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Winter 2020

Published 16 June 2020

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In this edition, author and essayist Lucia Osborne-Crowley examines the cost of intimacy for women in a world where men demand exclusive access to the closeness of their female partners, often without returning the emotional labour involved.

How do we write the apocalypse? Author Lucy Treloar wonders at the craft of fiction when confronted by unrelenting apocalyptic reality and considers the space between the real and the observed.

Guy Rundle recalls the extraordinary and now lost days of big production TV sketch comedy. It’s the eighties and in the writers’ room at Full Frontal the winds of change are gathering

Sophie Cunningham pauses as a summer of fire merges with an autumn of pandemic. She writes on nature, community, politics, desperation and belonging.

Claire G. Coleman writes on the long shadow of the Stolen Generations: ‘Dad discovered he was Noongar when he was 63, when I was 30, when his Uncle Bob died...’



Meanjin Papers

DEPRECIATED: THE PRICE OF LOVE 
Lucia Osborne-Crowley


Fiction

THE VELVET PLAIN
Adam Ouston

SCALES 
Rebecca Slater

CALL HIM AL
Elizabeth Flux

LITERALLY BESIDE MYSELF
Anne Casey-Hardy


Reviews

TAKING FEMALE QUEERNESS FROM SUBTEXT TO TEXT
Matilda Dixon-Smith

CLOCK WATCHING AND OTHER DC MARVELS
Robert Reid

TECHNOPHILIA AND ITS DISCONTENTS
Cher Tan

LOOKING UP AND FALLING DOWN
Laura La Rosa

THE CLASS OF CULTURE
Ben Eltham


Poetry

Ghosted
Allis Hamilton

On Happiness
Maria Takolander

Plastic Nights
Peter Rose

Another, Familiar Century
John Mateer

Arcades Project
Michael Farrell

Peacekeeping
Robyn Rowland

Between the media and the moment
Jen Webb

the lesbian
Ashleigh Synnott

Citizen Science
Vanessa Proctor

Out of This World
Stephen Edgar

Senescence Again
Jack Hibberd

A Piece of Everything
Jill Jones

darling
Jeremy Page