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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... vol. 18 no. 1 June 2004 of Antipodes est. 1987 Antipodes
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An Interview with Marion Halligan, Gillian Dooley (interviewer), single work interview
Dooley questions Halligan about connections to the writing of Iris Murdoch in Halligan's work. Also discussed is Halligan's representation of Canberra, and particularly of Lake Burley Griffin, in The Point.
(p. 5-7)
A Tapestryi"This tapestry's heraldic knight", Geoff Page , single work poetry (p. 8)
'Just Enough Religion to Make Us Hate': The Case of Tourmaline and Oyster, Richard Scott Carr , single work criticism
Carr asserts that 'Stow and Hospital use fiction to explore the devestation wrought on a community whose long-suppressed spiritual desires find their outlet in the perverse and destructive.' He contends that 'the residents of Tourmaline and Outer Maroo, in refusing to address their alienation from their environment and themselves, ensure the disaster that closes both novels.'
(p. 9-15)
One Year Sentencei"Dog tired deep into the morning", S. K. Kelen , single work poetry (p. 15)
Morphing, N. Cho , single work short story (p. 16-17)
Threshold to Fulfillment : The Barrier Reef Writings of E. J. Banfield and Jean Devanny, Cheryl M. Taylor , single work criticism

Positioning the Great Barrier Reef as a 'liminal zone', Taylor examines the writings of E. J. Banfield and Jean Devanny, focusing on the freedoms and marginalisation of life in the 'sea country' and commenting on the writers' representations of the Reef. Taylor argues that 'Banfield's and Devanny's representations of the paradoxical, endlessly fascinating "sea country" provided opportunites for both escape and creativity.' Noting that '[t]heir readers no doubt accompanied them to this threshold', Taylor concludes that readers 'were confronted with unexpected new possibilities for being and doing. Inspired by a place that was psychologically and physically liminal, they could transcend the limited opportunities for dissent that the social system was geared simultaneously to allow and to contain.'

(p. 18-23)
Lighthousei"It seems an architect penciled", David Grey , single work poetry (p. 24)
Blowing Away the Inheritance, Jane Downing , single work short story (p. 25-29)
Cattleyai"Lord, she's gorgeous, all pout and pinkly", Janine M. Fraser , single work poetry (p. 29)
Webi"From here, a jagged negative space", Kathryn Lomer , single work poetry (p. 30)
An Interview with John Tranter, Pradeep Trikha (interviewer), single work interview
Tranter answers questions about his writing, his publishing of Jacket, his impressions of India and the global economy.
(p. 31-35)
John Tranter's New Form(alism): The Terminal, Brian Henry , single work criticism

Henry discusses Tranter's poetic form, the 'terminal' where the line endings of previously published poems are used to construct new poems. Tranter has used the poetry of John Keats, Banjo Paterson, Matthew Arnold and W. H. Auden in writing his terminals.

Henry concludes that 'Tranter's terminals are unique because they combine the conservative, influence-embracing aspect of traditional forms with the innovative aims of new forms ... Although it is too soon to know if the terminal will become an influential form, Tranter has laid a robust foundation for other poets seeking the challenges and pleasures of form, the pull of tradition, and the openness of experimentation.'

(p. 36-43)
Grover Leachi"It's Saturday, meet me tonight,", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 44)
In Praise of Sandstonei"Look at the rows of houses -- no, not those ones,", John Tranter , single work poetry (p. 45)
A Sort of Nostalgia, Niobe Syme , single work short story (p. 46-49)
Motherland, Otherland: Small Issues, Yu Ouyang , single work criticism
Ouyang Yu pleads 'As writers, can we [Chinese] cease to be exotic products to be gazed at and can we cease to create exotic products for the white reading market?'
(p. 50-55)
A Common Languagei"you call things by different names", Susan Kruss , single work poetry (p. 55)
With the Sea in My Facei"I want to put Mike Horgan right before your eyes", Andy Kissane , single work poetry (p. 56)
Counting and Comparing Personal, etc., Pronouns in and Between Ryan's Pure and Applied and Ashbery's Wakefulness, Michael Farrell , single work criticism
Farrell compares the use of pronouns in Gig Ryan's Pure and Applied and John Ashbery's Wakefulness.
(p. 57-58)
Permaculturei"Men of the world, they wait in the Qantas Club,", Stephen Edgar , single work poetry (p. 59)

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