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Silverwater Women's Correctional Centre is located west of Sydney's CBD. The centre opened in 1970 and remains the major intake centre for female offenders in NSW.

Across July ...

Stiff Gins are one of Australia’s best known and most loved Indigenous acts. Featuring Nardi Simpson and Kaleena Briggs, Stiff Gins combines stunning harmonies and wicked humor to transport ...

The Disappearing 2.0

As part of the relaunch of The Disappearing, we've created a mobile optimised site for you to submit your poems about fading and disappeared places and spaces. Explore now »

The poet Hanane Aad was born in Lebanon in 1965. She studied journalism and communication at the University in Beirut and Paris. She began her career as a writer and ...

Robert Adamson is an Australian poet. He was born on 17 May 1943 and has lived near the Hawkesbury River for most of his life. A series of juvenile misdemeanours ...

Adam Aitken is a poet, memoirist, academic and editor (with Kim Cheng Boey and Michelle Cahill) of Contemporary Asian Australian Poets (Puncher & Wattmann 2013).

Born in London in 1960 to ...

Gülten Akin, born 1933, is one of the most influential Turkish poets in contemporary literature. After studying law, she first worked as a solicitor and a teacher, and then ...

Fadhil al-Azzawi was born in 1940 in Kirkuk, Iraq. In 1976, as the Baathist-controlled regime was tightening its grip on power, Al-Azzawi left Iraq to earn a doctorate in communication ...

Jordie Albiston is the author of six poetry collections, and she works as an editor, manuscript assessor, proofreader and mentor. Two of her books (Botany Bay Document - retitled Dreaming Transportation ...

Kaye Aldenhoven is an Australian poet and teacher. 

In 1971 Kaye Aldenhoven moved from South Australia to Umbakumba on Groote Eylandt, Northern Territory. She then lived and taught at Yuendumu ...

Nujoom Al-Ghanem was born on October 24, 1962 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She is an Arabic poet and film director. She initially began her career as a journalist but ...

Ali Alizadeh was born in 1976 in Tehran, the capital of the then Kingdom of Iran, two years before the Iranian Revolution transformed the country into an Islamic Republic. He ...

A native of Iraq, Amal Al Jubouri published her first book of poetry, Wine from Wounds, at 19 years old. Against social conventions she published this collection privately and without ...

Australian born Richard James Allen’s ten books of poetry, fiction and performance texts include Fixing the Broken Nightingale (Flying Island Books), The Kamikaze Mind (Brandl & Schlesinger) and Thursday’s ...

Elizabeth Allen lives in Sydney where she writes and works as a bookseller. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in many major literary journals as well as in the ...

Ghayath Almadhoun is a Syrian-born Palestinian poet whose poetry has been translated to English for the Lyrikline project. 

Ahmad Al Rady is a poet, university student, young community leader and social activist. At just 24 years old, his work has been showcased on the international and national stage ...

Cathy Altmann is a Melbourne poet, teacher and musician who believes poetry is for everyone. Her collection, Circumnavigation (Poetica Christi Press, 2014) received the 2015 Anne Elder Award for best ...