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 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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Q&A with Carly Candiloro

A collage of images, including the suburban review Issue 19 cover, a textured orange rectangle, and an image of Carly Candiloro. Carly has pale skin, long dark hair, and stands in front of a picturesque countryside of green grass and distant blue hills. Carly wears a dark coloured t-shirt and is smiling.

CARLY CANDILORO is a cartoonist and visual artist from Melbourne’s north. Her work features in the anthology ‘if we all spat at once they’d drown: drawings about class’ as well as in publications Femszine and Hag Mag. Comics, illustrations and doodles can be found at the artist’s Instagram page @carlycandiloro. Our Associate Editor, Panda Wong, …

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Q&A with Alicia Gadd-Carolan

A photo of Alicia is superimposed on a white background. On the left is a strip of brown and orange rugged textures and a thumbnail of The Suburban Review #19 cover. The photo shows Alicia standing in front of a green bookshelf that is chockful of books. Alicia has vivid purple hair pulled back into a ponytail and a fringe. She is smiling warmly into the camera.

Our Associate Editor Panda Wong interviews Alicia Gadd-Carolan about her non-fiction piece ‘Blues’ for #19 ECHO. Read the interview here.

Q&A with Claire Collie

Seafoam green bordered the abstract pattern. Aqua leaves splashed across a golden background, lines of white dots flow across the pattern in different directions. Claire Collie smiles out of a rectangle backdrop of a rustic wooden wall, tinged with a moss green.

Our Associate Editor Panda Wong interviews Claire Collie about her non-fiction piece ‘Loneliness, Boredom, No Normal’ for #18 REGIONAL VOICES.