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Poetry

Angelo

Rico Craig

On the day he died we drove stolen cars
through the suburbs, spray cans knocking like eggs
in a swaying nest.

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Rico Craig reflects on the killing of Angelo Tsakos in new poetry

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A trip carves a family into sharp relief in new fiction by Goldie Goldbloom

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New poetry by Peter Coghill

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In a new essay Lucy Salt asks; does a violent past have to mean a brutal future?

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New poetry by John Kinsella

Tournament
of Books

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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 trip carves a family into sharp relief in new fiction by Goldie Goldbloom

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Pimples, dancing and awkward learning in fiction from Tegan Bennett Daylight

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Mismatched values and close quarters in new fiction by Jo Lennan

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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

Poetry

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Rico Craig reflects on the killing of Angelo Tsakos in new poetry

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New poetry by Peter Coghill

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New poetry by John Kinsella

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New poetry by Barry Hill

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New poetry by James Gering

Memoir

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A cruel and unusual punishment in memoir by Roderick St George

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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

Essays

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In a new essay Lucy Salt asks; does a violent past have to mean a brutal future?

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Jacinta Mulders discusses family history over dessert

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Briohny Doyle discusses the future of ‘High End’ television in Australia

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Jenny Sinclair looks at perspectives on a strange, floating world

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

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…