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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Taking Female Queerness from Subtext to Text
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'In a Readings blog review of Inga Simpson’s Where the Trees Were, Melbourne bookseller Amy Vuleta jokes, ‘If you ever find yourself wondering, ‘Where are all the lesbians in books?’, you’ll find some of them here, just living their lives.’ It’s a good joke, because it’s difficult to find queer women in all literature—especially here in Australia. Even in this era of ‘woke publishing’ (or what might more reasonably be called ‘responsibly inclusive publishing’), queer women can still feel underserved by the offerings in most local bookstores.' (Introduction)


  • Epigraph: Faith and I smiled at each other and started to move away from the crowd, down Queen Street towards the east. I took her hand, small and shy, and held it. It felt good to be out with her, and to show anyone who wanted to look what we were to each other. —Laura McPhee-Browne, Cherry Beach

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 79 no. 2 June 2020 19657092 2020 periodical issue 'The pandemic is a portal, Arundhati Roy wrote in early March, ‘a gateway between one world and the next’. We are yet to enter that next world, nor can we clearly see its shape from here. For now we are filled with one numbing certainty: the sad sense that the world we left behind as the coronavirus took hold is closed to us now, much as we might hanker for it, much as daily life is still formed around our memory of what it really ought to be.' (Jonathan Green, Editorial introduction) 2020 pg. 204-207
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