There will come a time when we don’t need a hero like the Doctor.
Heroes are important.
Heroes tell us who we want to be.
They didn’t give him a tank or warship or an X-Wing.
They didn’t give him a superpower or a heat-ray,
when they made this particular hero they didn’t give him a gun.
They gave him an extra heart.
They gave him a screwdriver to fix things.
They gave him a call box from which you can call for help.
And that’s extraordinary.
There will never come a time when we don’t need a hero like the Doctor.
Over the course of 2023, a select group of young writers was invited to take part in a year-long writing program at Story Factory. Their goal was to produce a collection of poetry. This is one of the collections produced in these workshops.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
This project has been supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.
We would like to thank Midland Typesetters for generously typesetting these manuscripts. Thanks also to the poets who visited the workshops and shared their knowledge and passion: BEA, Eileen Chong, Jazz Money and Omar Sakr.