‘The Surface of Ghosts’ by Caroline Hagood
But this time, I feel storm patterns inside that indicate the writing is finally coming. Rough patches of words. Slashes of image threatening to tear open my inner systems. Before it goes away, I shove green beans in my mouth, and start typing so that one day I can read my own name on the surface of ghosts.
Volume 68 Number 2, November 2023
Cover: Candy Riley, Kambarang (Springtime), 2023. Detail shot. Acrylic on canvas. Image provided by Fremantle Arts Centre. © Candy Riley, 2023.
This is a presale fro Westerly 68.2, to be released for general sale on 6 December 2023. The launch will be held on 5 December, at The University of Western Australia.
With writing and ideas from Eileen Chong, Caroline Hagood, Teneale Lavender, Angela Costi, James Salvius Cheng, Stuart Barnes, Lisa Collyer, James Stanwix, Daniel Ray, Shey Marque, Kimberley Knight, Anne Elvey, Sneha Subramanian Kanta, Aditi Arun, Ana Brawls, Kirwan Henry, Brooke Dunnell, Miriam Wei Wei Lo, Tineke Van der Eecken, Liang Yujing, Matthew Crowe, Lawdenmarc Decamora, Carolyn Abbs, Barbara Temperton, Delilah Dennett, Isi Unikwoski, Leila Wright and many others…