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Christine Anu is one of Australia’s most popular recording artists and performers of all time that uses her voice and reputation to spread a message of unity and hope ...

Mohammad Awad is a Health and Psychology student working in mental health, striving to destigmatise mental health in diverse communities. A writer/artist/musician/poet who’s running out of ...

The Disappearing

The Disappearing has been redeveloped and we invite you to submit your poems about fading and disappeared places and spaces. Explore now »

Alise is a poet, peer worker and trauma survivor. She has a lived and living experience of recovery and works, educates and advocates in mental health and drug and alcohol ...

Kobie Dee is a 22-year-old Gamilaroi artist from Maroubra in Sydney’s South. With an innate gift for story-telling and connecting with young people, Kobie Dee is one of the ...

Jonathan Dunk is the co-editor of Overland literary journal, and the recipient of the AD Hope prize and the Dal Stivens award. 

Helena Fox lives in Wollongong, Australia, where she mentors young writers and runs workshops on writing and mental health. Helena has an MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College ...

Tim Heffernan is a Deputy Commissioner with the NSW Mental Health Commission and has worked for over a decade as a Mental Health Peer Worker.

Tim was awarded the 2016 ...

Holly Isemonger was the joint winner of the 2016 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize. She is the author of the chapbooks Hip Shifts (If A Leaf Falls Press) and Deluxe ...

For the last 20 years Gareth Jenkins has been running poetry workshops in schools, youth centres, universities, libraries and prisons. His masters in psychology was spent measuring the brain's ...

Anthony Mannix was born in 1953 in Sydney. Studying cultural anthropology at Macquarie University he felt avenue to explore reality and unreality in a continuous book of ‘subjective documentation’ of ...

Lillian Rodrigues-Pang is an internationally acclaimed, award winning storyteller. Her performances intertwin the oral tradition with percussion, movement and improvisation to captivate and transport audiences. She has performed in Peru ...

David Stavanger is poet, performer, cultural producer, editor and former psychologist with lived mental health experience. His poetry has been widely published in journals, anthologies and newspapers. In 2013 he ...

Anne-Marie Te Whiu (Annie) was born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland and belongs to Te Rarawa in Aotearoa NZ. 
She has directed several festivals, including Co-Directing the Queensland Poetry Festival ...

Misha the maniac is a nom de guerre and alter-ego. It was born out of the author’s psychosis and is a means of vocalising the extreme mental states, sensations ...