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OUT by Zoe Xanadu

Out. I’m out. Mum, I’m gay,  I texted her. That’s nice dear.   As in you’ve renamed yourself, or like two poofy men? Homphobic bitch. Out. I’m out. Striding through the Autumn morning in my walking shoes Seeking solace in the beauty outside me from the rage that churns within The grey blanket of the pre-dawn […]

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Thuy On & Celine Yap DATE CHANGED Tuesday 9th November LIVE at Open Studio

Girls on Key are breaking out of zoom town and climbing out of our computer screens to bring you Thuy On and Celine Yap live at Open Studio!Event includes ten open mic spots(all genders welcome) and arrive promptly at 7pm to sign up.Apologies for the change of date, but the 9th November is THE date […]

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Captain Kindness by Anke MacLean

Entering data dailyFor the DepartmentDutifully and with diligence. Traveling by night in a heartbeatFrom moments of cruelty To places of violenceFrom hours of brutalityTo the instant of the latest abuse But seconds before it happens It’s a superpower.  The not-yet victims are whisked awayTo cotton-wool-confused safety But the perpetratorThe villainIs wrapped tightCloseIn a cape Smelling of sweet, […]

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Birthday Ditty by Carly Fern

36 today nothing profound to say just a birthday rhyme composed in the sunshine I thought it would be raining but p‘aps BOM‘s aim is waining a morning cup of tea daydreams of overseas A croissant for my breaky birthday basic Becky BUT perhaps St.Kilda brunch? I‘ve packed a lot of punch in my 3 […]

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Mushrooms

Last night I dreamt I was mushrooms many, an impossible body impusle led mycelium my spine I spoke a mouthless language all questions were answers already known although there really was nothing to know I was everything at once sugars of us hummed soft breath shared lung fusing time to matter fusing limbs to the […]

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Heard & Held

Welcome to Heard and Held creative writers community An online journal featuring original works by women, trans and non-binary writers. Radio Laria is an inclusive accessible community of poets and writers both in our regular live events and online. Heard and Held aims to provide a safe place for work to be seen and heard […]

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Nikki Viveca & Lish Škec Wednesday 6th October 2021

Girls on Key returns with feature performances from the wonderful Nikki Viceca and the mighty Lish Škec! This gig includes ten open mics spots and all genders are welcome to share. Due to current restrictions here in old Melbourne town this event will be held LIVE on ZOOM. We’ve decided to keep our ticket prices […]