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Alternative title: The Long Apprenticeship
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... vol. 77 no. 2 2017 of Southerly est. 1939 Southerly
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 'This issue of Southerly captures a snapshot of Australian writing today. Stories from writers just starting out on their long apprenticeship are placed side-by-side work from Australia’s finest essayists, writers and poets. This rich and expansive issue asks what it means to write in a contemporary Australia fraught with inequality, divisiveness, and the unrelenting exploitation of country. In a special collaboration with Sydney Story Factory, which runs workshops for young and marginalised writers, this issue of Southerly includes short stories that demonstrate the vibrancy and the vision of Australia’s up-and-coming writers. Including essays from Caroline Lefevre and John Kinsella, poetry from Kevin Hart, and much, much more, ‘The Long Apprenticeship’, is an issue comprising, as ever, the best in Australian writing.' (Editorial)



  • Only literary material within AustLit's scope  individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:

    Chess P(r)o(bl)ems by Dave Drayton

    Carol Lefevre: “The Pursuit of the Peregrine”  

    John Kinsella: “Reading and (non) Compliance


* Contents derived from the 2017 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Editorial, Michelle Hamadache , Christopher Cyrill , single work essay (p. 6-10)
Taximi, Diana Papas , single work short story (p. 11-21)
The Demolition of Hotel Australiai"The iceman chips a chandelier", John Hawke , single work poetry (p. 22)
Lemon Aidi"a life not even hyphenated or", Joanne Burns , single work poetry (p. 25)
Mercyi"an hour glass hip hops", Joanne Burns , single work poetry (p. 26)
Haunted by Photos of the Dead, Elisabeth Hanscombe , single work prose

'My mother, now in her ninetieth year, told me yesterday that she had hurt her hand. she had been walking through the hallway to her bedroom when she accidentally knocked it against the doorknob. she must have hit it hard because the top layer of skin came off and it was bleeding. When she looked at it more closely she realised that not only had she knocked off the top layer of skin but also the wound was deep. she could see her tendons down to the bone. she took herself to the office in the home where she lives in the hope that a nurse would be on duty. ' (Introduction)

(p. 27)
Grass, Adrienne Eberhard , sequence poetry (p. 28)
After the Hititesi"for the Romans, the province of Anatolia", Alice Melike Ulgezer , single work poetry (p. 42-43)
Green Ribbonsi"[This time instead of a green ribbon tied to my wrist", Alice Melike Ulgezer , single work poetry (p. 44)
Neapedi"you’d say that it was tidal. you’d say that,", Kevin Gillam , single work poetry (p. 45)
Midas, Melody Reynauld , single work short story (p. 46-52)
The Iconoclasti"Last night they caught the iconoclast", Graeme Miles , single work poetry (p. 53)
An Archaismi"Can’t quite shake the image of some", Graeme Miles , single work poetry (p. 54-55)
Creative Writingi"The angel’s ultra-pinkness rises", S. K. Kelen , single work poetry (p. 56-57)
Proprioception, Rowena Lennox , single work autobiography (p. 58-66)
Packing up the Office After the Demise of Poeticai"One good asteroid would save all this filing.", Mike Ladd , single work poetry (p. 67)
Practical Hypothetical, Christopher Kelen , single work poetry (p. 68)
Bower Bird’si"here, poem", Christopher Kelen , single work poetry (p. 69-70)
Moth Wordsi"number of sips equals number of", Kevin Gillam , single work poetry (p. 71-72)
When We Were Gods, Camille Rouliere , single work prose (p. 73-82)

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Editorial Michelle Hamadache , Christopher Cyrill , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 77 no. 2 2017; (p. 6-10)
Editorial Michelle Hamadache , Christopher Cyrill , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 77 no. 2 2017; (p. 6-10)
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