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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... vol. 71 no. 4 Summer 2012 of Meanjin est. 1940 Meanjin
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International Writing Program, Iowa City, Josephine Rowe , single work essay (p. 9-11)
Cooking for Edward Albee, David Mence , single work essay (p. 11-12)
Leaving, Michelle Law , single work essay (p. 13-15)
Borroloola Bluei"All around our steel home’s broad bull-nosed verandah", Phillip Hall , single work poetry (p. 16)
A World that Could Be Readi"To make an image, the silpa, who was devotee and craftsman,", Diana Bridge , single work poetry (p. 32-33)
Letter to Tom Collins, Anna Heyward , single work correspondence (p. 47-55)
Translating a ‘Prolog’i"In the spring sunshine, under wisteria through the ironbark—", Jean Kent , single work poetry (p. 56-57)
The Great Poet’s Genei"He dandied, but he suffered to renew", Alan Gould , single work poetry (p. 58-59)
Farmstayi"We've migrated north to nest in the cottage beside the dam held by the hills; our stories enter each other", Sue Ogle , single work poetry (p. 68-69)
Another Year, Another Engrossing Crop, Martin Langford , single work criticism
Many of the poems in Brook Emery's Collusion are about the sea, but the sea does more than supply him with material: it shapes his interaction with the world. Compared to the sea, the land is a much easier medium on which to project plans and migrations. Those close to the sea, however, tend to be less sanguine about such things. It is, after all, the element that, proverbially, we must never take for granted. Something of this respect enters Emery's work as a reluctance to draw conclusions: as if they were a step too far, or smacked of hubris. In his previous book, Uncommon Light (2007), the rhythms and thought patterns were those of the swimmer, for whom there was at least a sense of progression - even if only illusory, besides the sea's scale, and its gridlessness. In Collusion, however, there is little expectation of forward movement - with the caveat that though the poems do not arrive at understandings, they do converge towards an assertion of happiness. Many of the poems display a static antiphony between the self - most commonly represented as a question - and the universe of things that don't answer. Sometimes Emery addresses Ka a's K, the patron saint of fruitless questions. More often there is no addressee. Whatever the question, there will be no answer. Answers are claims, and by being so wary of them, Emery aligns himself with that broad spectrum of poets, across an increasingly wide range of poetics, who do not trust them.' (Author's abstract)
(p. 70-79)
Larvatus Prodeoi"The mask grafted so perfectly", Shane McCauley , single work poetry (p. 80)
Grace Notei"It begins with a comparison: a budgie", Ron Pretty , single work poetry (p. 81)
Keilor Cranium, Wayne Macauley , single work short story (p. 90-97)
Titty Anne and the Very, Very Hairy Man, Margo Lanagan , single work short story (p. 98-107)
The Late Visit, Antonia Pont , single work short story (p. 108-116.)
The Googly, Kevin Brophy , single work short story (p. 117-122)
Eat. Shit. Die., Helen Gildfind , single work short story (p. 123-132)
My Last Birthday, Mark Dapin , single work short story (p. 133-138)
I Should Be So Lucky, Sam Cooney , single work short story (p. 139-146)
In Search of García Márquez, Judith White , single work autobiography (p. 148-154)

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Virtues of the Periodical Jose Borghino , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 March 2013; (p. 31) The Canberra Times , 2 March 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Meanjin vol. 71 no. 4 Summer 2012 periodical issue
Virtues of the Periodical Jose Borghino , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 March 2013; (p. 31) The Canberra Times , 2 March 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Meanjin vol. 71 no. 4 Summer 2012 periodical issue
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