2017: And Watch the Whale Explode
And Watch the Whale Explode is the 31st collection from the prestigious Creative Writing program at the University of Technology Sydney.
And Watch The Whale Explode’s foreword is written by Fiona Wright, the 2017 Copyright Agency (CAL) New Writer in Residence at UTS. Wright is also the author of Small Acts of Disappearance, a book of essays which won the 2016 Kibble Award, and poetry collection Knuckled , won the 2012 Dame Mary Gilmore Award.
Each literary piece in And Watch The Whale Explode is keenly crafted by some of Sydney’s most exciting emerging talent from the UTS writing undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The student editorial committee selected this combination of fiction, non-fiction, flash fiction, poetry and screenwriting from more than 270 submissions.
Photographer and UTS student Christopher Quyen, and resin artist Sarah Lee conjured up the mesmerizing cover image. For Quyen, cinema was an important part of his upbringing and now he tries to capture the cinematic moments of everyday life in his artistic practices. Lee’s design brand “Uber Wasser” literally means “on water”, and was inspired by a trip to an art gallery in Hamburg, Germany.
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