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Perspectives

Bringing up Bilingual Bébé

Tara June Winch

Over the past two years I have watched my almost eight-year-old daughter change her mother tongue.

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Do you wish you were bilingual? Or that your child was bilingual? Tara June Winch gave this opportunity to her daughter.

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New poetry by David Brooks

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Ben Stubbs explores both sides of the United States-Mexico border between San Diego and Tijuana

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Christie Nieman on the intimacy of books

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beyond the sun-scorched men filling its plans with bricks—poetry by Ron Pretty

Tournament
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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 woman clings to the past in an attempt to deal with the present—new fiction by Irma Gold.

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A case of divine inspiration in the holy city? Or is it something more mundane? New fiction from David Cohen

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Fire threatens and old loves rear their head in new fiction by Laurie Steed

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Briohny Doyle frames the way in which seasons change and recycle life, through the eyes of a young woman

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You observe your sister’s illness and the weather, inside and outside—fiction by Mireille Juchau

Poetry

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New poetry by David Brooks

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beyond the sun-scorched men filling its plans with bricks—poetry by Ron Pretty

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Days seem brief and endless—poetry by Mike Ladd

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Paint for me/the word water, I said—poetry by Subhash Jaireth

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I went out
in the slow bloom of rain
—poetry by Pam Schindler

Memoir

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Christie Nieman on the intimacy of books

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Antonia Hayes reflects on a difficult diagnosis

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Luke Ryan writes about his scars as ‘the permanent memorials to the wounds of the past’

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Lorna Hendry’s astonishing first week in the remote West Australian community, Imintji.

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Hilary McPhee reflects upon her archived past: a large number of boxes in her laundry

Essays

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Ben Stubbs explores both sides of the United States-Mexico border between San Diego and Tijuana

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Jim Davidson defines the Australian ambiences from which he has drawn his biographical subjects

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Martin Langford reviews a selection of contemporary Australian poetry

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Jim Davidson examines the role of biography in capturing the ambience of an age

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Michelle Dicinoski visits Detroit to interview DetroitUrbex, an avid explorer and photographer of the city’s abandoned sites

Podcast

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

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In the third Meanjin Podcast, Meg Mundell and Drew Sinton explore the ghosts of the State Library…

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Are you terrible at naming characters? Do you start short stories but never finish? Is there a ce…

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In the second episode we talk to Harry Williamson about a new Australian flag, Anna Heyward talks…

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In the first Meanjin podcast we explore Walter and Marion Griffin’s Canberra, visit the National …