Within your hands lies the tales that
would have remained within the thresholds of my mind
if I didn’t decide to take a step beyond my walls
that were built to keep me safefrom discomfort and unfamiliarity.
So please, handle these tales with care and submerge yourself amongst the words
painted amongst the pages before you.
Over the course of 2020, a select group of young writers were 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 poetry collections produced in these workshops. Story Factory gratefully acknowledges the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund for supporting the Year of Poetry 2020. Original artwork by Gareth Hipwell.