Lucy Van

VAN, Lucy

Lucy Van is a writer of both poetry and criticism. Her collection The Open (Cordite, 2021) was longlisted for the Stella Prize, shortlisted for the Mary Gilmore Award and highly commended in the Anne Elder Award. She is a senior research associate at the University of Melbourne.


Everybody loves beginnings

Non-fictionBeginnings are a breaking of silence that give some indication as to why the silence ought to have been broken, and the prospects of such a breaking. Why should I have broken my silence and begun this discourse? And why should the difficulties of breaking this silence, difficulties that for some reason I must enact in order to ameliorate, appear so manifestly predictable to me?

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