Protected: Archipelagos of grief:, 2023
Protected: Archipelagos of grief:, 2023

Protected: Archipelagos of grief: crises partially digested, Expanded Writers Collective Sydney Review of Books., July 2023.

25, 081 words written by eight women, over one year. A shared on-line document; a camaraderie of regular zooms. Beyond us, and through us: much personal and collective grief. One day, we took our words to several types of snail. Then we became-snail and nibbled at the mass of words, digesting fragments, leaving trails; collectively oozed slivers of everyday grief.

What Remains?
What Remains?
What Remains?

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The Expanded Writers Collective is: anxious. sick. relieved. stressed. resting. working. grieving. so enjoying this process. a coven. a girl band. a support network. friends. settlers. immigrants. fluid. riffing. sonorous. multiple. not playing solo. a reader. a chorus. one of many voices. feeling more comfortable calling myself an artist. a collective. Yoko Akama, Martina Copley, Linda Dement, Pia Ednie-Brown, Anna Farago, Maria Griffin, Nancy Mauro-Flude, Lucinda Strahan.