Welcome to the inaugural issue of Kalliope X, a bi-annual online publication that reflects the Australian literary landscape of the twenty-first century.

Our mission is to be eclectic and wide-ranging, drawing in culturally diverse writers, new and established, with various languages and genres to create an imaginative forum that enthralls, stimulates and challenges. We also engage with bilingual, multilingual and translingual texts, as foundations and layers of contemporary writing.


‘Reading is not the ability to put words together, it’s the ability to pull words apart.’

Michael Mohammed Ahmad