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The Meanjin Oration and Meanjin journal: announcing a new partnership

The Meanjin Oration and Meanjin journal: announcing a new partnership

The Meanjin Team
The Carumba Institute at QUT and the Meanjin literary journal are delighted to announce a new publishing partnership for the annual Meanjin Oration, delivered this year by Noel Pearson. Each August the Carumba Institute, QUT’s Indigenous research and education ...
2023 Carumba Institute Meanjin Oration by Noel Pearson: Change the country for the good

2023 Carumba Institute Meanjin Oration by Noel Pearson: Change the country for the good

Noel Pearson
This referendum, if affirmed, will complete the Commonwealth of Australia through constitutional recognition of its Indigenous peoples. The words enshrine the presence of peoples whose ancestors made this continent their home for more than 60,000 years. In recognition of Aboriginal ...
Announcing Jeanine Leane as Meanjin Poetry Editor

Announcing Jeanine Leane as Meanjin Poetry Editor

Esther Anatolitis
Meanjin welcomes award-winning Wiradjuri poet and editor Jeanine Leane to the role of Poetry Editor ...
We're doing a little website tidying

We’re doing a little website tidying

The Meanjin Team
You may begin to notice some changes around the Meanjin website in coming days and weeks. We're improving legibility and accessibility, reformatting our archive, tidying up our menus, and doing everything we can to make our writers' work look as ...
Opportunities

Opportunities

Lionel Fogarty
Yo a national affair each week as to bring Us display compassion together Not one peoples but all proudly peoples The nature creation centuries used us as Voice change, dance change, song change Change as if the eyes are a ...
Vote Yes Because No Means No

Vote Yes Because No Means No

Claire G. Coleman
If, like me, you are over 42 years old, you would have voted in the 1999 republic referendum. This was a referendum to answer a simple question: Do we cease being a constitutional monarchy and become a republic? Despite most ...
What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading

Emily Spurr
What am I reading? Where do I start with that? With the pile of books that towers over me as I sleep? The short story ‘book snacks’ I dip in and out of between books? The open articles in my ...
Join us! Laneway launch at Readings Carlton, Fri 22 Sept

Join us! Laneway launch at Readings Carlton, Fri 22 Sept

The Meanjin Team
Join us in the Readings Carlton laneway on Friday evening 22 September—rug up!—and let’s launch Meanjin Spring 2023 together ...
Congratulations QLA winners in Meanjin Spring 2023

Congratulations QLA winners in Meanjin Spring 2023

The Meanjin Team
Meanjin congratulates Jasmin McGaughey, Melanie Saward, Lionel Fogarty and Maria van Neerven—writers with work about to be published in Meanjin—on their Queensland Literary Awards success at last night’s State Library of Queensland ceremony. Devoted entirely to work by Aboriginal and ...
What I'm Reading: An Ode to the Book Club

What I’m Reading: An Ode to the Book Club

Sara M Saleh, Sara M Saleh
Gabriel seizing the illiterate man, alone and fasting in a cave, and commanding read, the man saying I can’t, Gabriel seizing him tighter, commanding read, the man gasping I don’t know how, Gabriel squeezing him so tight he couldn’t breathe, ...
Cover reveal: Meanjin 82.3 Spring 2023

Cover reveal: Meanjin 82.3 Spring 2023

The Meanjin Team
We're thrilled to reveal the cover of our Spring 2023 issue, featuring the bold work of Tony Albert (Girramay/Yidinji/Kuku Yalanji peoples) from his iconoclastic ‘You Wreck Me’ series. Get ready for timely pieces from some of our finest Aboriginal and ...
Poets Correspond

Poets Correspond

Andy Jackson and Tim Loveday
Chinese Fish Grace Yee Giramondo, 2023 Dear Tim, You know, as a reader, I appreciate when a book sneaks up behind me, pushes me in the back, so I'm thrown into the deep-end. I mean, why tiptoe around, avoid the ...
OzLit Book Crit Bandit Camp

OzLit Book Crit Bandit Camp

Patrick Marlborough
I don’t review Australian books because I am a coward and a dunce. It’s as simple as that. To me, reviewing an Australian book feels like stumbling into a Mexican standoff wearing a suicide vest: things are going to get ...
Simon Crean’s cultural policy legacy

Simon Crean’s cultural policy legacy

Nicholas Pickard
Before the days of livestreams, Simon Crean wanted as many artists, creative organisations and interested Australians as possible to join a national conversation about our cultural future. And so, as minister for the arts launching a new national cultural policy, ...
Plagiarism, cobbling or accidental inclusion?

Plagiarism, cobbling or accidental inclusion?

Mary Garden
The Editor's note that appears below this piece was updated on Saturday 22 July 2023 On 10 June 2023, a freelance writer and reviewer settled down in the sun to read The Weekend Australian. Joy Lawn had been busy and had ...