Tell Me Like You Mean It: New Poems from Young and Emerging Poets, Vol. 1

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 was at The Emerging Writers’ Festival as part the Australian Poets Festival with readings from Saaro Umar, Elena Gomez and Sian Vate. The second reading was in Sydney with Allison Whittacker, Evelyn Araluen and Emily Stewart.

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″

Evelyn AraluenWangal Morning
Hera Lindsay BirdTax Return
Jessica Mei Chamseepage swan lake
Holly ChildsBlue Carbon, Intertidal
Amelia DaleThe Brandis Diaries
Elena Gomeznine minutes two seconds
Holly IsemongerSad Witch Psalms
Magan MaganThe Feet that Don’t Stop Will Come to Know Shame
Marjon MossammaparastThe Spanish Revelation
Leah MuddleCut and dried if only.
Claire NasharMy Kitchen Counter Said
Ella O’Keefefodder
Anupama Pilbrowmy mother told this story of the white girl in the library
Ryan Prehnante meridiem
Oscar SchwartzI’d Like to Take a Minute of Your Time to Discuss Short Cuts
Emily StewartAmerican forests are moving west and nobody knows why
Stacey Teaguetaitamāhine
Saaro Umaruntitled
Sian VateWorkplace Injury Compensation Form
Alison Whittakermurrispacetime
Evelyn AraluenNew Town