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Spring 2018

Published 17 September 2018

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'Between 1970 and 2012, according to the World Wildlife Fund, the population of non-human vertebrate animals on earth dropped by 58%.'

In her lead essay in the Spring edition of Meanjin, author Jane Rawson wonders at the unfolding tragedy of our moment: we are living through a mass extinction. By 2020 we will have lost 70% of animal life on the planet. 'There is only the tiniest whisper of wildness left on the landmasses of this planet and that tiny whisper is on the brink of going silent. Everything—all of it—will soon be us.'

Plus: Bruce Pascoe, Fatima Measham, Katharine Murphy, Jonno Revanche, Gray Connolly, Robyn Williams, Sheila Ngoc Pham, Anne Casey, Ben Walter and Shaun Micallef.

 



Meanjin Papers

THE INVISIBLE EXTINCTIONS
Jane Rawson


Up Front

NATIONAL ACCOUNTS 
Shaun Micallef

TRAINS
Sumudu Samarawickrama

NOT ANOTHER RESURRECTION?
Robyn Williams

THE COKER STOKER
Mark E. Dean

WHAT I LEARNED ABOUT POVERTY
Jane Gilmore


Essays

AND THEN SUDDENLY, THERE WAS HOPE
Katharine Murphy

LOOKING FOR THE SOFT SPOT
Jane Jervis-Read

AUSTRALIA: TEMPER AND BIAS
Bruce Pascoe

ALL TIMES ARE THE SAME TIME
Belinda Rule

THE POWER OR THE GLORY
Fatima Measham

FLITTING BETWEEN MANY MIDDLES
Jonno Revanche

CONSERVATISM AMID THE RUINS
Gray Connolly

BILL HENSON'S GREEK DREAMING
Angela Smith

CRACK UP
The Piping Shrike

THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS
Annie Chapman

DEATH KNELLS
Cameo Dalley

ERN AND NED, SUN AND SID
Sue Rabbitt Roff


Reading

AUSTRALIA IN THREE BOOKS
Sheila Ngoc Pham
 
 





Memoir

WILLOW COURT
Tracey Clark

TEETH
Fikret Pajalic

THE HANDS OF A WOMAN
Kelly Peihopa

SHADOWING THE BOYDS
Sylvia Martin

SZYMON IN SPAIN
Grazyna Zajdow

 

Fiction

FLATHEAD OUT ONE DAY
Ben Walter

BEING THE MOTHER
Anne Casey

INVITATION
Mirandi Riwoe

FOR THEIR OWN GOOD
Karen Wyld

 

Poetry

#sonnet
Jake Davies

1.43pm
Ouyang Yu

I Watched It Pass Over
Anthony Lawrence

The Tempest
Justin Lowe

Convalescence
Robbie Coburn

Those that are trained
Aden Rolfe

My Mother Talks in Numbers
Eileen Chong

The Tophouse
Zenobia Frost

Wild Duck Sutra
David Brooks

Ash
Simeon Kronenberg

Oh Venus, that Zenith
Jill Jones


Ravi Shankar



Endnotes

THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME 
Andrew Ford and Anni Heino

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