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Poetry

habitus

Dan Disney

…Few there go to the root of things
where behaviour is an arrangement of
primitive wandering, paradoxical as civilisation. Logic can work
at high levels of consciousness
and speaks the ceremonial magic of engineers

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New poetry from Dan Disney

New poetry from Miro Sandev

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New poetry from David Musgrave

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Laurie Steed reflects on the Sozopol Fiction Seminar

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

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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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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Grief, friendship, death and dissection, new fiction from Robyn Cadwallader

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Finding yourself on the psychologist’s couch, new fiction from Nicola Redhouse

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An old sea dog fights to stay on top of the game in new fiction by W.J.P Newnham

Poetry

New poetry from Dan Disney

New poetry from Miro Sandev

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New poetry from David Musgrave

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New poetry from Gareth Robinson

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Animals dismembered and disemboweled in new poetry from Natalie Rose Dyer

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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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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Jane Howard explores art in the public space

Podcast

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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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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…