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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Shame-job : Considering That the Whole Affair Might Have Gone Differently
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'As my 20-year working life at the University of Melbourne was coming to its natural end by teaching for the last time an introductory subject on modern poetry during the first half of 2018, Andrea and I were planning to spend the following four months travelling in the far north of Australia, first crossing the Great Sandy Desert on the Tanami Track up from Alice Springs to revisit a community in that desert where we had lived for most of the past two years, and then crossing and recrossing the area of Western Australia known as the Kimberley, a craggy region of spinifex, boab trees and laterite still sparsely populated and still unforgiving to the unprepared. This is the country of the Bunuba, Warrwa, Ungummi, Ungarinyin, Ngarnawu and Munumburra, Walmajarri, Kija and other Indigenous peoples.' (Introduction)


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    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 78 no. 2 Winter 2019 16972708 2019 periodical issue 'This issue contains a new section of literary reviews, edited by writer and critic Alison Croggon. We have the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne to thank for the funding that makes this new inclusion possible. It’s just hours old, but this critical writing already feels like a very necessary addition to the regular Meanjin mix.' (from Jonathan Green : Editorial) 2019 pg. 109-120
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