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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Caravan at the End of the Earth
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'They say the land is poisoned here. That's two dead reptiles in one month, she thought. A shingle back and now a baby brown snake. Maybe it came out of hibernation and got cold last night. She picked it up with a small branch, pulling upwards to disentangle its coiled tail from the grass runners. It hung over the stick, its body barely as wide as her fingernail and maybe eight or nine inches long, faultless, not a mark anywhere. She should take it home, or to WIRES or Parks and Wildlife. Why was it dead? It was so entire and perfect...' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Southerly Festschrift : David Brooks vol. 78 no. 1 2018 15258682 2018 periodical issue

    '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 worked in over four decades from Canberra to North America, Perth, Slovenia, Sydney and now, Katoomba. Together, these pieces create a world of a very specific kind, one populated by words and word people and the currents between them in specific times and places. They also enable us to draw out recurrent themes and practices.

    'The issue is a tribute and a celebration of a creative literary life. We are reminded of the etymology of the word text, from weaving. The issue shows one remarkable textual practice that weaves through the literary page and daily life to community and culture, including this journal. The issue also includes unthemed work across all categories including reviews.' (Editorial introduction)

    2018
    pg. 257-266
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