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Poem in Verity La

I have my very first poem in the wonderful Verity La! The piece, titled ‘ringtail, in memoriam’, explores decay and endings, beginnings and small acts of resistance.

… you are ground-sunk
hairs fanning back & sleeping
into leaf litter, the curves
of your bones exposed
sunlit & glowing.

**Read more at Verity La**

Gabriela Bourke reviews Milk Teeth for Mascara Literary Review

Gabriela Bourke recently reviewed my book Milk Teeth for Mascara Literary Review!

**Read the full review at Mascara**

I’m very humbled for such glowing words as:

It’s interesting to me that White has chosen to precede their collection with a few lines from another poem, Alex Gallagher’s ‘vague body’, an excerpt which concludes ‘I’m tired of being broken by language/when it is the only safe place I’ve ever known.’ (Gallagher, 2017). This reference situates White’s collection in a tradition of non-binary poetry and at the same time indicates a preoccupation of the collection: that is, the way in which language fails to authentically represent transgender people. These lines provide a lens through which we can begin to approach White’s own poetry, which reconfigures modes of representation by offering an always-vivid, sometimes confronting series of poems which may cause discomfort, but in doing so deftly blast apart cisnormative understandings of gender and identity.

And ultimately:

White’s poetry is fresh and defiant, and underlines the importance of writing and publishing in returning the space to communities who have previously been silenced.

**Read the full review at Mascara**

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New fiction ‘Float’ at Scum Mag!

I have a new short piece of fiction up at Scum Mag! ‘Float’ is about flooding and hauntings, and I’m so proud that Scum thought it was spooky enough to publish.

Have a read on the Scum Mag website

I’m blue-cold when you reach me, skin pickled with floodwater, lips gently parted. Lids closed but eyes flickering. I can see your shifting shadow as if through fogged shower glass.

Read the rest of ‘Float’ on the Scum Mag website

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I’m on a podcast!

I’m excited for you to hear/read the latest episode of the podcast Supernatural Sexuality with Dr Seabrooke because I both wrote and voiced one of the characters!

Listen to Episode 6: Unspeakable

I play Riley, who’s recently moved into a new apartment where previous owners neglected their trailing ivy houseplant … the plant died and became a sentient spectre named Evergreen! Riley has been enjoying the company of the Evergreen and fantasises about the two being more intimate: Evergreen temporarily sinking into their body, long ghost-stems wrapping around their organs, holding each other leaf-in-hand. Riley wants to ask for this intimacy but doesn’t want to ruin the friendship. What’s an enby to do?

Listen to Episode 6: Unspeakable

This episode was created by Lee Davis-Thalbourne and produced by Passer Vulpes Productions. Doctor Olivia Seabrooke is voiced by Mama Boho. Cover art designed by producer Erin Kyan.

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XYZ Spoken Word Prize – I won Best Qld Entry!

So proud to have won Best Qld Entry in the 2019 Arts Queensland XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken Word for my poem ‘Hussshhh’, alongside first place winner and awesome poet Fable Goldsmith. Have a listen/read of the winning entries on the Melbourne Spoken Word website!

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Shout out to 4ZZZ radio for years of audio and voice training because otherwise I don’t think I could’ve pulled off all the weird sound effects and echos!