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'I want to say this memory is vivid, but I associate the word vivid with positive feelings, so let's just say this memory is strong. Strong and soft, blunt and sharp, all of these things at all of the same time; vivid is far too simple. You see, in this memory I'm sitting on the floor of a classroom. I think I'm about eight years old and the afternoon sun is streaming through the windows. It is the late eighties or early nineties, I can't be sure, and we are learning about Aboriginal people for the first time. On the television there plays a video of an Aboriginal ceremony-corroboree it was called back then, Inma or Bungul as I know it now?and as the women on the screen start to sing, some of the children in the class begin to laugh.'  (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon The Lifted Brow The Art Issue no. 28 November 2015 9201163 2015 periodical issue 2015 pg. 59-61
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    y separately published work icon The Best of The Lifted Brow Volume Two Alexander Bennetts (editor), Melbourne : The Lifted Brow , 2017 12162033 2017 anthology essay biography autobiography prose poetry

    'The Best of The Lifted Brow: Volume Two celebrates five more years of the most idiosyncratic literary journal from Australia. The anthology includes essays on queer life, Aboriginal history, and the adult industry, as well as fiction that rewrites the Australian literary canon and poetry from some of the world’s best.

    'Volume Two  features distinguished names from Australia and the world, such as Fiona Wright, Eileen Myles, Paola Balla, Peter Polites, Margo Lanagan, Upulie Divisekera, Darren Hanlon, Ryan O’Neill, and Margaret Atwood.

    'It also features the winner of the   inaugural Prize for Experimental Nonfiction, several acclaimed longform essays, plus writing from Brow Books authors Briohny Doyle (The Island Will Sink, 2016) and Shaun Prescott (The Town, 2017).

    'This book is a perfect entry-point into the most interesting elements of Australia’s current literary culture, Volume Twois diverse, exciting, and isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions –  an eclectic and significant collection that captures the sharp sense of humour and experimental sensibility for which the magazine is best known.

    'Volume Two is a follow-up to The Best of The Lifted Brow. Volume One  (2013) which collected the best work from the first five years of The Lifted Brow magazine.'  (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : The Lifted Brow , 2017
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