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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... no. 151 2017 of Island est. 1990- Island
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I lost my way in the spaghetti junction of highway roadworks into which Melbourne's M2 currently devolves and found myself heading away from my destination, towards Footscray. The family car was so full of belongings - garden tools, blankets, artworks deemed too sentimentally precious to leave to the removalists- that I couldn't use the rear-view mirror. I doubled back, then tripled back, in an effort to recover the route. Eventually I abandoned the blue dot on Google Maps, always a crucial few hundred metres out when it comes to junction exits, and drove by a more Zen method: swapping to a compass app and heading due south, feeling my way to Port Melbourne and the ferry terminal.' (Geordie Williamson, Editorial introduction)


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The Writer Is Present, Benjamin Law (interviewer), single work interview

'In the wake of winning the Stella Prize for her latest novel The Museum of Modern Love, Heather Rose talked with Benjamin Law at a Hobart event about writing, reading, ghosts and Marina Abramovic.'

(p. 9-16)
The Munchian Oi"Yes, that was me in the revolutionary belt, Che replicated, hung around my hips;", Meredith Wattison , single work poetry (p. 18)
A Collective of Nounsi"We are naming the new acres,", Damen O'Brien , single work poetry (p. 19)
How Do You Make Them Let You Belong, Erin Hortle , single work autobiography

'Through the casual sexism inherent in Australian surfing culture, Erin Hortle reflects on identity and inclusion.'

(p. 21-26)
The Rescue, Gabrielle Lis , single work short story (p. 28-33)
On Moving to Hobart, Damon Young , Ruth Quibell , single work prose

'Damon Young and Ruth Quibell consider uprooting themselves and their children from their rental-to-rental life in Melbourne, and brace for the great leap southward.'

(p. 34-41)
The Tale of the Last Unicorn, Carmel Bird , single work short story (p. 64-65)
River Water, Susie Greenhill , single work short story (p. 66-83)
Committee Meetingi"Gary leaves his genny on overnight", Caitlin Maling , single work poetry (p. 84)
Aubadei"Come near, let me", Judith Bishop , single work poetry (p. 85)
27 Materialisations of Sydney Cloudi"a tsunami (risen above an east coast low)", Toby Fitch , single work poetry (p. 86)
Snow Geesei"The snow geese are landing as lightly as flakes.", B. R. Dionysius , single work poetry (p. 87)
Box of Bones, Stephen Orr , single work short story (p. 100-104)
An Essay Concerning Animals, Charlotte Guest , single work short story (p. 114-116)
Reading Deformityi"Khujjuttara was hunchbacked.", Andy Jackson , single work poetry (p. 119)
The Xenotexti"any style of life", Christian Bok , single work poetry (p. 120-121)

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