Issue 209



Jeff Sparrow − Editorial

Alison Croggon


Nina Power
The pessimism of time
The paradoxes facing the Left

Everett True
Me and Pussy Riot
Riot Grrl, Russia and the future of music

Fiona Capp
Salinger’s toilet
The culture of confession

Elizabeth O’Shea
‘You can’t dream’
Asylum seekers in indefinite detention

Sophie Cunningham
Descended upon by looters
Darwin, theft and Cyclone Tracy

David Carlin
Scenes from a radical theatre
Red Shed Company

Rjurik Davidson
Political writers in a neoliberal age
A way forward for progressive writing

Zoë Rodriguez and Ben Eltham
Conditions for creativity
A debate

Maria O’Dwyer
Balancing the books
Early career writers and financial survival

Lisa Farrance
Living the life within
The benefits of sport

Giovanni Tiso
Streets of wherever
Spy films, globalisation and the meaning of place

Isabelle Skaburskis
Overlooking tragedy
The discourse of human trafficking

Short Story Prize

Jennifer Mills – Judges’ report
Tara Cartland – Frank O’Hara’s Animals
John Turner – Killing Floor
Melissa Fagan – The day the world stayed the same


Claire Nashar – Cento

Michael Farrell – Making Love (to a man)

Fiona Wright – Obit

Paul Chicharo – Glazed Peyote Crème Brûlée

Maria Takolander – Winter war

Jal Nicholl – Types

Corey Wakeling – The Ear Especially

Marty Hiatt – transit of venus

Berndt Sellheim – Recrossing the Styx

John Kinsella – Pillage

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