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Sally Fitts is interested in creative non-fiction and poetry. Her creative life so far has been as a visual artist, and you can see some of her work at sallyfitts.com. This is Sally’s first published work.  

Taking it to the Limit

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language. Jenny Valentish’s ‘Everything Harder Than Everyone Else’ was published in June 2021 by Black Inc. Read an extract from the book below.  

The Act of Listening

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language. Inga Liljestrom is an Australian singer-songwriter currently living in the UK. She has released albums internationally, written music for nature documentaries, teaches sound healing and is currently working on a PhD about the creative Muse.  

The Vernacular of Flesh

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language. Andy Jackson’s latest collection of poems, ‘Music Our Bodies Can’t Hold’, was shortlisted for the 2020 John Bray Poetry Award.  

Lexias of the Body

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language. Lesh Karan is a Melbourne-based poet and writer. Recent publications include ‘Cordite’, ‘Australian Poetry Anthology’ and ‘Not Very Quiet’.  

Atlas Obscura

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language. Louise Baxter is an editor who writes poetry, plays, fiction and film. Her book, ‘Grief has teeth’, is out in July. She is an endometriosis advocate.  

Queens

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language. Ellen van Neerven is the author of ‘Throat’, published by UQP in 2020. This poem was originally published in that collection.  

Facial Fat Deposits Maketh the Man

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language. Sam Elkin is a writer living in Footscray (Naarm). His essays have been published in ‘Griffith Review’ and ‘Overland’.  

A Body in Hiding

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language. Fiona Murphy is a Deaf poet and essayist. Her memoir, ‘The Shape of Sound’, is out now through Text Publishing.  

Body

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language. Kat Phyn is a poet/singer-songwriter/writer from Aotearoa NZ, who loves words and rhythm and writes about body-positivity and self-worth.  

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