Polari Journal - Issue 5 - April 2012
Issue Editor: D. J. Baker
"A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave."
- Oscar Wilde
Featuring one-act plays by Rosebud Ben-Oni, Dallas Angguish and Michael Martin.
Madeleine Remains - a one-act play by Michael Martin
Don't Call It Returning - a one-act play by Rosebud Ben-Oni
Bath Party - a one-act play by Dallas Angguish
Lauren J Marshall is a Melbourne based photographer committed to creating beautiful and emotive images. Using mainly natural light, Lauren’s candid documentary style truly captures the heart of the moment.
An internship at the Melbourne Herald Sun sparked Lauren’s passion for photojournalism. The idea of using photography to capture a person’s ‘story’ was ignited. Over time, this has developed into the focal point of Lauren’s business - LJM Photography.
Lauren generally eases into a shoot rather than whipping her camera out straight away (unless something dynamic is already happening). Lauren prefers to start by asking questions, getting to know her subjects and just watching how they work together. By listening and paying attention to her subject’s stories, they inevitably start showing her the (often small) things that matter to them: objects in their house, photographs, art, their garden, furnishings, a room. Together, these items help Lauren to build a connection into her subject’s lives. They relax; a glow fills their eyes, they’re comfortable with Lauren being there. From there, Lauren photographs them, interacting, revealing who they are and how they work together. For more information click HERE.
Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction
‘A Subject Torn’ beside The Waves (Or: Another Act of Thievery Passed Off as Borrowing…) - fictocritical writing by Deborah Hunn
Rhyme Without To Reason Within - prose by Ames Hawkins
Water and Oil - short fiction by Karina Quinn
The End of Our Broadcast Day - short fiction by Thomas Kearnes
Burning Up - short fiction by Kent Quaney
Snapshots - prose by Samantha Allen
Skating & Other Poems - poetry by Stephen Mead
Slower Giggle & Other Poems - poetry by Connor Stratman
Strange Pyro & Other Poems - micro poetry by Aser Peleg
Still Life - a poem by Lauren J. Rogener
Gay Liberation - an essay by Jeremy Fisher
Raiding The Real: Written Resurrections and the Death of Desire in Colm Tóibín’s The Master - a scholarly essay by David B. Huebert
Dallas J. Baker reviews Graeme Aitken's The Indignities.