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Alternative title: Butter
Issue Details: First known date: 2020... no. 119 Winter 2020 of Voiceworks est. 1988 Voiceworks
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'This is a cliché, but time feels very fast and slow this year. I thought about this a lot during Ramadan. Watching the sun across the day and the moon across the month. Feeling time in when I woke up, when I started feeling hunger pangs, when I had to lower my blinds so the sun wouldn’t give me a headache. The lunar calendar comes out of sync with the solar one a little more each year. I feel a renewed sense of grief for my friend who died shortly before Eid a few years ago. The actual anniversary of her death isn’t for another three weeks.' (Adayla Nash Hussein , Editorial introduction)


  • Includes comics: 

    Carving thru concrete with a butter knife 

    Bread and butter Zhana Maticevski

    Productivity on commute Jes Layton

    Tipping pip

    Butter girl Yuna Yamasaki Davis


* Contents derived from the 2020 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Mixture of Tongan and English, Winnie Siulolovao Dunn , single work short story (p. 8-13)
Dotted Lines on a Box in a Storage Uniti"Sometimes certain kinds of dough make my throat clench", Lujayn Hourani , single work poetry (p. 14-15)
Eat Bitter, Taste Whole, Yanni Jiang , single work prose (p. 16-23)
The Passion of St Lawrence, Pip Grylls , single work short story (p. 29-35)
Frog Sonatai"峡 [xiá]", Michelle Wang , single work poetry (p. 36-38)
One Thousand Quails Over West Melbourne Swamp, Freyja Catron , single work prose
'The suburbs where Carrum Carrum Swamp used to be remind me of my grandparents' old neighbourhood in south brisbane, blonde brick and bland. The kind of suburb where families have lived in the same house since the 1960s and an overgrown lawn is offensive. But as I drive further south, there are horses in a paddock by the roadside and tall eucalyptus trees. I'm only forty minutes out of Melbourne and it feels like the countryside. Before 1879 the suburban houses and horse paddocks would have looked like the edithvale-seaford wetlands: dark muddy water, paperbark trees, herons.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 39-43)
Comai"she’s a fan of the neighbourhood", Sophie Chauhan , single work poetry (p. 44-45)
30 December(s), Cindy Mititelu , single work prose

'Bucharest was in a time of its own, we were told; each hour measured by small distractions, preserved between a weight that kept mouths shut and curtains drawn. Like autumn leaves, the past dried into a shape that outlived itself. The Law of Conservation of Mass states that matter cannot be created or destroyed, only transformed.' (Publication abstract)

(p. 49-56)
Teatimei"my grandfather's tea,", Teresa Lin , single work poetry (p. 57)
Maharal, Olivia Shenken , single work short story (p. 59-66)
Earthly Pleasuresi"we can smell the earth as it is stirred by the rain", Katie Kendall , single work poetry (p. 72-73)
Calving, Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn , single work short story (p. 75-79)
Zeitmaschine IIIi"do you remember ribbing me about what services", Jocelin Chan , single work poetry (p. 80-81)
Wearing Speedos and Other Things I Couldn't Do a Year Ago, Mason Wood , single work prose (p. 84-89)
To Rings and Bits of Aquamarinei"summer / i am unravelling into the stream of leaf and wave and fly and smoke / like wire you bind me", Stella Theocharides , single work poetry (p. 91)
Meeting Mr Fish, Skye Moore , single work short story (p. 94-99)
We Made This Deserti"i’m your king", Eric Jiang , single work poetry (p. 100-102)

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