Issue 3


Welcome to Issue 3 of The Saltbush Review. It is an honour to be able to build on the successes of our previous issues, and bring you another edition of wonderful fiction, non-fiction and poetry, connecting the South Australian literary community with readers and writers across the world. We are grateful for the support of Arts SA for funding the journal this year, and enabling us to pay our writers. In addition to compensating writers for their art, grant funding is also a statement of the value a community places on artistic production. Our journal is proud to be part of a rich literary community that prioritises lively and varied creative work.

Our theme for Issue 3 is ‘Intersections.’ We publish this issue as we emerge into a post-Pandemic world and find ourselves re-navigating our relationships with those around us. These include the intersections of culture, nation, and identity, urban spaces and the environment, gender and sexuality, and the relationships between the past and the present. We are thrilled at the texture, depth, and complexity of the works in this issue, as well as the variety of interpretations of the theme.

To read our full Editorial, click here.

Oddities on the Coastal Path - by Tehnuka
Church Street - by Ronan O'Shea
Floral Arrangements - by Jane Turner Goldsmith
Waiting for Ghani - by Shih-Li Kow
Drowned - by Alysha Herrmann
Mrs Li Takes a Night Class - by Keith Johnson
Tam Tam the Leopard Man! Alive! Alive! - by Joshua Lee Shimmen
Songs of Yesterday's Tomorrows - by Samara Lo
Flat Spell - by Jake Dean
Burning - by Lucy Zhang
Aftermath - by Derek Des Anges
Oh Boy Bear & Berrigan - by Ken Bolton
Two Poems - by Ouyang Yu
Two Poems - by David Ishaya Osu
The Great Northern - by Mike Ladd
the way green sea - by Rae White
Last Supper - by Aidan Coleman
Gay Studies (in 69 Lessons) - by Jacob Sunter
Bicycle - by Su-Yee Lin
That Long Revolution - by Azadeh Feridoun Pour
Yake-ato Sedai (Generation Post-burnings) - by Mayu Kanamori
Bucket of Fish - by Maria Vouis
Going Overland - by Shaine Melrose
En route - by Lisa Collyer
Squirrel Poem - by Joanna Cleary
second sight - by Louise Omer
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