Published in Overland Issue Print Issue 198 Autumn 2010 · Writing / Main Posts RE: Total Inexactitude Kate White she hulks a honeyeater’s beak invades her ear canal – watch, the concrete’s too yeasty Cu Chi tunnels zipping and unzipping her wide, brown lands, for me. secrets churning, plenipotentiary dust risen against a burning will. the soil’s birthright lives a lucid death nothing to grow. We have rules, you know a Council for that a man with a chainsaw wondering where to go too much green just anywhere can’t say as i’ve seen it lately though whistle for the sheepdog, round-up such avarice and vice Zone 12, depiction C, sub-set 88B. fit me for a Form or two just to be precise in our total inexactitude. sus · tain · a · bil · i · ty, what was that, Luv? noun it wants filling out again the dog’s a bit fat to run. Kate White Kate White is a Sydney/London-based writer and photographer. Her poems, short fiction and articles have appeared in the Maynard, Australian Review and Sublime Rush. More by Kate White › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202315 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize ($6500) Editorial Team Supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, and named after the late Neilma Gantner, this prize seeks excellent short fiction of up to 3000 words themed around the notion of ‘travel’; imaginative, creative and literary interpretations are strongly encouraged. This competition is open to all writers, nationally and internationally, at any stage of their writing career. First published in Overland Issue 228 8 September 202312 September 2023 · Main Posts Announcing the 2023 Judith Wright Poetry Prize ($9000) Editorial Team Established in 2007 and supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation, the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize for New and Emerging Poets seeks poetry by writers who have published no more than one collection of poems under their own name (that is writers who’ve had zero collections published, or one solo collection published). It remains one of the richest prizes for emerging poets, and is open to poets anywhere in the world. In 2023, the major prize is $6000, with a second prize of $2000 and a third prize of $1000. All three winners will be published in Overland.