The Swallow after Survival by Alcestis

The Swallow after Survival by Alcestis

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This book contains mature themes and strong violence. If you are below 15 years of age, we recommend you do not continue reading.

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Living and dead at once, how may that be? 

;even now she sinks in death, and sorrows her last’

she wrestles with grim

for her hearty return – 

she must purge hades’ hand

as her human justification 

for death,

has rewarded her once-deadened voice

and now she must yell.

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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.