Verge , the short fiction anthology of Monash University, was first published in 2005, creating a space for emerging writers of Monash to showcase their best creative works in both short fiction and poetry. Edited by Monash English post-graduates Rosalind McFarlane and Samantha Clifford, this edition has opened submissions up to the wider literary community and will include new genres such as creative n-fiction, photography, comic and other visual arts. The theme for the anthology is inverse and is explored through diverse works focussing on ideas such as Australia's position in the world as the supposed upside-down country, the image of oneself in the mirror and the implied opposites / doubles, or things that are t usually considered poetic in verse. The anthology will be launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival in August.
Samantha Clifford Samantha is a MA student of Creative Writing at Monash University, whose current research explores the aesthetics of Michael Ondaatjes prose works. Since completing her honours year at Monash, she spent most of 2011 travelling through Latin America with a backpack heavy with books. This love of travel and the world beyond informs much of her own writing and research interests. Rosalind McFarlane Rosalind is currently a doctoral candidate with Monash University having completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Australia. She has a deep interest in culture and plants, leading to her current study in Asian-Australian literature and landscape. She has been a part of other publications previously, most notably Pelican Student Newspaper and the independent literary journal dotdotdash.