The issue includes A Thylazine Guest Editorial by Elaine Schwager; Sighting by John Kinsella; The Poetry of MML Bliss selected by Coral Hull; The City is the Art that We Have Built by Coral Hull; To be an English-Speaking Chinese? by Ouyang Yu; Twelve Australian Poets At Work selected by Coral Hull; Museum of Silence: Photography by Melita Dahl; The Poet as Fraud: A Composite by Stephen Oliver; Working with Coral Hull on Zoo by John Kinsella; The Poetry of Tony Birch selected by Coral Hull; and Ten Australian Poets Series 3: Brett Dionysius, Chris Mansell, Ouyang Yu, Pam Brown, Subhash Jaireth, Jill Jones, Kim Downs, Jayne Fenton Keane, Trevor Poulton, Colleen Burke.
'Urban Myths: 210 Poems brings the best work to date from a poet considered one of the most original of his generation in Australia, together with a generous selection of new work. Smart, wry and very stylish, John Tranter’s poems investigate the vagaries of perception and the ability of language to converge life, imagination and art so that we arrive, unexpectedly, at the deepest human mysteries.' (Publication summary)
'Falling and Flying: Poems of Ageing is the first collection of its kind to be published in Australia. The editors have selected a broad range of Australian poems which explore the universal experience and effects of ageing. Whether the poets are witnessing themselves or their parents and friends succumb to the years, they speak with great precision and insight into illness, frailty, death, loss, grief, and retirement as well as the joys and the wisdom that late maturity can bring. There is humour as well as sadness in this fine and important collection, which includes the work of some of Australia’s best loved poets, a volume to be cherished by readers of any age.' (Publication summary)