March 2021

Q&A with Elena Gomez

The grey background is superimposed with the cover of The Suburban Review #20 on the right. On the left is a close-up photo of Elena looking at the camera. She has shoulder-length dark hair. She wears a blue top and large pale-rimmed glasses.

ELENA GOMEZ is a poet and editor living in Melbourne. She is the author of Body of Work (Cordite Books, 2018) and a number of chapbooks. Her next book, Admit the Joyous Passion of Revolt, is forthcoming from Puncher & Wattmann. In your suite ‘Wilder’, published in #20: HANDBAG, you engage with materiality and ideology …

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Q&A with Lu Quade

An image of Lu Quade beside and image of the Suburban Review #20 cover. Lu Quade has pale skin, an excellent brown beard that reaches down to the collar of a bright blue and green shirt. Lu is wearing a baseball cap and looking over the top of the camera with a neutral, relaxed expression.

LU QUADE is an artist from Newcastle upon Australia. Our Associate Editor, Panda Wong, talks to Lu about ‘Stealing Coins from Mum’s Handbag’, published in #20: Handbag. Your poem ‘Stealing Coins from Mum’s Handbag’ is a nostalgic take on the theme ‘HANDBAG’. I love its mischievous tone, and the vivid references peppered throughout it (love the …

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Q&A with Martins Deep

An image of Martins Deep beside an image of the cover of issue #20. The portrait of Martins Deep is greyscale. Martins has dark skin, wearing a t-shirt, and smiling at the camera.

MARTINS DEEP is a Nigerian poet & photographer. He is passionate about documenting muffled stories of the African experience in his poetry & visual art. Writing from Kaduna, or whichever place he finds himself, the acrylic of inspiration that spills from his innermost being tends to paint, from the colouring book of his imagination, various …

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