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Poetry

Rope

Glenn McPherson

It isn’t at all ropish.
There is nothing for it to hold.
It is not part of a child’s swing.
It could not be used by rats
To traverse round booby traps.

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New poetry from Glenn McPherson

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Cathy Perkins reflects on the poetry of Zora Cross, Australia’s forgotten war poet

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In a new piece of memoir, Sophie Quick encounters more than one kind of weird

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New poetry by Lidija Šimkutė

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In an interview with John William Wilkinson, Spanish author Juan Marsé has all the answers

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Tom Cho Vs. Thea Astley in the Meanjin Tournament of Books Grand Final

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Second Semi-Final Tom Cho Vs Jospehine Rowe judged by Melinda Harvey

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First Semi-Final Thea Astley Vs Nam Le judged by Ronnie Scott

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R2 M4 ‘Today on Dr Phil’ Vs. ‘Five Acre Virgin’ judged by First Dog

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R2 M3 ‘In the Mornings We Would Sometimes Hear Him Singing’ Vs. ‘American Dreams’ judged by Melissa Cranenburgh

Fiction

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A family acquires a painting and an unexpected visitor in new fiction from A.S. Patric

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In between luggage, lobbies and taxi ranks—new fiction by MB Cahill

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Linguistics and the language of despair in new fiction from Kate Elkington

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Infidelity captured on film in new fiction from Fatima Sehbai

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An overdue pregnancy and the nurturing strength of a mother, in new fiction from Ellen van Neerven

Poetry

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New poetry from Glenn McPherson

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New poetry by Lidija Šimkutė

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New poetry from Eileen Chong

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In new poetry, Omar Sakr explores leaving home and new beginnings

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Ritual and sacrifice in new poetry from Shari Kocher

Memoir

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In a new piece of memoir, Sophie Quick encounters more than one kind of weird

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Drew Rooke speaks to the locals of threatened Sydney suburb Millers Point

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On his eightieth birthday, poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe muses on tattoed ladies, triangulation and growing up Europhile

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In new memoir, Kerstin Lindros explores her family’s past and the legacy of East Germany

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Stories from the projection room with Aaron Hawke

Essays

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Cathy Perkins reflects on the poetry of Zora Cross, Australia’s forgotten war poet

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Subhash Jaireth explores the history of Baghdad as a cultural metropolis

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Ashlynne McGhee examines her generation’s role in reviving a struggling industry

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Bill Garner recreates a subliminal encounter for two WWI diggers

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Pip Newling explores the disturbing history of Mooree’s public swimming pool

Podcast

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On the eighth episode of the podcast we talk to Gillian Terzis about her impossible dream, Fatima…

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Episode seven features Raimond Gaita and Glyn Davis on the place and purpose of the university, L…

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Episode six of the Meanjin podcast features Fatima Measham on postcode superiority, Julie Chevali…

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Episode five of the Meanjin podcast features Luke Ryan on scars, both literal and metaphorical, E…

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In episode four we debut a new segment the literary agony aunts, plus Nicholas Walton-Healey talk…