AustLit logo
y separately published work icon Four W New Writing periodical issue  
Issue Details: First known date: 2018... no. 29 2018 of FourW est. 1990 Four W New Writing
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'These are contradictory times and Charles Dickens' haunting words at the opening of A Tale of Two Cities hold prophetically true as a gloss of the contents of four W twenty-nine-. 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age. foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was  the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...' One of the roles of poetry and fiction is to explore and articulate contradiction and contrariety in all its imagined layers, finials, matrices and interstice,. It's what gives art part of its power, 'authenticity', seductive appeal — to take readers inside new ways of seeing the familiar world: 'language made strange' is still a useful definition of poetry (and prose).' (Editorial introduction)
 

Contents

* Contents derived from the 2018 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Olympia and Phoungi"After a long quest through the inner west", Donna Abela , single work poetry (p. 5-9)
Seaside Hiatusi"feet scuff ground fine", Claire Baker , single work poetry (p. 10)
Decorative Value, Exceptionallyi"Invest in this disquieting replica blowfly,", single work poetry (p. 11)
'Move-On Industries' ™ Breakouti"Pad admirable options", Christopher Barnes , single work poetry (p. 12)
The Hug The Loudest Hug, Erwin Cabucos , single work short story (p. 13-19)
Notional Godsi"Seeds germinated by flying foxes", Joan Cahill , single work poetry (p. 20)
Protectioni"mother loved twice as hard", Sally Chik , single work poetry (p. 21-22)
Rainbow Serpenti"She sleeps beneath her silent earth", Marie Clear , single work poetry (p. 23-24)
The Weeping Mani"The night that anchors", Jennifer Compton , single work poetry (p. 25-26)
Shifting the Shinglei"Like some multi-limbed sea creature", Maurice Corlett , single work poetry (p. 27)
Helicopter Days, Michael Crane , single work short story (p. 28-32)
Wilcanniai"Sandstone tracks her veins", Barbara De Franceschi , single work poetry (p. 33)
Reading the Mothsi"Ten days meditation unfurled", Sally Denshire , single work poetry (p. 34-35)
Peas, Michel Dignand , single work short story (p. 36-41)
The Night Crawli"waves against open ricks", Rebecca Forbes-Taber , single work poetry (p. 42)
Fisheries, Narranderai"If the past is another country, what do we say", David Gilbey , single work poetry (p. 43)
Neapedi"you’d say that it was tidal. you’d say that,", Kevin Gillam , single work poetry (p. 44)
Dumb Kid Gloryi"& maybe it was just that", Rory Harris , single work poetry (p. 45)
Eisoptrophiliaci"Mirror, mirror on the wall", A. J. Huffman , single work poetry (p. 46)
What Is Necessaryi"Which way to turn in the supermarket aisle", Jill Jones , single work poetry (p. 47)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Last amended 26 Feb 2019 13:46:32
X