Resilience looks upwards to the ever-changing, ever-present skies, where fingers and fist touch the horizon. Resilience is often deeply imagined and hard won. Resilience, by turn, is fervent, supple, rhizomatic, generative. Like the beguiling evenness of an orchid, resilience is enduring and delicate.
To celebrate its 15th year Mascara Literary Review presents their first print anthology, featuring writing that addresses and explores the theme of resilience through fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. In this anthology, writers explore the multiplicity of resilience – rebellious and experimental, paving the way to reclaim, rewrite and amplify. Resilience offers a futuristic and promising gaze into the future: What does it look like? How did we get here? What have we lost and/or inherited?
Resilience is edited by Michelle Cahill, Monique Nair and Anthea Yang.
About the editors
Michelle Cahill is a prize winning author of fiction and poetry. Her novel Daisy and Woolf is published with Hachette. Her collection of short fiction Letter to Pessoa won the NSW Premier's Literary Award for New Writing.
Monique Nair is a Melbourne/Naarm based writer of Indian-Italian-Polish heritage. As a Creative Writing Honours graduate, her research background encompasses diaspora writing, sociolinguistics and identity.
Anthea Yang is a Chinese-Australian writer and poet based in Melbourne/Naarm. Her work lies at the intersection of place, identity and connection, through the lens of the diasporic experience.
Short fiction. Poetry. Criticism. Essays.