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Poetry

Facing the Llullaillaco Maiden

Shari Kocher

my face is my face
my dream is my own
hands that have parted and worshipped the corn
stone dust and ice in the whorl of my thumb
dry as the dry of my tearless hum

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New poetry from Dan Disney

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

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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

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The earth set alight from underground in new fiction from Jennifer Mills

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Memoir

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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

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Maria Kyriacou recalls the pain and uncertainty surrounding her double mastectomy

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A transfusion in hospital leads Peter Sutton to reflect on memories of blood

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Patrick McCaughey experiences the majesty of central Australia

Essays

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A visit to the exhibition Australia leaves Helen Idle questioning notions of time

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Laurie Steed reflects on the Sozopol Fiction Seminar

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Gillian Terzis on the limitations of the ‘great Australian dream’

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Martin Langford on the dangers of limited reading

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Mike Ladd listens to the morning with a new companion.

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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…

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