Festschrift: David Brooks

This issue of Southerly pays tribute to David Brooks, who is retiring as editor after two decades’ stewardship. It includes poetry, fiction, essays and memoir that interweave readings of David’s work with accounts of the various literary communities that David has...
Violence 78.3

Violence 78.3

In literary terms, violence provides a readymade drama, an impetus for action and reaction, shock, emotion, transformation—from Milton’s War in Heaven to Modernist aesthetics of shock to the contemporary thriller. Literature is also a site where violent...
The Lives of Others 78.2

The Lives of Others 78.2

The Lives of Others is concerned with the debts and obligations that accompany the passing of the generations. “For no one bears this life alone” is how Hölderlin describes the mutuality that binds us to our forebears. Each of the contributors to this issue of...
Mixed Messages

Mixed Messages

Mixed Messages Long Paddock POETRY Chris Lynch: “Fox Dreaming” “One morning, delivering Quest News to the suburbs, I saw a red fox. . .” Chris Lynch: “The Philosophy of Mangoes” “Mangoes do not fully domesticate. They are...
The Long Apprenticeship

The Long Apprenticeship

The Long Apprenticeship Long Paddock ESSAY Emily O’Grady: “Subverting the Serial Gaze: Reimagining the Serial Killer” Francesca Sasnaitis: “Museums of Memory” Janie Conway-Herron: “On Becoming Lillie Bloom” Barnaby Smith:...
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