Published in Overland Issue 204 Spring 2011 · Main Posts Stuff of Sleep and Dreams Peter Rose Looking up, the players have gone. Punctual as death, dogs sniff their way otherwhere. A woman in a cosmic hat strings a flag between saplings, lies on her back – waiting. For whom do we ever wait? Not the team, yet the team returns. What have they shared among the trees, whom importuned? A stray psychological sign drifts across the field, omened. Peter Rose is a poet, memoirist and novelist as well as being the editor of Australian Book Review. His new novel, Roddy Parr, has just been released by 4th Estate. © Peter Rose Overland 204-spring 2011, p. 115 Like this piece? Subscribe! Peter Rose More by Peter Rose 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 15 February 202322 February 2023 · Main Posts Self-translation and bilingual writing as a transnational writer in the age of machine translation Ouyang Yu To cut a long story short, it all boils down to the need to go as far away from oneself as possible before one realizes another need to come back to reclaim what has been lost in the process while tying the knot of the opposite ends and merging them into a new transformation.