The Pause

Marrickville Pause wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which this magazine was conceived: the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and all other indigenous people of Australia and throughout the world. 











About the magazine

Marrickville Pause first began in early 2016 as a one-off printed zine, with poems written by a friend (poet Nick Chlopicki) and I under numerous pseudonyms. We had no literary community, so thought we’d make our own. We wanted the magazine to be fun, democratic, piss-taking, colloquial and full of all the other attributes we believed one would (should?) associate with contemporary Australian poetry and writing.

We released our first issue, Issue 3, by printing off copies at the UTS library in Sydney and placing them in odd places here and there throughout the city. We had plans for another issue, things folded. About one year later, while living in West End (Meanjin/Brisbane) and nostalgic for that pause in conversation the sound of a 747 brings on (the ‘Marrickville Pause’) I began publishing the magazine again, with the first online issue being released in May 2017.

So what does the magazine seek to do? what is the aim? These are questions I’ve asked myself over the past 2 years and will no doubt continue to avoid in the future.

Jake Goetz
Founding Editor – Marrickville Pause