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Vale JS Harry

JS Harry (1939-2015) JS Harry, one of Australian poetry’s “great transgressors”, described by Peter Porter in 2007 as “the most arresting poet working in Australia today”, died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday morning 20th May. It followed a long and debilitating... read more

May Monthly Blogger – Luke Carman!

An enormous thanks to Anna Gibbs for her excellent posts. This month our blogger is Luke Carman. His bio is below. Luke Carman hails from the Sydney suburb of Liverpool and his first book of fiction, An Elegant Young Man is available from Giramondo. He is Associate... read more

Call for Submissions: War & Peace

What does war mean to us now? With our knowledge of the long aftermath, what does it mean to be at peace? What is the difference between post-war and peace? How do peace and remembrance combine? How do we remember in the midst of war? 2015 is the centenary of the... read more


Chrubblsum Fonetics

by Marie Munkara   To learn to read must be one of the most exciting and useful things we can do in our lives and maybe for some the hardest as well. Although I had a basic idea of what reading was about before I went to school, I was taught the fundamentals of... read more

Lost in Translation

by Marie Munkara When I was born the languages spoken by my family in Arnhemland and the Tiwi Islands belonged entirely to us. Only we spoke them in their entirety and others who had ties to us in ceremony or trade spoke only the bits that were relevant to ensure a... read more

Alice in Wonderland – Wish I’d Never Met You

by Marie Munkara Written by the English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known as Lewis Carroll) and published on the 26th of November 1865, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (later known as Alice in Wonderland) was given to me for my tenth birthday. By this age... read more
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