Acknowledgement of Country:

The UNSWeetened Literary team would like to acknowledge the Bedegal and Gadigal peoples of the Eora Nation, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which UNSW was built. We pay our respects to Elder’s past, present and future and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff in the UNSW community. Sovereignty of this land was never ceded and so, where we write, read, and share always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.

Unsweetened Team: 

Chloe Kelly

Juliet Manolias
Nina Greenhill
Russ Marsden
Samantha Syme
Sean Paul
Wen Yu Yang

Maya Abraham

Matthew Lim

Social Media/Marketing:
Isabella Lee
Wen Yu Yang

Dr. Astrid Lorange - Astrid Lorange is a writer, editor, and teacher. She lectures at UNSW Art & Design. She is one-half of the critical art collective Snack Syndicate, and a member of the Rosa Press publishing collective. Labour and Other Poems was published by Cordite Books in 2020 and Homework (co-written with Andrew Brooks) is forthcoming from Discipline. Her research looks at bodies, infrastructures, labours, and relations.

Dr. Roanna Gonsavles - Roanna Gonsalves is the award-winning author of The Permanent Resident published in India and South Asia as Sunita De Souza Goes To Sydney.Her writing has been compared to the work of Alice Munro and Jhumpa Lahiri. Her four-part radio series On the tip of a billion tongues, commissioned and broadcast by ABC RN’s Earshot program, is a portrayal of contemporary India through its multilingual writers. Roanna is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award and The Bridge Awards’ inaugural VarunaCove Park Writing Residency 2019 in Scotland. Roanna serves on the Board of Writing NSW and works as a Lecturer in Creative Writing at UNSW. For more information see https://roannagonsalves.com.au/

Dr. Sean Pryor - Sean Pryor is a Senior Lecturer in English in the School of the Arts and Media, and his research focuses on poetry and on modernism.

Prize Donors:                                            
Elizabeth’s Bookshop Newtown 
Kill Your Darlings
UNSW Bookshop


The UNSWeetened Literary team would like to thank Lydia Morgan for her patience, care, and guidance in developing this year’s journal in unsure times. We would also like to thank all of the Arc team, specifically Caroline Fox Drinkwater, Kieran Butler and Nick Bentley, for supporting us through the design process and helping us share UNSWeetened with students in new, digital ways. A warm thankyou to our friends at both Tharunka and Blitz, for always supporting, engaging, and collaborating – it has been lovely working alongside you this year. Thank you to Jack Poppert, Editor and Coordinator to Framework and Coordinator of the 2019 UNSWeetened Journal, for all your advice and needed encouragement. Finally, thank you to everyone who submitted, to everyone who came to our weekly workshops and to everyone who reads this Journal. It is our continued commitment to literature, to each other and to the practice of sharing that makes things like the UNSWeetened Journal possible.

Personal thanks:

A huge thanks to all the volunteers, for without your creativity, kindness, and diligence there would be no journal and we would not be the friends we are now. A personal thanks to my friends and family for always listening and encouraging – you are truly special. And to my Partner – thank you as always for being my biggest support and my best friend.