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October Monthly Blogger – Kate Fagan

Thanks to Bruce Pascoe for an excellent month of blogs. This month our blogger is Kate Fagan. Kate Fagan is a poet, songwriter and academic, and the Convenor of the English Program at Western Sydney University. Her book First Light (Giramondo, 2012) was short-listed...

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Love your local literature: get a promo deal today

Six joint subscription deals. Six promo deals. For the next six months, Southerly is offering extra discounts on joint subscriptions with our partner journals. Each month, one journal will be featured – Meanjin, Overland, Island, Westerly, The Lifted Brow, Griffith...

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September Monthly Blogger – Bruce Pascoe!

Many thanks to Tara June Winch for her excellent posts. This month our blogger is Bruce Pascoe. Bruce, a Bunurong man, is a member of the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-operative of southern Victoria, and an awarding winning Australian writer, editor, and anthologist. Bruce...

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‘Such Human-Scale Signatures’

Kate Fagan Here is one “photograph in the brain” from Berkeley. I’m sitting with Pete at the foot of a towering sequoia. The tree is beside a small canal. Students zigzag over a bridge. Every backpack is a house. A man on a bicycle looks like Kit Robinson. The sequoia...

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‘Written to Music’

Kate Fagan Leave the long fall between us (peak after peak) Here were my paints and there were my powders And then I was drunk and we lost each other My shadow tumbled after Soaking cinnamon leaves in the lake of the moon The roll of the damned drum calls me to duty...

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‘Into the Interior’

Kate Fagan Mountain, mountain, mountain, marking time. Each nameless, wall beyond wall, wavering redefinition of horizon. – Denise Levertov, from ‘Into the Interior’ in O Taste and See[i] It takes a long time to write precise things. Mountain, mountain, mountain. This...

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