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Kevin Gillam

soothed and aching. until then. make the music they should.
yes, heard it fall. though blinkered. obeying the rules of
too few. by the tin foil sea. islands dolloped out there.

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New poetry from Kevin Gillam

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A man reflects on horse races, gambling, alcohol, and unforeseen frivolity

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New poetry by Diane Fahey discusses life and loss

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A family’s distinct displeasure meeting Josef Mengele in a new essay by Joe Dolce

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New poetry from John Millett

Fiction

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A man struggles to build a life in Melbourne in new fiction from Balli Kaur Jaswal

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A mother reflects on her pubescent daughter in new fiction by Michelle Cahill

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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

Poetry

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New poetry from Kevin Gillam

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New poetry by Diane Fahey discusses life and loss

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New poetry from John Millett

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New poetry from Adrian Caesar

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New poetry from Kevin Gillam

Memoir

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Scott Brook reminisces on Hoang Tran Nguyen’s art exhibitions in Footscray

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Lauren Carroll Harris describes her experience with electromagnetic therapy

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Jessie Cole explores the space between sex, fantasy and literature

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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

Essays

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A man reflects on horse races, gambling, alcohol, and unforeseen frivolity

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A family’s distinct displeasure meeting Josef Mengele in a new essay by Joe Dolce

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A border is an imaginary thing, in a new essay from Ben Stubbs

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Riding on bikes by toilets in a new essay by Eleanor Hogan

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Melanie Joosten confronts the mystery and agony of ageing

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…