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Autumn 2021

Published 16 March 2021


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Australia is the fourth biggest country in the world for QAnon social media content and discussion, and its fans are a wide ranging group, from celebrity chef Pete Evans to federal MPs like George Christensen. Margaret Simons wonders what brings them all together, why ideas like the theories promoted by QAnon have appeal and how social media and the collapse of much traditional journalism has fuelled the breakdown of a coherent idea of 'the public'.

Plus: Omar SakrMark McKenna, Declan Fry, Elizabeth FluxPaul DaleyRodney HallYen-Rong WongMaria Tumarkin, Gregory Day, Shakira Hussein, Paul Barratt, Steve Dow and Australia In Three Books from Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen.

 



Meanjin Papers

Q FOR CONSPIRACY
Margaret Simons



 

Fiction

THE WEATHERMEN
Briohny Doyle

THE NINCH
Rose Michael

KERNEL PANIC
Melanie Cheng

THE PUMPKIN SHOOTS
Dawn Nguyen


Reviews

SUBURBAN ASPIRATIONS IN PEMULWUY
Timmah Ball

PAIN SPEAKING
Andy Jackson

YOU'RE ABUNDANCE
Darlene Silva Soberano

ONE FOR THE INDEBTED CLASS
Max Easton

A POROUS BEING
Claire Cao

DOMINATION AND SUBMISSION
Dion Kagan


Poetry

Inflorescence 
Julie Manning

Our Closing Narrative
Shey Marque

Mao Please
Steve Brock

my fathers tell me of water
Dženana Vucic

January 26
Toby Fitch

Blackout
Diane Fahey

The Seed Sown upon the Ocean of Storms
Christian Bök

Cicada Song
Madeleine Ryan

The 'Riff
Mark O'Flynn

Ghost Poetry
Robbie Coburn

A Heron Swallows a Fish, & the Fish Trashes in Its Throat
Ion Corcos