Author name: Panda Wong

PANDA WONG is an Associate Editor at The Suburban Review. Panda is a poet, writer and living personification of ‘I’m baby’ living in Narrm/so-called Melbourne. She has performed at Emerging Writers Festival, Digital Writers Festival, Liminal, and the Melbourne Spoken Word Prize. She writes about navigating the complex and annoying landscape of grief.

Q&A with Andrew Menken

ANDREW MENKEN lives and writes on the Central Coast of New South Wales. He is doing a PhD at the University of Newcastle and is composing a book-length collection of poems that centres around his little hometown of Budgewoi. Andrew’s work has previously been published in SWAMP and Quadrant. In his free time, Andrew is

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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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