These poems are random moments or thoughts from my life, they are what scares and relieves me. They are bits and pieces of my young existence. It's the window to my mind. There are odes, acrostics and many more that sort of define me.
You will find poems about train stations, sadness, hummingbirds, emotions and happiness … I think. You’ll find anger and frustration in almost every poem but joy in others.
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.