Author name: Holly Isemonger

HOLLY ISEMONGER was the joint winner of the 2016 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize. She is the author of the chapbooks Hip Shifts (If A Leaf Falls Press) and Deluxe Paperweight (Stale Objects dePress). She co-edited Cordite Poetry Review’s DIFFICULT issue and can be found at @Hisemonger on Twitter.


Q&A with Stephani Beck

Seafoam green borders an abstract pattern. Aqua leaves splash across a golden background, lines of white dots flow across the pattern in different directions. Superimposed over this is a greyscale photo of Stephani Beck gazing out across a coastal backdrop, her hair blowing in the wind.

STEPHANI BECK is a creative soul making the world a better place. Guest Editor of #18 Regional Voices, Holly Isemonger, interviews cover art contributor, Stephani Beck. One of the reasons your artwork is so great is because it is undeniably contemporary, but has history built into it. Can you tell me more about how this …

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Q&A with Nick Whittock

A pastel yellow border on the left of an abstract pattern. Aqua and dark yellow leaves are splashed across a golden background. There are fluid lines of white dots flowing across the pattern in different directions. A photo of Nick Whittock is superimposed on the righthand side. Nick is looking directly into the camera. He is wearing a cap and has a flowing beard. In the background is the vague outline of a forest.

Our Guest Editor for #18 REGIONAL VOICES Holly Isemonger interviews Nick Whittock about his poetry suite ‘Chainsaw Poems’ for #18 REGIONAL VOICES. Read the interview here.


I am those blow up dolls that stand by car yards with giant arms noodling into the sky the road is loaded with surfboards and bikes kids press windows with cheeks


Death was tube of flesh into which my grandmother forced tiny triangles of vegemite sandwiches. He was missing part of his nose, he wore a plaid flat cap