5 long years 19 July 2018

19th July 2018  5 long years      Kindness, it’s our duty to keep the remarkable work every kind human has left behind. This is a reminder for all of us to continue watering the garden they have planted long time ago while they had nothing but love and passion for what they believed in….Continue Reading


JULY = NAIDOC image taken from booktopia   Already we are in July.  It is NAIDOC week.  A week celebrating First Nations people of Australia.  It is a time to remind those of us who are not of these First Nations people to always remember the land called Australia is, was and always will be…Continue Reading

Exhibitions, book launches and mourning

photos, remembering, mourning, art work, exhibitions, book launches, poetry: Sunrise / Sunset (Manus Island June 2018) photographer Samad Abdul                               Until when we will say RIP and forget it. Until when we’ll condemn and forget it. Until when we’ll express ourselves…Continue Reading

Give me some sunshine, give me some rain

Welcome to the Writing Through Fences blog for May.   May has been a a very hard time for so many of us at Writing Through Fences.  However, many have kept creating and there has been some happy news.   Congratulations on your marriage Boush     “Life” You are so beautiful, amazing You are…Continue Reading

The Strong Sunflower

WRITING THROUGH FENCES IS EXCITED TO LAUNCH THIS BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF POETRY AND ART:   THE STRONG SUNFLOWER     click here to go to our shop and buy this beautiful book for more about The Strong Sunflower visit: The Strong Sunflower

Strength of Women

Welcome to our March 2018 blog (yes we have got it up a bit late!). STRENGTH OF WOMEN     Here we are focusing on the work of two women, artist Miream Salameh and poet Hani Abdile.  You will find short videos of Miream and Hani’s work, links to their websites, an interview with accompanying…Continue Reading

Remembering Reza Barati 2018

(Free Poetry at CASPA Castlemaine) In this our second blog post for 2018 we remember Reza Barati’s life.  And we remember his murder 4 years ago in the Manus Prison. Boush writes of his five years in Indonesia, Kazem sends a poem of love and loss from Manus, longing for home is powerfully written by…Continue Reading

First Dog on Eaten Fish

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/20/the-terrible-true-story-of-mr-eaten-fish-manus-island-cartoonist https://www.communityrun.org/petitions/save-eaten-fish-ali-bring-him-to-australia

Who will cry for the young men?

HIGH COURT 06.02.2016 It has been a hard week for many with the High Court decision coming down largely in favor of the government. Here are some responses from writers in detention. Firstly: Aziz is a writer and human rights defender who has been detained on Manus Island for 31 months. He prefaces the poem…Continue Reading


Welcome to our new Writing Through Fences blog. Here you will find: articles by our contributors and members information about our activities reviews news We will sometimes have a guest blogger and will notify you of that. So go ahead and peruse where we are at so far. This is a space for the voices…Continue Reading