Five Islands Press was established in 1986 and is dedicated to the publication of fine Australian poetry. A new chapter in the history of FIP is now under way with a publishing team composed of Kevin Brophy, Katia Ariel, Eddie Paterson and Bella Li, and graphic designer Libby Austen.


Anders Villani’s ‘Aril Wire’ reviewed by Adam Ford 'Villani demonstrates bold and unexpected challenges to unspoken poetic conventi...
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Darby Hudson

Darby is a writer and illustrator from Melbourne. Previously published in wet concrete, old trees, and thin air (and zines). More of his work can be found at www.darbyhudson.com


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Sofie Westcombe

Sofie Westcombe is a poet from Canberra. In 2017 she graduated from the University of Melbourne’s Creative Writing program. This is her first published collection.



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Gareth Sion Jenkins

Gareth Sion Jenkins lives in Sydney with his wife and daughter. He has taught poetry and poetics in schools, youth centres, universities, libraries and prisons. His masters in psychology was spent measuring the brain’s frontal positive slow wave and his doctorate exploring the schizophrenic writing and artmaking of Anthony Mannix. He is the editor of The Toy of the Spirit (forthcoming in 2019 with Puncher & Wattmann), ...

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Anders Villani

Anders Villani was born in Melbourne. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan’s Helen Zell Writers’ Program, where he received the Delbanco Prize for poetry. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Overland, Southerly, Cordite Poetry Review, Two Cities Review (USA), EVENT (Canada), Award-Winning Australian Writing, the Australian Poetry Antholog...

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Anna Ryan-Punch

Anna Ryan-Punch was born in Bendigo in 1980 and now lives in Melbourne with her partner and their children. She has worked as a librarian since 2005, after graduating with Bachelors of Arts, Science and a Grad. Dip. of Information Management. Her poems, fiction and critical writing have appeared in many Australian and international publications. She was shortlisted for the Triptych Poets series in 2011 and the Noel Rowe Poetry Award in ...

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Jo Langdon

Jo Langdon is an early career researcher and teacher in literary studies, and currently an editor for the journal Mascara Literary Review. She is the author of essays, fiction and poetry. Her chapbook of poems, Snowline, co-won the 2011 Whitmore Press manuscript prize. Glass Life is her first full-length collection.



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Kent MacCarter

Kent MacCarter is a writer, editor and publisher—originally from Wild Horse Island, Montana; Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Minneapolis, Minnesota—who now lives in Castlemaine, Victoria. Recent books include Sputnik’s Cousin and In the Hungry Middle of Here, as well as two chapbooks, Polyvinyl chloride and Ribosome Spreadsheet. He has published widely in Australia and internationally, including Bahas...

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Rose Hunter

Rose Hunter is the author of three poetry books and a chapbook in the United States. Journals she has been published in include the Los Angeles Review, Cordite, Australian Poetry Journal, Southerly, Westerly and DIAGRAM. She is from Brisbane, lived in Canada for ten years, and now spends a lot of time in Mexico. More information about her is available at 'Whoever Brought Me Here Will...

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