Other Work

Requiem for a Canary

A collaboration with the great Bettina Kaiser done earlier in 2021, consisting of  powerful art and design by Bettina with a collection of my microfiction, has been one of the most rewarding collaborations of my life. The work Requiem for a Canary has been named one of the finalists for the Northern Beaches Environmental Arts Prize and is exhibiting at the Manley Gallery, Nov 12-Dec 12, 2021. 

Collaboration with Bettina Kaiser Art+Design

Exhibition showing in the Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Camperdown, Sydney: DEAD NATURE. Click here for a Q&A by Bettina on the exhibition, subject matter and collab. Click here for more info on NATURA MORTA.



Kate Liston-Mills’ poem, ‘Whole – if it is all one thing’, was published as part of The Red Room‘s Disappearing collection. You can view the poem here.


The Waterfowl Are Drunk! is Kate’s first major creative work and was published in 2016 as a print book. It can be purchased online here or from any good book store nationwide.



Kate Liston-Mills has been published in Writer’s Edit’s Kindling I (2014), II (2015) and III (2016) anthologies.

Published items include:

In I:

Old Receipt, prose piece;

Whiteley to IT: Hotel room number 4, poem;

North Wollongong Pickles and Beaches, poem.

In II:

Birds Eye Lane, poem;

The Christening and End of Cherry-Red, poem.


Home Verandah Bucolic, poem.

You can buy a copy of Kindling I here


And a copy of Kindling II here.


 And a copy of Kindling III here.iii

Kate Liston-Mills has been published in The Daily Telegraph and The Sydney Morning Herald in the magazine lift-out Indulge.

Liston-Mills wrote for Indulge from 2013 (Sep) -2014 (Dec). Published items include:

  • Reviews, advertisements and articles on Gowings Bar and Grill, Esther, Porteño, La Maison de l’éclair, The Bridge Room, North Bondi Fish, Puer, With Love from the Oven, Uber, Let’s Go Surfing! Surf School Bondi, Fratelli Fresh (Potts Point), deliFresco (Bondi Junction), Ms. Gs, The Glass Brasserie, various old pubs around Sydney, Bockers & Pony, Formaggi Ocello, Octoberfest, Sydney Festival, La Scala on Jersey, The Immortal World Tour – Michael Jackson tribute/ Cirque du Soleil, advertisements for Sanity;
  • Interviews with comedian Jimeoin and country music stars The McClymonts;
  • Health articles on the benefits of exercise and drinking water;
  • Special interest articles on how to plan parties, summer ideas for kids on holidays, Christmas movies and foods, how to pack the perfect picnic, charity fundraiser advertisements, competitions/promotions, filler articles and book reviews.

Jimeoin articleKate Liston-Mills wrote for regional Fairfax papers including the Eden Magnet from January-October 2015.

Some of her works can be found on the The Eden Magnet site.


Click here for one example.

Kate Liston-Mills has been published by the South Coast Writers Centre.

Published works include:

  • Endangered Species endangering, poem published when Kate was chosen as the feature Writer of the Month, November, 2012.
  • It Runs Right Through, poem published in ‘Seeking Horizons’ the 2014 Anthology.

Kate Liston-Mills has edited the book “ephemeral” written by artist Greer Taylor on behalf of the South Coast Writers Centre, 2014.

Kate Liston-Mills has been published by prowlings journal.

Published items include:

Kate Liston-Mills has been published in TIDE magazine.

Published works include:

  • Secrets of the Skin, prose piece published October, 2011.
  • Casey’s Land, poem published October, 2012.
  • Sappho, I know, poem published in October, 2013.
  • Libyan Rat Proof Fence, poem published October, 2013.

Kate Liston-Mills has been published in the Tertangala, the student magazine for the University of Wollongong.

Published works include:

  • Book review: ‘What the ground can’t hold’ by Shady Cosgrove, published November 2013.
  • Book Review for ‘Fish-Hair Woman’ by Merlinda Bobis, published November 2013.
  • Book review of ‘6AM IN THE UNIVERSE’, selected poems by Benjamin Frater published September 2013.
  • Bega Bus Stop, prose piece published September 2013.
  • Breath, short poem published August 2013.