Author name: Sam Stevens

SAM STEVENS is an Associate Editor at The Suburban Review. Sam is a Narrm-based writer and editor. They have a degree in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne. Their embroidered poetry has been exhibited at various galleries, including Brunswick Street Gallery, No Vacancy Gallery, and Noir Darkroom. Their house is often full of foster cats, fridge poetry, and odd socks.


Q&A with Daniel Swain

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Our Associate Editor, Sam Stevens, talks to Daniel Swain about their poetry suite published in #24: UGLY.

Q&A with Hannah Jenkins

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HANNAH JENKINS is an arts writer and poet specialising in digital platforms and online writing experiments. They are currently Assistant Editor and Poetry Editor of the online arts platform Running Dog, and a co-director at Firstdraft. You can find Hannah’s work in Overland, Runway, Scum Mag and much more. Sam, one of our Associate Editors, …

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Q&A with Jill Jones

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JILL JONES was born in Sydney and has lived in Adelaide since 2008. Recent books include A History Of What I’ll Become, Viva the Real, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for Poetry and the 2020 John Bray Award, and Brink. In 2015 she won the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry …

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Q&A with Nnadi Samuel

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NNADI SAMUEL is a graduate of English and Literature from the University of Benin, who lives in Lagos (Nigeria). His works have been previously published in PORT Magazine, Gordon Square Review, Seventh Wave Magazine, Rigorous, The Blue Nib, The Elephant Magazine, Inverse Journal, Journal Nine, Eunoia Review and elsewhere. He won the Splendors of Dawn …

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