has been anthologised most recently in Contemporary Australian Poetry (Puncher and Wattmann) and Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry (Hunter).

Rae White is a non-binary transgender poet, writer and zinester. Their poetry collection Milk Teeth (UQP 2018) won 2017 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Rae’s second poetry collection Exactly As I Am will be published by UQP in 2022.

Alexis Late is a WA writer, book reviewer and music critic. Her work has appeared in Australian Poetry Journal, Southerly, Island, Australian Book Review, Cordite, Gusher, Collapse Board and elsewhere. She is currently editing her first collection of poetry and working on a novel set in the 1980s LA music scene.

Joshua Badge (they/them) is a queer writer and poet living on Wurundjeri land in Melbourne. Their writing has featured in The Guardian, Meanjin, Overland, and Junkee, and their poetry has appeared in Cordite and Going Down Swinging. They tweet @joshuabadge.

Daley Rangi is a Māori antidisciplinary artist generating unpredictable works and words. Speaking truth to power and reorienting hierarchies, Daley is inspired by ancestry and fuelled by injustice.

Riley Faulds is an environmental consultant in the streets and a Creative Writing Honours student in the sheets. His poems have been published in Westerly, Rabbit, and the birthday cards of family and friends. He is the 2021 Editor of Pelican Magazine.

Julie Watts is a Western Australian poet published in National and International journals and anthologies. She won The Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript 2018 and her second poetry collection, Legacy, was published by UWA Publishing in 2018.


Lucy Dougan’s books include Memory Shell (5 Islands Press), White Clay (Giramondo), Meanderthals (Web del Sol) and The Guardians (Giramondo); and her prizes the Mary Gilmore Award, the Alec Bolton Award and short-listings for the 2015 Queensland Premier’s Prize for Poetry and the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry. Her latest book, The Guardians, won the WA Premier’s Book Award for poetry in 2016. With Tim Dolin, she is co-editor of The Collected Poems of Fay Zwicky (UWAP, 2017).

Michelle Cahill was born in Kenya and lives on unceded Guringai lands. They have received prizes in poetry and fiction notably the UTS Glenda Adams Award for Letter to Pessoa, the KWS Hilary Mantel Short Story Competition, and the Red Room Poetry Fellowship in 2020. Vishvarupa was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. The Herring Lass was published by Arc. Woolf is forthcoming with Hachette.