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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... no. 235 Winter 2019 of Overland est. 1954 Overland
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'It has been a privilege to edit a magazine that emerged from different left traditions and continues to find new ways to foster radical spaces and thought. For me, it has always been the making of the magazines that I loved (18 print editions since 2015, and countless online editions and pieces) and the ephemerality of each edition, a collaboration shaped by all the ideas and forces around it.' (Jacinda Woodhead, Editorial introduction)


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* Contents derived from the 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
On Grief, Tony Birch , single work column

'My younger brother, Wayne, died unexpectedly on 26 March. He had experienced difficulties with his general health for several decades, and yet, we did not expect him to die so suddenly. He lived on a public-housing estate near my mother’s house, and for more than twenty years he had eaten dinner at her table each night, arriving at the same time and leaving a half-hour later, having cleared his plate. On the night before he died, Wayne ate little of his dinner, explaining that he was not hungry, and left my mother’s house for the final time.' (Introduction) 

(p. 2-9)
Walis Tingtingi"take a coconut palm leaf", Ivy Alvarez , single work poetry (p. 21)
The Hymen Diariesi"Stone in fist. Rock in hand.", Eileen Chong , single work poetry (p. 22-23)
The Hymen Diariesi"Stone in fist. Rock in hand.", Eileen Chong , single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Stanwell Parki"We’re wondering how that bike got up there, running for a train that’s", Aurora Scott , single work poetry (p. 24)
The Waitingi"In a play, someone living is pretending to be someone dead", Yu Ouyang , single work poetry (p. 25)
Sapphic Legacyi"Marble braced – you are fed", Siobhan Hodge , single work poetry (p. 25)
Origin Storyi"I come from string, stringmakers", Siobhan Hodge , single work poetry (p. 26)
Kátharsis, George Haddad , single work short story

'I drive the ATV south from the hotel to Jackie O’ Beach Club. Kosta is on the back with one arm around my waist and the other gripping his phone, filming for Instagram. I tell him to put his phone away a lot but this time I get it. I park suddenly.' (Introduction)

(p. 27-31)
On Art, Alison Croggon , single work column

'Art is a magnificent illusion of possibility. It expresses the best of us, as well as the worst: it encompasses everything we are.'  (Introduction)

(p. 38-39)
The Island, Jem Tyley-Miller , single work short story

'A vast encampment – brimming with faces – stretches back farther than my eyes can see. There are no palm trees, only aerials: an enormous tangle that plays host to a symphony of sea birds whose droppings add texture to the flapping Visqueen patchwork roofs below.' (Introduction) 

(p. 47-52)
Hook. Line. Sinker., Elizabeth Flux , single work short story

'He, they, spend perhaps an hour, a week, a year swimming through the soft dirt, learning to navigate around errant roots, to push through clumps of clay, to find ways around the tunnels of worms so as to not damage their carefully crafted tunnels of home.' (Introduction)

(p. 53-55)
The Economist, Ben Walter , single work short story

'I have been without any work for a long time and the listless days are heavy for being so bare: days when I’ve carved no steps into the story’s pages, days when I’ve annotated no clocks, written no words above the straight lines of minute hands and hours.' (Introduction) 

(p. 56-58)
The Garden Bridge, Laura Elvery , single work short story

'The promise of this new destination was now a bridge of a different sort, a tremendous light-filled opportunity. Less her father’s failed garden path connecting two halves of a divided city than an elegant suspension bridge spanning a before and an after – a slender piece of steel.' (Introduction) 

(p. 59-65)
Of Water, Kate Rees , single work short story

'The memories of their speech together came back to her on the water, the gentle flow of back and forth. Now she took his part and added it to hers. It seemed such a natural progression out on the flowing waters of the bay.' (Introduction)

(p. 66-70)
On Writing as a Child, Mel Campbell , single work column

'Juvenilia is frequently bad, but charmingly so; it seems emotionally lucid and unembarrassed of its own literary shortcomings.' (Introduction)

(p. 71-72)
On Not Moving to Australia, Giovanni Tiso , single work column

'I couldn’t move to Australia even if I wanted to, due to having two children with autism.' (Introduction) 

(p. 86-87)
Restorying Care, Ellen van Neerven , single work essay

'As a writer, I find opportunities to tell my story. Us artistic mob share our stories to audiences through poetry, art, music, theatre and dance; through this, we celebrate who we are and honour those who have come before us.

'One space (there are many) where we consistently struggle to feel heard or tell our story is in the health system.' (Introduction) 

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