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Burrow is an e-journal published twice yearly. We publish poetry (& other micro-texts) that explore what it is to live with good or poor mental health.

We are especially interested in where self-care intersects with such priorities as: ecopoetics, postcolonialism, ekphrasis, progressive religion & secularism. We are an inclusive journal that welcomes established poets though we do have a special focus on publishing new & emerging voices (both old & young).


…somewhere in the creek, hiding in shadows,

not of Gondwanan birth and always nervously

watching their backs, these flotsam

stowaways have prospered; hunting

and burrowing their way into the market… 

Phillip Hall


Rhiannon Hall (Managing Editor): is a Doctor of Creative Arts candidate at Western Sydney University where she is exploring representations of youth in young adult verse novels. She facilitates a poetry club at the high school where she works. She enjoys writing and sharing poetry with an enthusiastic group of teenagers.

When not working as an editor and teacher, Rhiannon can be found walking her daniff (the 40kg lapdog, Xena); drinking tea; reading contemporary young adult, feminist, and LGBTQIA+ literature in her hammock; eating burgers with her partner, Jason; and attending book launches, poetry readings, and live music with poet and teacher friends. 

Rhiannon’s poetry and essays can be found in such spaces as: Axon: Creative Explorations, BlazeVOX20, Cordite Poetry Review, Meniscus, Please See Me, Saraswati: A literary and art Ezine, and Tarot.  

Phillip Hall (Poetry Editor): has a doctorate in creative arts where he researched contemporary place theory, postcolonialism, ecopoetics and contemporary Australian poetry. When not reading poetry or literary prose non-fiction, he can be found talking with his brindle boy greyhounds (named Charlie Brown & Billy Blue)  or listening to bluegrass/classical music, cheering on the Western Bulldogs, and poring over his collection of Western Bulldogs footy cards.

Phillip’s publications include Sweetened in Coals (Ginninderra Press, 2014), Borroloola Class (IPSI, 2018), Fume (UWAP, 2018) and (as editor) Diwurruwurru: Poetry from the Gulf of Carpentaria (Blank Rune Press, 2015). His poetry, reviews and essays can also be found in such spaces as: The Blue Nib, Cordite Poetry Review, Plumwood Mountain and Best Australian Poems. Phillip’s forthcoming collection, to be published by Recent Work Press in September 2021, is Cactus

Phillip is a passionate member of the Penrith Panthers in the NRL, and of the Western Bulldogs in the AFL. He is a foundation member of the Doggies’ AFL (Women’s) side, and a member of Bulldogs Pride.

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