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From the newest to the most established it would be an unusual writer who did not feel exposed – naked – at several stages in the creation and presentation of a work: when they sit down to the demands (so often their own demands of themselves) of the blank page or screen, when they first show the work to another, and when the work becomes subject to the comments and analyses of reviewers, critics, scholars.

CONTENTS

EDITORIAL 6

ESSAYS AND ARTICLES

Ann-Marie Priest, “Colour and Crazy Love”: Gwen Harwood and Vera Cottew 26
Scott Esposito, The Gate Deferred: J.M. Coetzee and the Battle against Doubt 90
Robert Darby, A boy’s best friend is his Dick: Homosociality and homo-eroticism in Martin Boyd’s Scandal of Spring 137
Michael Buhagiar, Christopher Brennan and A.C. Swinburne 169
Ellin Williams, The Mountain’s Dark Hole: A History of Jenolan Caves 203
Rowena Lennox, Head of a Dog 212
Peter Mitchell, Bearing Witness: the Narratives of Gary Dunne in the Name of HIV/AIDS 228

POETRY

Tracy Ryan, Hoard Hider, Hoard Finder, Orphaned Hoard, Hoard Hurt 9
Judith Beveridge, Peterhead 24
Geoff Page, Angus 25
Beibei Chen, Here, There 42
D.J. Huppatz, Legends of Concrete Poetry 89
Stephen Edgar, The Sense of an Ending 112
Jacob Ziguras, Vanity Fair 117
John Tranter, Lost Weekend in Boca Raton 136
Paul Summers, the blade & the lamb 164
pete spence, The Dirigible Games, Trivia, Exiting 189
Ali Jane Smith, The Galapagos 201
Simeon Kronenberg, Death of a Bull 211
Roo Stove, Panel II: Three Steps 227
John Watson, A Piano Painted White 246
Ross Donlon, Storm Water 247

FEATURE

Alex Miller, A Circle of Kindred Spirits 13

SHORT FICTION

John A. Scott, André Breton in Melbourne 43
Meredith Downes, Anatomically Correct 114
Nike Sulway, The Lost Man 153
Tessa Lunney, The Mare 191

REVIEW ARTICLE

Michelle Borzi, Chris Wallace-Crabbe, New and Selected Poems 120

REVIEWS

Anne Brewster, of Melissa Lucashenko, Mullumbimby 249
Aaron Mannion, of John Kinsella, Armour and Jam Tree Gully 252
John Tranter, of Pam Brown, Home by Dark 260

NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS 265

And in the Long Paddock…

ESSAY

John Jenkins, Jeffrey Smart (1921-2013): a painter’s eye to poetry and story

POETRY

Judith Beveridge, Karma

Frank Boyce, Vision of a Second Landing

Dan Disney, Critique, Aubade

Stephen Edgar, Spirits of Place

Zenobia Frost, Early Rituals

Helen Hagemann, Monarchs & Homeric Thought

D.J. Huppatz, Circlejerk vs Counter-circlejerk

Sam Langer, Fantasia on Themes Printed in Southerly 73.1,
You Were

Claire Roberts, As Though

John Watson, After Heavy Seas,
Off-breaks

REVIEWS

Sunil Badami, of Tony Moore, Dancing With Empty Pockets: Australia’s Bohemians

Gretchen Shirm, of Lucy Neave, Who We Were

CONTRIBUTORS

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