Yumna Kassab

Yumna Kassab Author

Yumna Kassab is the author of The House of Youssef, Australiana and The Lovers. She has been listed for the Stella, the Queensland Literary Awards, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, the NSW Premier’s Awards and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Her next book is Politica. It will be released by Ultimo Press in January 2024.



GR OnlineTHIS IS MY address, Gabrielle, to you and to no one else. You are the person I wish to speak to about the tumult of recent weeks. Remember how I told you that when I have my first sentence and have weighed it, then I know I have my piece? I have my sentence now. I have my foundation, I have my structure, I have at last the language that will allow me to speak. 

Old gods

PoetryOur old gods      they are called false      they are cut from the land like a mountain      nothing holds firm the earth      the hand will rise up striking us clear      we are pestilence      we are dust shrugged skin stripped      a back the feet...

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