Southerly 72.2

True Crime
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Every contact leaves a trace. Locard’s founding dictum of forensic science can be taken to describe the complicated relationship between literature and true crime writing. As the genre of “true crime” becomes ever more prominent in Australian reading habits, its literary impact invites investigation. From Ned Kelly to Shapelle Corby, in a nation state founded in acts of dispossession, we track our way through some notable cases with an eye to the relationship between the poetic, the sensational and the everyday.

CONTENTS

Editorial – Melissa Hardie

POETRY

John Tranter, Postcard from Ischia
Patrick Jones, Portrait
Justin Clemens, Blind Spot
Claire Gaskin, pollen wind
Cath Vidler, Arpeggio poem (1)
Joel Scott, Post Strut
Adam Aitken, The plein-air effect (after John Clare)
Geraldine Burrowes, clasped
Corey Wakeling, The Dentures
Fiona Hile, Courtly Love
Tim Grey, V1
Michael Farrell, Disapproval
Hazel Smith, Experimentalism
Hazel Smith, Slowly time is moving fences
Ali Alizadeh, Act #19
Ann Vickery, Circadian Rhythm and Epic Spin
Kate Lilley, Season’s Greetings

ESSAYS

Marise Williams, Women’s work: The gender politics of the birth of organized crime in Australia
Peter Doyle, Detective writing: mapping the Sydney pre-War underworld
Rosalind Smith, The case of Frederick Deeming: the true crime archive as publication event
Michael Farrell, A Poetics of the Plough: Ned Kelly’s The Jerilderie Letter
Belinda Morrissey, A Palimpsest of Abjection: Brendan Sokaluk and the Burning of Churchill
Melissa Jane Hardie, Under the Sign of Schapelle: Passing Through Customs

STORIES

Cassandra Atherton, Raining Blood and Money
Melissa Beit, Class

REVIEWS

Karen Lamb, Republics of Letters: Literary Communities in Australia by Peter Kirkpatrick and Robert Dixon
Michael Farrell on Pete Spence, Perrier Fever
Tessa Lunney on Leah Swann, Bearings and Irma Gold, Two Steps Forward
Kate Middleton on Peter Steele, Braiding the Voices
Martin Langford on Philip Salom, Keepers; The Keeper of Fish: Alan Fish and Keeping Carter: M A Carter
Bonny Cassidy on Brook Emery, Collusion and Lisa Jacobson, The Sunlit Zone
Heather Taylor Johnson on Debbie Lim, Beastly Eye; Judith Bishop, Aftermarks; Michelle Cahill, Night Birds and Elizabeth Allen, Body Language
Geoff Page on Jean Kent, Travelling with the Wrong Phrasebook and John Foulcher, The Sunset Assumption

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