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Limiting Disability in Literature

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language. Jessica White is the author of the novels ‘A Curious Intimacy’ and ‘Entitlement’, and a hybrid memoir about deafness, ‘Hearing Maud’.  

The Body Keeps the Score

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language. Scarlett Harris is a Melbourne culture critic. She is the author of the book ‘A Diva Was a Female Version of a Wrestler: An Abbreviated Herstory of World Wrestling Entertainment.’  (No mental health professionals who I reached out to …

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The Art of Confession

The following was published in the June – August 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Body Language. Jess Zanoni is a writer, musician and editor. Find her music as a member of pop trio Arbes, and her writing in ‘Cordite’ and ‘Voiceworks’.  

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.  

Coming Soon

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith. Idan Ben-Barak writes (mostly) science books for (mostly) children. Kids think they’re funny. He lives in Melbourne with his wife, his two boys and too many stringed instruments.  

A Verb Found

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith. Alison J Barton is a Melbourne-based poet and non-fiction writer. She attended writing school in the 2000s but her best expression came from introspection and learning the relation of the internal to the external world. Themes of feminism and psychoanalysis are …

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Four Letter Words

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith. By day, Tim Evans writes articles and web content. By night, he performs weird poems in front of strangers.  

The Year Before That

The following was published in the March – May 2021 edition of The Victorian Writer: Wordsmith. Dr Eugen Bacon is African Australian, a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She’s the author of ‘Claiming T-Mo’ (Meerkat Press) and ‘Writing Speculative Fiction’ (Macmillan). Her latest release ‘Speculate’ by Meerkat Press is a prose poetry collaboration with Dr …

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