Published in Overland Issue 229 Summer 2017 · Uncategorized Some climb Jonno Revanche offering me honours sorbet for heart-wrenching situations coffee sweetener wallpaper those months wondering the climate of your bed there were days when i was scarlet but quickly turned mandarine against mountains, tapestries, escape routes climbing the town of hobart fireworks suddenly have the ability to explode in the unseeable bow of the ocean fireworks suddenly have the ability to explode in the quietest part of me i’m not a little boy (but i am small) i long to do all the things the others get to do like publicities that ship me above and for another body to reel me in charmlets indent sleep skin trying on, conflicting to, explaining toward it missing it, that one time where / when i remembered feeling magical Read the rest of Overland 229 If you enjoyed this poem, buy the issue Or subscribe and receive four outstanding issues for a year Jonno Revanche Jonno Revanche is a writer/poet and multidisciplinary artist interested in isolation, marginal and forgotten subcultures and the queer art of longing. More by Jonno Revanche › 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 4 October 2023 · Reviews She’s not high-functioning, she’s just Emily Dickinson: Clara Törnvall’s The Autists Phoebe Lupton Autistic women and genderqueer people are historically underrecognised and underrepresented. Fortunately, this is starting to change, at least in the literary sphere. In the past two years, readers have been blessed by books from Clem Bastow, Hannah Gadsby, Emma A. Jane, Grace Tame, Dr. Sandra Thom-Jones and Chloé Hayden, to name a few — autistic women and genderqueer people who have written memoirs that either reference or centre their experiences of their intersecting gender and neurological identities. 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 2 October 20233 October 2023 · Aboriginal Australia The use and abuse of History in the Voice referendum debate: an interview with Professor Gary Foley Gary Foley and Padraic Gibson I can see the failure of the referendum making a whole lot of Blackfellas sit up and think and realise again, what we realised back in ’67, that our best efforts to achieve our aims are always at our own behest, under our own control. A whole new generation of Black activists deciding hang on, to hell with the rest of them, let’s just focus on our own communities and start building up the strength of our own communities.