Richard King poses the question: 'To what extent, or in what ways, can a writer use the private but identifiable lives of real people as material?' He cites a number of Australian authors who appear to have taken that liberty.
Rosemary Neill investigates a perceived decline in the print publication of Australian poetry and looks at some of the burgeoning alternatives - e-publishing and performance poetry (including poetry slams).
Note: Cover story. Includes photographs of Miles Merill, Alan Wearne, Dorothy Porter, Les Murray, Steven Herrick, David Malouf, Bronwyn Lea and John Tranter.