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Verge 2017 – Chimera

Contents

Cover

Foreword

Acknowledgements

1in-flight movie

Jack Kelly

POETRY

2The Lemon Tree

Chloe Riley

FICTION

3Allowances

WINNER OF THE VERGE PRIZE FOR POETRY

Joan Fleming

POETRY

4Don’t Touch the Billabong

Callum Methven

POETRY

5Femina

JOINT WINNER OF THE MONASH UNDERGRADUATE PRIZE FOR CREATIVE WRITING

Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor

FICTION

6gordons bay

Bonnie Reid

POETRY

7Turner’s Prize 45, XO

Kerryn Salter

POETRY

8She Watched a Lot of Television

Natalie Briggs

POETRY

9Polyethylene Evergreen

WINNER OF THE VERGE PRIZE FOR PROSE

Killian Donohoe

FICTION

10toothpaste

Jack Kelly

POETRY

11The Sexton’s Apprentice

Jena Woodhouse

POETRY

12Umbra

Gavin Yates

POETRY

13Saudade

Aisling Smith

FICTION

14Codral

Bonnie Reid

POETRY

15The Courteous Interlocutor

Megan Blake

FICTION

16Sympathetic White Women Talk Music at Brunch

Audrey El-Osta

POETRY

17big fish little fish

Brent Cantwell

POETRY

18At the Window

Kim Waters

POETRY

19The Lady Who Walks

JOINT WINNER OF THE MONASH UNDERGRADUATE PRIZE FOR CREATIVE WRITING

Ann Jackson

FICTION

20Belated Bulletin

Allan Lake

POETRY

21William Drummond’s Resting Place

Jena Woodhouse

POETRY

22Glass

HIGHEST-PLACING MONASH UNIVERSITY STUDENT IN THE MONASH UNDERGRADUATE PRIZE FOR CREATIVE WRITING

Lauren Burridge

FICTION

23The £1000 Bend

T Venessa Nguyen

POETRY

24Torn Identity

Ashvini Ahilan

PERSONAL ESSAY

25Lori’s Holiday

Sivashneel Sanjappa

FICTION

26Long Haul

Claire Orchard

POETRY

27Making His Mark

Charlotte Duff

FICTION

28Trigger Questions

Joan Fleming

POETRY

29Love Letters Posing as an Epistolary Poem to my New Friend

the Famous Poet

Susan Bradley Smith

POETRY

30Ribbons

Callum Methven

POETRY

Contributors

Back Cover

Verge 2017 – Chimera

   by Bonnie Reid, Aisling Smith and Gavin Yates