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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... no. 222 Autumn 2016 of Overland est. 1954 Overland
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'W ith the release of ‘Formation’ and Beyonce’s performance at this year’s Super Bowl, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) campaign pierced living rooms across the United States. Complete with Black Panther salute and iconography, accompanied by a film clip with a hurricane-drenched landscape and graffiti reading ‘stop shooting us’, a movement that had been demonised by the mainstream media and the right was given a heroic performance in what is, arguably, capitalism’s ultimate spectacle.' (Jacinda Woodhead : Editorial introduction)



* Contents derived from the 2016 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
On John McLaren Some Other Fragments Recalled., Vane Lindesay , single work essay
'The article offers the author's insights on the academic works and achievements of John McLaren, editor of the journal "Australian Book Review." The author describes his work experience with McLaren, focusing on the computer facts, events, and place wrote by McLaren, the formation of the publication "Melbourne: City of Words," and his commitment as a humanitarian democrat.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 3)
On the Horror, Mel Campbell , single work essay
'The article offers the author's insights on the link of horror, which refers to expression of shock, repulsion, and fear, to literature. Topics discussed include the perspectives of American author Caitlin R. Kiernan regarding the definition of horror as an emotion, her book "The Red Tree" which is about a grieving novelist trap in a farmhouse in Rhode Island, and the implication of horror for the illusion of readers.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 13-14)
The 2015 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize, Toby Fitch , Peter Minter , single work essay

Writing in June 1971 to the classical scholar and poet Martin Robertson, Judith Wright fondly remarked on a young man who was caretaking ‘Calanthe’, her forest home:

Now I am here again, and sharing the house with one of Meredith’s friends, a delightful young man who is reading his way onwards through all my books, hasn’t a penny and is technically on the run from the police, being a draft resister. [...] He has a very good mind, the kind that turns things over and comes up with the other side of them unexpectedly two days later as though the conversation was still going on. (Introduction)

(p. 23-24)
Alkaway, Ella O'Keefe , single work poetry (p. 25)
Not so Wildi"In the mornings, I'd loiter outside your house", Omar Sakr , single work (p. 26-27)
Jet Lag Song Netsi"You notice something on the avenue", Jakob Ziguras , single work poetry (p. 28-29)
On Collective Unsettled Pride, Natalie Harkin , single work essay
'The article offers the author's insights on the speech of indigenous writer Stan Grant about his Intelligence Squared (IQ2) racism debate. Topics mentioned include the argue that racism is destroying the dreams of Australians, the hosting by the Ethics Centre organization of the debate, and the citing of the quotation from writer Audre Lorde to speak boldly about unsettling issues and be dangerous.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 30-31)
The 2015 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, Alice Pung , Ellen van Neerven , Stephanie Honor Convery , single work essay

'The article offers the insights of the authors on the winning entries for the 2015 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize. It mentioned the runner up entries that were received by "On the Road to Kuang Si Falls" short story by Ashleigh Synnott and the "Civilisation at Last" by Toby Sime while the "K-k-k" short story by Lauren Foley won the first prize.' (Publication abstract)

(p. 41)
K-K-K, Lauren Foley , single work short story
'The phone call comes while my mother is rinsing her hair in the kitchen sink, with one of those white rubber faucet attachments that don’t quite fit the tap so water spurts every which way out of its would-be seal. I can see from my vantage point sitting on the countertop that a pool is forming between the back of the sink and the windowpane; a couple of dead flies are floating, exposing their bloated bellies, and the spray from the tap is creating a waterfeature effect so it looks like the scene is missing only a miniature palm tree. My mother wrestles with the tap and hands me the hose. I angle the spray over to the flies and watch as I make them swirl round and round. Mother winds a pink towel into a turban, then jabs at my arm. I take the phone from its cradle and twist the cord around my finger. She slaps my hand, then the tap shut. Her expression says someone had better be dead.' (Introduction)
(p. 42-47)
Coca-Cola Birds Sing Sweetest in the Morning, Elizabeth Tan , single work short story
'B ut Audrey is partial to the Panasonic birds, a cheaper but no less handsome variety; they acknowledge the dawn without extravagance, pip pip pip pip pip, little notes of fixed widths, such deft, even spacing. They are not meant to be here in the city; Audrey suspects they have migrated from Russet Hill, a network over a hundred kilometres away, renowned for wildflowers. The birds have a talent for evasion, as Audrey has never seen them at the reassignment plant; just as well, perhaps, for to crack open such a tender body, to see the inert parts that produce the sound of her dawn - it would surely be an act of violence. Audrey slips into the morning - or perhaps the morning slips into her, like a suggestion, pip pip pip pip pip - opens her eyes to a crisp blue sky, so bleeding-edged in its clarity. It is the kind of sky that reminds her that she was once loved.' (Introduction)
(p. 48-55)
In the End, in the Head, Ashleigh Synnott , single work short story

'The accident happened on a Friday. It was reported on the six o’clock news. At half-past four the cameras found the street and interviewed the nurse on the lawn. His neighbour; she just happened to be a nurse. She rolled him; he screamed. A tragedy, he was such a nice man. A young man, a teacher at the local school. A nice, quiet man. A lovely friendly face at church.' (Introduction)

(p. 56-64)
What Do You Tell, Jo Langdon , single work short story (p. 65-67)
Where Waters Meet, Jack Latimore , single work short story
'Millie found her sister hunched over the grill, poking the narrow end of a wooden spoon into a length of hosepipe fitted to the end of the grease tray. The diner was empty except for Peter Hewler. He sat over his steak watching a cowboy movie on the little television mounted on the far wall' (Introduction)
(p. 68-74)
Four Perspectives on Race and Racism in Australian Poetry, A. J. Carruthers , Lia Incognita , Samuel Wagan Watson , Elena Gomez , single work essay
'The article offers the authors' insight on the manifestation of race and racism in Australian poetry. Topics discussed include the reflection of racism and orientalism in conventional verse culture (CVC), the posted justification of the racist depictions of Black women in the book "Gone With the Wind" by poet Vanessa Place, and the suspected association of racism with mental illness.' (Publication abstract)
(p. 83-91)
Police Fictions, Dean Brandum , Andrew Nette , single work essay
'The article discusses the historical background of homicide in television and film in Australia. Topics discussed include the Australian true-crime television program "Homicide," made by production firm Crawford Productions founded by siblings Dorothy and Hector Crawford, the participation of chief commissioner of police Alexander Duncan on producing the radio series "D24," by Crawford Productions which depicted the works of police in 1940s, and the television series "Matlock Police."' (Publication abstract)
(p. 94-101)

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