Published in Overland Issue 213 Summer 2013 · Uncategorized Wander in &/Under Stuart Cooke I wander in her woollen hat caught like object world of legs dark eyes the city becomes feeling heels click iron bent into green I know this much I am trodden by a gull’s filthy hotel a self-conscious heart this spotted elephant click I want each and one especially your flint fried in pathetic liquid a field I want especially this cold booth a skin wrapped in skin every object sex is shackle melodic current swooning over trodden by conscious spurious motors prerogatives in tend I wander her forgotten hat I dark eyes your desire under a skirt like flakes struck from flint like leathery spine flakes Stuart Cooke Stuart Cooke’s latest chapbook, Departure into Cloud, was published by Vagabond Press in 2013. His full-length collection is Edge Music (IP, 2011). He is a lecturer in creative writing and literary studies at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. More by Stuart Cooke › 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 4 December 20234 December 2023 · Climate politics Where is the Australian climate movement’s solidarity with Palestine? Alex Kelly Let this be a line in the sand. Let us learn our history. Let us listen to liberation movements around the world. Conflicts for land and water will shape the decades to come. Showing up for each other and building power to demand justice is our only hope for a humane future. First published in Overland Issue 228 1 December 20231 December 2023 · History ‘We’re doing everything but treaty’: Law reform and sovereign refusal in the colonial debtscape Maria Giannacopoulos I coined the concept of the colonial debtscape while working to understand the relation between debt and sovereignty in the wake of the 2007 Global Financial crisis. Despite the referendum held in Greece in 2015 where the people voted against austerity, austerity as punishment, was imposed anyway. As this was a colonising move, that is, the imposition of an external and foreign law on local populations against their will, it was to Aboriginal scholars here that I turned to begin to put the pieces together.