Portside Review launches its fourth issue

Centre for Stories’ final issue of Portside Review for the year has arrived with many free stories to read, and hundreds more available to Portside Review Members.

In this issue, we feature a groovy playlist to accompany the many brilliant pieces of prose, poetry and conversations available. The issue starts off with sound feature on refugees in Jakarta by JN Joniad, who was based in transit in Indonesia for many years and reports from lived experience there. In the course of working together for this piece, JN secured a visa to Canada and is now living freely. It was a pleasure for Portside Review to help him buy a winter coat. We wish him good strength and happiness in his new home while also sharing this piece on daily life in Jakarta and the politics of migration.

Other highlights in the fourth issue include:

  • An interview with India’s first openly gay poet, Hoshang Merchant.
  • Catherine Huang explores with unrelenting honesty a feeling of dislocation, in her essay ‘Altenbraker Straße’ (read here).
  • An essay on the cinematic representations and repressions of the Vietnam War by Julia Faragher.
  • Yohann Devezy shares a lively and thought-provoking conversation with Rachel Bin Salleh, publisher of the iconic Magabala Books (read here).

Issue four includes writers from all over Australia, Singapore, India, Somalia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and more. This issue also features illustrations by Paperlily Studio and photographs by Michelle Chong.

Thanks to our many contributors in this issue: Warsan Weedhsan, Abhimanyu Kumar, Sharlene Allsopp, Maki Morita, Julia Faragher, Nadia Rhook, Shaan Anoushka Saggar, Yu-Ying Chuang, Catherine Huang, Lesh Karan, Jenni Mazaraki, Zar Kuri, William Huang, Glen Hunting, S. Niroshini, Anna Degenaar, Lauren Pratt, Edmund Wee, Yohann Devezy, Rachel Bin Salleh, Elina Mark, Sade Del, JN Joniad, Frankey Chung-Kok-Lun, and more.

Portside Review offers a small selection of free reads for those who’d like to cautiously dip their toe into Portside Review. Check out Free Reads.

For those who are ready to take the plunge, an annual $70 subscription gives you access to four issues per year, plus the backlog of previous issues. Check out Subscription.

All proceeds from subscription go straight back into paying the brilliant writers and creatives we feature at Portside Review.

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A beautiful illustration by Paperlily Studio featuring a bright orange background with some sparkles. In the centre is an open can of some yummy chunky soup with Chinese characters on the outside cover.

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