#7: James Bradley — UNEARTHED: Last Days of the Anthropocene

#7: James Bradley — UNEARTHED: Last Days of the Anthropocene

The latest episode of the Meanjin Narratives podcast features writer James Bradley reading his major essay ‘UNEARTHED: Last Days of the Anthropocene’ from Meanjin’s Spring 2019 edition. This urgent exploration of the existential implications of climate change is a compelling listen, and an important call-to-action for us to remain realistic ...
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#6: James Curran — The Unknown Solider

#6: James Curran — The Unknown Solider

In the latest episode of the Meanjin Narratives podcast, James Curran reads his triptych ‘The Unknown Soldier’, three poignant poems that muse on the Anzacs, distant sacrifice and remembrance ...
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#5: Eileen Chong — Three Poems

#5: Eileen Chong — Three Poems

In the fifth episode of the Meanjin Narratives podcast, poet Eileen Chong recites three of her works, spanning across continents and millennia in their inspiration. ‘Magnolia’ (published in Meanjin in 2016) is based on a legendary character in Chinese history, Hua Mu Lan, who was a warrior during the Northern ...
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#4: Michelle Cahill — Letter to Virginia Woolf

#4: Michelle Cahill — Letter to Virginia Woolf

‘We drive past the lap pool where I used to swim and I think of you, passing time at The Crossroads, chattering nonsense, the lucidity of prose. I could taste the unwritten words and drown in the warm air of evening.’ In episode 4 of the Meanjin Narratives podcast, Michelle ...
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#3: Clementine Ford — The Turning Point

#3: Clementine Ford — The Turning Point

In episode 3 of the Meanjin Narratives podcast, Clementine Ford reads her essay from Meanjin's Winter 2018 edition. 'The Turning Point' begins with the author reflecting on an abuse of power that was done to her as a child, and goes on to explore the wider culture of systemic misogyny ...
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#2: Shu-Ling Chua — Through the Looking Glass

#2: Shu-Ling Chua — Through the Looking Glass

In episode 2 of the Meanjin Narratives podcast, Shu-Ling Chua guides us through her journey of sexual awakening. ‘Through the Looking Glass’, published on the Meanjin blog in January 2018, is part memoir, part literary criticism. This thought-provoking, arresting piece incorporates the influence of formative texts upon the author's relationship ...
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#1: Omar Sakr — Any Percentage of a Heart Is Still A Heart

#1: Omar Sakr — Any Percentage of a Heart Is Still A Heart

In our first Meanjin Narratives episode, writer and poet Omar Sakr reads his remarkable essay 'Any Percentage of a Heart Is Still A Heart' from Meanjin's Autumn 2018 edition. In this piece, Sakr uses a conversation between himself and his cousin about his own bisexuality to frame a wider discussion ...
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