Published 15 September 200915 September 2009 · Main Posts haiku chain Overland Overloaded At the beginning of Overland Overloaded, we sent out a call for haiku written about Melbourne poets. 2007 Australian National Poetry Slam winner Marc Testart responded with gusto. Here are his efforts, accompanied by the photographs from the wonderful Michael Reynolds, who went home on Sunday night cradling an Overload award for his utterly outstanding contribution to Melbourne poetry. Please add to the comments section your own haiku about an Overload poet. Mozart chews up Joyce And spits out Patpong nightmare; Santo Cazzati Black keys on white ones Tap O’Sullivan’s strings, a Heartbreak minstrel sings… Listen to her fire! Continental shifting sands Her black heart; Clarke burns… Stardust lover left; So Whelan rode in rusty; Tear-drops fell misty… Lemon cupped his hands For rising dawn’s reflection; A beatbox maestro… Behold Smart by name! Dressed in paradox, babbling A loose straight-jacket… Humble mountain spews Comic strudel belly laugh Pobjie; murmur; bleak… Overland Overloaded More by Overland Overloaded › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202312 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Judith Wright Poetry Prize ($9000) Editorial Team Established in 2007 and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name (that is writers who’ve had zero collections published, or one solo collection published). It remains one of the richest prizes for emerging poets, and is open to poets anywhere in the world. In 2023, the major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winners will be published in Overland. First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202315 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize ($6500) Editorial Team Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career.