Thanks to all our wonderful contributors who have shared their words and art with us this issue: 

Allison Colpoys is the cover artist for issue three. Allison was voted the Young Designer of the Year at the Australian Publishers Association 2009 Book Design Awards.

Jessica Au has been published in Meanjin, Overland, Wet Ink, Voiceworks and the Sleepers almanacs. She lives in Melbourne where she hopes to one day finish her law degree, but for the moment is enjoying drinking tea and writing a novel.

Greedy Hen is an art collective/studio housing the collaborative works of Katherine Brickman and Kate Mitchell. Greedy Hen creates images that reference playful black humour, unwritten fables or sinister elements lurking among kinderesque beauty. Vist them at

Paul Dee is a librarian. He spends his weekdays surrounded and intimidated by books. He writes in the mornings before crossing the Hoddle Bridge over Melbourne’s Yarra River. He has no sense of direction and cannot play piano, so he writes for revenge.

Stella Kalaw is a photographer whose projects explore themes rooted from family, memory and personal experiences. She has exhibited in Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Singapore and Manila. See her work at

Lisa Mamone spends a lot of time making up her mind and promptly changing it. Don’t ask her what she does or wants because the response will often be confusing. She wishes she was around in the 1920s, before swing dancing was daggy and cocktails were innovative.

Josephine Rowe is writer, usherette, life model and casual insomniac who lives in St Kilda, Melbourne. Her work has been published widely and read on Radio National and 3RRR. Her books Asynchrony; East of Here, Close to Water; and How a Moth Becomes a Boat, are available through all good independent bookstores. Josephine will be joining harvest as poetry editor from issue four.

Amy Borrell likes to make small happy things for nice people. She has an honours degree in design but likes to think of herself as more of a professional dabbler. Visit or email

Kylie Roses career began at age five, by telling old people stories in exchange for chocolate. By twelve, she was a girl reporter for a feminist newspaper. She lives in Maitland, New South Wales, with her four children.

Geoff Lemons first book, Sunblind, was released by Picaro Press in 2008. He is a six-time poetry slam winner and runs Melbourne’s Wordplay readings. His work appears in Going Down Swinging, Best Australian Stories 2007, Blue Dog and Wet Ink. Geoff is the current harvest poetry editor but will be passing on the baton in order to pursue new opportunities at home and abroad.

Emma Schwarcz is a Melbourne writer and editor. She has been published in The Age, Explore Australia and Comet Magazine, and is a senior editor at Hardie Grant Books.

Lupen Grainne is a self-taught photographer. She loves that even the ordinary things in life can become magical and beautiful when looked at the right way. See her work at

Penelope Chai is co-creator of the genius

Dan-ah Kim attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where she still lives and works. She divides her time between making art and freelancing in film and television. Her artwork has been shown in galleries in California, Chicago and New York. Her site is

Nathan Davies, a bull of a man known in parts of Eastern Europe for his ability to wrestle bears whilst simultaneously impregnating all life forms within a ten kilometre radius, also likes long walks in the park.

Imogen Stubbs is a Melbourne writer, designer and crafter. She likes cups of tea, cats on YouTube and swing dancing. Imogen is also harvest‘s art director.

Thuy Linh Nguyen is a pharmacist with a postgraduate degree in professional writing. Her favourite Nam Le story does not begin on a boat, but features zombies.

You can see more of Irana Douer’s work at

Greg Foyster is a Melbourne writer. His work has been published in The AgeSydney Morning Herald, Voiceworks, Page Seventeen and Vignette Press’s Death Mook. He is currently studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University.

Simon Cox was Young Writer in Residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre in 2008. Here he completed his first chapbook, Book Lung. Simon once ate a bowl of alphabet soup in reverse alphabetical order. He lives in Perth.

Shelley Kommers is a Los Angeles-based artist and illustrator. Collage is her favorite medium, and she draws inspiration from daydreams, nature and her everyday life.

Jeff Klooger has been published in a number of Australian literary journals, including Going Down Swinging, Overland and Verandah, mostly in the last millennium. More recently his poems have appeared in Famous Reporter, Retort Magazine and dotlit. He has a PhD in Social Theory and Philosophy from La Trobe University.

Steven Ketchum is a Brooklyn based designer and artist. He likes to draw a lot, read, go to shows and sleep. Check out more of his work at

Michelle O. Bama lives with her husband (an author) and two beautiful daughters. A former lawyer, she now enjoys travelling and working in her organic kitchen garden.

Cameron Lowe lives in Geelong and works as a plasterer. A collection of his poems, Throwing Stones at the Sun, was published by Whitmore Press in 2005.

Ella Holcombe is twenty-six and lives in Brunswick. Her first book of poems, Welcome/No Vacancy, was published by Five Islands Press in 2007. She likes seals.

The bookplates are details taken from A Forest by Marc Martin, a storybook musing on the tension and beauty of the manmade and the organic.

Aliette is a graphic designer living in Paris and working in London. She works in the field of illustration and animated films. Visit or email

Belle Taylor is a feature writer and columnist for The West Australian’s magazine West Weekend. She interned at CNN in New York, where she interviewed Kofi Annan, and The Dubliner Magazine in Ireland, where she drank a lot of beer. She still drinks beer.