Coetzee, Costco and Excess: Writing about Eating Animals

Coetzee, Costco and Excess: Writing about Eating Animals

Gabriela Bourke   At the beginning of each year as an Arts student I had the pleasure of choosing my courses for that semester from a rich list of literary offerings. I usually picked units with evocative titles like ‘Imagining America’ or ‘Revolutionary Writing:...
Passive Words

Passive Words

Gabriela Bourke   The Acknowledgement of Country can feel like an empty gesture. The practice is supposed to show respect for the traditional custodians of a particular area, but sometimes it feels more like performing a meaningless lip-service that allows for a...
Being Carried

Being Carried

Oliver Mol    When I think, now, about the book that made me believe in literature, in storytelling, again, I think of Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, that first book I read after I’d returned to Brisbane, after I’d seen the healer, after the migraine had gone....
The Green Country

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...
On Poetry and Essays

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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