First poem published in 2021

Starting the year strong with another poem published in Burrow 🙂

This issue of Burrow is dedicated to ekphrastic poetry (ekphrastic in a broad sense – Responding not just to art but also music, sport, etc). Burrow is interested in works that explore mental ill health.

Here’s a link to my poem

Proud Daughter Moment

My dad, Phillip Hall, with the assistance of my mum, Jillian Hall, has established a new online journal.

Old Water Rat Publishing has a journal called ‘Burrow’. From their home page:

Burrow is an e-journal published twice yearly. We publish poetry (& other micro-texts) that explore what it is to live with good or poor mental health.

We are especially interested in where self-care intersects with such priorities as: ecopoetics, postcolonialism, ekphrasis, progressive religion & secularism. We are an inclusive journal that welcomes established poets though we do have a special focus on publishing new & emerging voices (both old & young).

…somewhere in the creek, hiding in shadows,

not of Gondwanan birth and always nervously

watching their backs, these flotsam

stowaways have prospered; hunting

and burrowing their way into the market… 

Phillip Hall


Jillian Hall (Managing Editor): has a first class honours degree from the University of Sydney in Anglo-Saxon English and Norse Literature and Early English Language. When not working as an editor and teacher, she can be found training her rescue greyhounds to climb stairs, drinking tea, reading contemporary feminist and LGBTQI literature and non-fiction, occasionally knitting beanies for charity, and loudly cheering for the Western Bulldogs at every opportunity.

Phillip Hall (Poetry Editor): has a doctorate in creative arts where he researched contemporary place theory, postcolonialism, ecopoetics and contemporary Australian poetry . When not reading poetry or literary prose non-fiction, he can be found talking with his brindle boy greyhounds (named Charlie Brown & Billy Blue)  or listening to bluegrass/classical music, cheering on the Western Bulldogs, and poring over his collection of Western Bulldogs footy cards.

Phillip’s publications include Sweetened in Coals (Ginninderra Press, 2014), Borroloola Class (IPSI, 2018), Fume (UWAP, 2018) and (as editor) Diwurruwurru: Poetry from the Gulf of Carpentaria (Blank Rune Press, 2015). His poetry, reviews and essays can also be found in such spaces as: The Blue Nib, Cordite Poetry Review, Plumwood Mountain and Best Australian Poems. Phillip’s forthcoming collection, to be published by Recent Work Press in September 2021, is Cactus

Jillian and Phillip are passionate members of the Western Bulldogs (AFL) Football Club, foundation members of the Doggies’ AFL (Women’s) side, and members of Bulldogs Pride. 

To read my poem, ‘Lit Green’, click here