Published in Overland Issue 223 Winter 2016 · Uncategorized Issue 223 Editorial team REGULARS Editorial – Jacinda Woodhead Natalie Harkin Mel Campbell Giovanni Tiso Alison Croggon Contributors FEATURES Sisonke Msimang End of the rainbow The Fallists and contemporary South Africa Natalie Kon-yu ‘A testicular hit-list of literary big cats’ Sexist values in literary culture Stuart Glover Getting on the same page Where to for arts funding? Sarah Burnside Science is golden Just not in Australia Olivier Jutel The political logic of desire On Antipodean conservatism Jay Carmichael Smalltown boy Coming out in an unsafe school Dean Biron The gun Life as a Queensland detective nakata brophy charmaine papertalk-green, toby fitch, katherine firth Nakata Brophy Prize report ellen van neerven First place: Expert FICTION Claudia Salazar Jiménez Translated by Elizabeth Bryer Letter to Salvador Ben Walter It’s all happening here Ellena Savage Postscript POETRY susie orpen Still dreaming shale preston Luminosity Philip Hammial Cautionary tales ouyang yu Their talk Fiona Wright There is repetition And they are angry Leif Mahoney Night pieces elliptic ecliptic Chris Mansell Quads 17–19 paul chicharo Transcendental mathematics Anna ryan-punch pseudonyms for women ARTWORK Savina Hopkins Guest artist issue 223: cover; illustrations on pages 4, 58, 65, 68 Brent Stegeman All other artwork 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 25 September 202326 September 2023 · The university Solidarity but only among managers, or the future of the university sector Hannah Forsyth The process continued during Covid. Jobs were being cut due to the threats posed by the pandemic, yet more scholars were being recruited. Nice people, good at their job. But why are we doing this, we kept asking. Management kept telling us we have a funding crisis (which often turned to a surplus in the end), so why are we also on a hiring spree? All along it looked like it could end badly, for all of us. First published in Overland Issue 228 15 September 202326 September 2023 · Friday Features Activating the poetic spirit as friendship John Kinsella I’ve always had the aching feeling that—as a text to be shared among friends and maybe eventually ‘enemies’—the soul-body dialogue poem is a way of arguing towards spiritual certainty in the face of earthly corruption and doubt.