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Call For Papers: Southerly’s 80th Anniversary Issue

Southerly is turning 80 and you are invited to contribute to the anniversary issue! We are especially interested in work about anniversaries, cultural and literary elders, longevity, legacies and renewal, late style, cultures of small literary magazines in Australia,...

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Winner of 2019 Victorian Premier’s Award for Poetry

Southerly congratulates our Poetry Editor, Kate Lilley, for winning the 2019 Victorian Premier's Award for Poetry for her collection Tilt (Vagabond Press). Tilt is a complex poetic exploration of types of abuse; an archive of memory. It’s divided into three sections....

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The Green Country

Fiona Wright   I’m travelling in England, a place I’ve never before been – I’ve kept mostly, in the past, to places that are cheap and warm, and more obviously, more decidedly different from my home – and people keep telling me it’s surprising that this is my first...

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On Poetry and Essays

Fiona Wright I’ve always –at least, since I started writing essays, about seven years ago – believed that the essay form has a lot in common with poetry, despite the ostensible differences between them. Mainly this is because I think they use a similar logic – one...

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On Not Writing a Book

Fiona Wright Every time I finish writing a book a very specific dread descends upon me. Every time I finish writing a book I feel emptied out. Excited for the book that is, of course, and pleased to see it making its way out into the world – there isn’t a joy quite...

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