Emilie Collyer

COLLYER, Emilie 2 (credit Creswick Collective)

Emilie Collyer lives on unceded Wurundjeri Country. Her debut full-length poetry collection, Do you have anything less domestic? (Vagabond Press, 2022), won the inaugural Five Islands Poetry Prize, and her plays have won and been nominated for multiple awards.


A night at the theatre

FictionAt the end of the play, I remain in my seat, as to stand would risk such a huge amount of pain and blood loss I am not sure I would survive. Having been allocated this ‘best available seat’ I don’t know how to leave. The actors smile in a strained way as they take their curtain call and each of them casts an eye at me. I make them uncomfortable, perched as I am on these horns. Stuck as I am while the rest of the audience applauds and exits.

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