Published in Overland Issue 201 Summer 2010 · Main Posts / Writing Lost Dog and its Breadcrumbs Kent MacCarter Thylacinus cynocephalus: ‘pouched dog with a wolf’s head’ I tracked hints an e-thylacine shrieked at the black market – a thicket of kitsch spruiked inside browsers’ pawn. Trickling wingdings apace in blogosphere talk inquisitive crumbs, pooch, your sandpapered answers Shone via protocol. Dropped, your parts found my cheers I gather up now into quilt-work of screenplay commanding roles based on your whereabouts, hunters web bots and spyware. Resellers’ briars ensnare why, Exhausted, your mass leapt into ether, portray how you scampered off Freycinet’s proxy to home pages for cover. FTP me the secret Domain. Majordomo, I’m on to your game-time and know at which DNS your camouflage lords firewalls lend poor insulation from howls, their chords Kent MacCarter Kent MacCarter is a writer and editor who lives in Castlemaine, with his wife and son. He is the author of three poetry collections: In the Hungry Middle of Here (Transit Lounge, 2009), Sputnik’s Cousin (Transit Lounge, 2014) and California Sweet (Five Islands Press, 2018). He is managing editor of Cordite Poetry Review and publisher of Cordite Books. More by Kent MacCarter 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 25 May 202326 May 2023 · Main Posts The ‘Chinese question’ and colonial capitalism in New Gold Mountain Christy Tan SBS’s New Gold Mountain sets out to recover the history of the Gold Rush from the marginalised perspective of Chinese settlers but instead reinforces the erasure of Indigenous sovereignty. Although celebrated for its multilingual script and diverse representation, the mini-TV series ignores how the settlement of Chinese migrants and their recruitment into colonial capitalism consolidates the ongoing displacement of First Nations peoples. First published in Overland Issue 228 23 February 202324 February 2023 · Writing From work to text, and back again: ChatGPT and the (new) death of the author Rob Horning Generative models extinguish the dream that Barthes’s Death of the Author articulates by fulfilling it. Their ‘tissue of signs’ seems less like revolution and more like the fear that AI will create a recursive postmodern nightmare world of perpetual sameness that we will all accept because we no longer remember otherwise or how to create an alternative.