May in poetry

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Review
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Reading

The ecological is ever-present too. C is for ‘Climate Change’. L is for ‘Land Rights’. As far as I could tell the pastoral was done with, until I read this book. It’s beyond pastoral: it’s the politics of the land lived on for centuries, the poems the battle cries. But they are also expressions that have been aesthetically thought through. The voice threading among it is one of militant consciousness that uses words as weapons. They are ‘dirty’, but also wieldable.

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Double-launch
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Announcement
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Events

Melbourne poetry launch: Toby Fitch and Chris Edwards

Vagabond Double Launch (Melbourne)
5pm, Saturday 18 June, The Alderman (Brunswick East)

Come celebrate the Melbourne Vagabond Double Launch of The Bloomin’ Notions of Other & Beau by Overland poetry editor Toby Fitch and O Sonata by Chris Edwards.

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Announcement
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Events

Overland at EWF

Overland events at the 2016 Emerging Writers’ Festival
Wednesday 15 June—Friday 24 June, Melbourne

Pushing the literary form, baring literary jealousy and pitching literary work. Featuring Overland editors Jacinda Woodhead, Stephanie Convery and Toby Fitch, and website producer Benjamin Laird.

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Article
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Inequality

Poor form on poverty

The negative attitude toward those on benefits, persistently propagated by the media, works as a smokescreen to conceal the fact that welfare payments are simply too low.