Published in Overland Issue 209 Summer 2012 · Uncategorized Issue 209 Editorial team Contents Regulars Jeff Sparrow − Editorial Alison Croggon Features 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 Poetry 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 Editorial team More by Editorial team › 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 December 2023 · Fiction Fiction | The Victims Emma Jayne Willson Every morning I checked the Director’s calendar to ensure there were no meeting clashes, no opportunity for her polished façade to slip. Once I’d made the mistake of booking two meetings without leaving ten minutes between them, thus forcing her to run across the sprawling campus. She arrived late for her meeting with the Provost, […] First published in Overland Issue 228 7 December 20238 December 2023 · Food Righteous appetites: the dilemmas of the ethical omnivore’s diet Jaimee Edwards The pastoral is our setting for the good life that puts the 'ethical' in 'ethical sausage'. The websites for small-scale farms and ethical meat butchers around the world look like brochures for retirement living. Together, the happy animals, their conscientious handlers, and ceremonial butchers form a picture of aligned values.