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Sovereign Words, Sovereign Worlds

Sovereign Words, Sovereign Worlds

Sulagna Basu
Reviewed: Always Will Be, Mykaela Saunders, UQP Always Will Be is a strikingly creative collection of short stories by Koori/Goori and Lebanese writer Mykaela Saunders in which she evokes a range of speculative futures for her ancestral community of the ...
What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Saanjana Kapoor
You cannot stop reading stories about teenage girls, a dreamy, moody haze you somehow stumble back to. Maybe you are trying to find what you never read, maybe you are still frozen as one ...
Floating fantasies and truths in tales

Floating fantasies and truths in tales

Ariana Haghighi
We rarely turn to poetry to parse historical truths, preferring to dissect ‘non-fiction’ narratives about the past, only accepting truth in the form of inviolable fact ...
Sex, art and capital

Sex, art and capital

Samantha Floreani
One of the compelling things about reading horror is the simultaneous push-pull sensation; to be drawn in and repulsed at the same time ...
Join us! Sydney launch at Gleebooks, Wed 24 April

Join us! Sydney launch at Gleebooks, Wed 24 April

The Meanjin Team
Let’s discuss the complexities of memoir in a time of trauma, war and genocide ...
Announcing the inaugural Meanjin InPlace resident, Ella Ferris!

Announcing the inaugural Meanjin InPlace resident, Ella Ferris!

The Meanjin Team
Writer, actor, theatre maker and poet Ella Ferris is the recipient of the 2024 Meanjin InPlace Autumn Residency ...
Guernica

Guernica

Yumna Kassab
To keep the snake in my sight, to not give it more ground, to not relinquish to this snake standing in the door ...
Instead, Gather

Instead, Gather

Luoyang Chen
Poetry, like the archive, is past but never truly passes. While reading Wiradjuri poet Jeanine Leane’s gawimarra: gathering, stories and memories become part of an interconnected land-space, where past and future mingle with the present ...
New Skin for the Old Ceremony

New Skin for the Old Ceremony

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen
It’s the typical bind of the third-culture kid: too much of one thing, not enough of the oth­er, not enough, not enough, not enough … ...
Poets Correspond

Poets Correspond

Andy Jackson and Tim Loveday
Kirli Saunders’ new book Returning is as much an art piece as it is a collection of poetry. A visually rich and lyrically-layered work, it meets readers in the present, exploring themes surrounding the climate collapse & COVID-19, First Nations ...
What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Caitlin Farrugia
Isn’t so much of life having a shit staring up at you from your shower floor distracting you from your purpose? ...
Join us! Canberra launch at Muse, Sun 7 April

Join us! Canberra launch at Muse, Sun 7 April

The Meanjin Team
Let’s spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon talking poetry! ...
Queer love and yearning

Queer love and yearning

Laura Pettenuzzo
For all the progress we’ve seen in the gay rights movement, Lead Us Not is a well-crafted reminder that queer joy is still so often unattainable ...
Private desires, collective dispossession

Private desires, collective dispossession

Ruth McHugh-Dillon
In her book Kassab looks horror in the eye, dignifies private desires and grieves their loss, and in doing so reminds us what being human looks like ...
Join us! A Meanjin breakfast in Wagga Wagga

Join us! A Meanjin breakfast in Wagga Wagga

The Meanjin Team
Join Esther for a talk on Meanjin’s role in bringing the country’s finest writers into the national conversation, all over a French-style breakfast! ...