Published in Overland Issue · Uncategorized The Easement Rebecca Giggs dead ground [ ] in this median season [ ] of trees ingrown [ ] [ ] like scissors pushed [ ] [ ] beneath our feet [ ] known developers rose from the sand [ ] [ ] casting chicken prayer they [ ] ate blue metal to survive there above house cemetery [ ] wild melons sprawled in to rooms of weather [ ] where once we held hands [ ] and plotted or just touched [ ] palms [ ] now the drained pool dreams [ ] and parliament strays bite holes in anything I write [ ] [ at our easement] Rebecca Giggs Rebecca Giggs is a Western Australian writer of fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. More by Rebecca Giggs › 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 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. First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202326 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. Overland’s free fortnightly newsletter highlights the best of Overland online, new writing from the print journal, and regularly collates writing events and opportunities in the community. Sign up to the newsletter No, thanks!