Published in Overland Issue 223 Winter 2016 Uncategorized There is repetition Fiona Wright In the dream, there is repetition In the dream, I cannot make them understand In the dream, my fingertips itch, and they redden – In the dream, there is the dream of colour. In the dream, I trap a pigeon in the ceiling In the dream they tell me don’t tell me your dreams In the dream the objects move when I’m not looking In the dream, I run a bath that overfills and in the dream, it leaves a tidemark like a sock around my ankle. In the dream, I watch them watch me In the dream, I speak of solitude In the dream I do not dare hold out my hands. In the dream, I am amphibious, I see my breath fog up the window. In the dream I know I dream but cannot wake. In the dream, I hide my face within the bathroom mirror In the dream the bed sheets twist around my ankle In the dream I cannot make them understand. Read the rest of Overland 223 – If you liked this article, please subscribe or donate. Fiona Wright Fiona Wright’s new essay collection is The World Was Whole (Giramondo, 2018). Her first book of essays Small Acts of Disappearance won the 2016 Kibble Award and the Queensland Literary Award for nonfiction, and her poetry collections are Knuckled and Domestic Interior. More by Fiona Wright 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 2 December 20222 December 2022 The university In search of lost bargains: An interview with Scott Fitzgerald, Ryan Mead-Hunter and Francis Russell of the Bargain Hunters podcast Scott Robinson and Danni McGrath We discovered Bargain Hunters: The Curtin NTEU EBA Podcast as our own university, Monash, and the local branch of the NTEU) enter their own bargaining round. After years of workers bearing the burden of rapid COVID changes, cost of living pressures, overwork and decades of growing job insecurity, this bargaining round feels different: an opportunity for workers to articulate a vision of the university against the neoliberalised, corporate managerialism that dominates the sector and most workplaces in the country. First published in Overland Issue 228 1 December 20221 December 2022 Reviews Calling the racist a racist: Janaka Malwatta’s blackbirds don’t mate with starlings John Kinsella Malwatta is a skilled and motivated user of tone and tonality in expression, and he shifts between perpetrator and victim with a disturbing but powerful ease: we hear the racists in the hospital, we hear them at the barbecue, and we hear the racism coming from the mouths of white leaders and dissemblers.