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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... no. 245 October 2002 of Australian Book Review est. 1961 Australian Book Review
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* Contents derived from the 2002 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Poetry at the Melbourne Writers' Festival, Morag Fraser , single work correspondence (p. 6)
Activist in White Gloves, Gillian Whitlock , single work review
— Review of Faith : Faith Bandler, Gentle Activist Marilyn Lake , 2002 single work biography ;
(p. 12-13)
Resilient Laughter, Kate Guest , single work review
— Review of Black Chicks Talking 2002 anthology interview ;
(p. 13-14)
Beyond the Pale, Kim Mahood , single work review
— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose , 2002 single work prose ;
(p. 15-16)
The Coda in the Chiffonier, Joy W. Hooton , single work review
— Review of The Facing Island: A Personal History Jan Bassett , 2002 single work autobiography ;
(p. 16-17)
An Obsessional Storyteller, Jacqueline Kent , single work review
— Review of Xavier Herbert : Letters Xavier Herbert , 2002 selected work correspondence ;
(p. 18-19)
The Bone Artisani"Just admire this ewer, this flasket,", Judith Beveridge , single work poetry (p. 19)
Whiskey Poeti"Whiskey poet -- after eating a cold supper,", Chris Edwards , single work poetry (p. 25)
Preaching to the Converted?, Heather L. E. Neilson , single work review
— Review of How Simone de Beauvoir Died in Australia Sylvia Lawson , 2002 selected work short story essay criticism ;
(p. 28-29)
The Survival of Poetry, Peter Porter , single work essay
Peter Porter uses examples from his own work as well as American and Shakespearean poetry to illustrate the function of poetry and inspiration in an unsettled, secular twenty-first century.
(p. 30-36)
Trafficking in the Unsaid, Peter Steele , single work review
— Review of The Owner of My Face : New and Selected Poems Rodney Hall , 2002 selected work poetry ; Collected Poems : 1961-2002 Les Murray , 2002 selected work poetry ;
(p. 37-38)
Deep River, Geoff Page , single work review
— Review of Rivers John Kinsella , Peter Porter , Sean O'Brien , 2002 selected work poetry ; The State of the Rivers and Streams Warrick Wynne , 2002 selected work poetry ;
(p. 39-40)
Inwardness and Outwardness, Lisa Gorton , single work review
— Review of My Lover's Back : 79 Love Poems M. T. C. Cronin , 2002 selected work poetry ; Bestiary Coral Hull , 2002 selected work poetry ;
(p. 40-41)
Bakowski's Strategic Dartboard, David Lumsden , single work review
— Review of Days That We Couldn't Rehearse Peter Bakowski , 2002 selected work poetry ;
(p. 42)
Keeping Up with the Cringe, John Rickard , single work essay (p. 43-46)
Lyric and Narrative, Stephanie Trigg , single work review
— Review of Wild Surmise Dorothy Porter , 2002 single work novel ;

'Dorothy Porter’s new verse novel, Wild Surmise, takes an almost classic form. The verse novel is now well-established as a modern genre, and Porter has stamped a distinctive signature and voice on the verse form, particularly with the phenomenal success of her racy, action-packed detective novel, The Monkey’s Mask (1994). So it comes as no surprise to find this book setting a similarly cracking pace across some not entirely unexpected territory: an adulterous love affair between two women; and the death, through cancer, of a husband. Additional glamour and some thematic variation are provided by the women’s profession, astronomy. Both women are favourites on the lecture and television circuit, and Alex Leefson’s passionate interest in finding traces of biological life on Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, generates some of the more purely lyrical moments.'  (Introduction)

(p. 47)
Elusive Beauties, Peter Pierce , single work review
— Review of Journey to the Stone Country Alex Miller , 2002 single work novel ;
(p. 48-49)
Colonial Romps, Nicholas Drayson , single work review
— Review of Mrs Cook : The Real and Imagined Life of the Captain's Wife Marele Day , 2002 single work novel ; Carrion Colony Richard King , 2002 single work novel ;
(p. 49-50)
Playing the Game, Michael Williams , single work review
— Review of The Greek Liar Nikos Athanasou , 2002 single work novel ; Attempts to Draw Jesus Stephen Orr , 2002 single work novel ;
(p. 51-52)
Heads Above Water, Jenny Digby , single work review
— Review of Above the Water Margaret Bearman , 2002 single work novel ; Borrowed Eyes Saskia Beudel , 2002 single work novel ;
(p. 52-53)

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