Published in Overland Issue 229 Summer 2017 Uncategorized Issue 229 Editorial team REGULARS Editorial 2 giovanni tiso 14 alison croggon 72 tony birch 88 Contributors 126 FEATURES mel campbell 3 a quest for critique 25 years of playing Crystal Quest allan drew 16 indefatigable wings The persistence of Milton michaliA arathimos 34 Napalm, Guns & underwear Ten years after the Urewera 18 dean biron & suzie gibson 41 Sleeping the deep, deep sleep How we read disasters natalie cromb 74 australia’s custodial culture Still stealing Aboriginal children maura edmond & jasmine mcgowan 81 we need more mediocre women! Sexism in the arts lachean humphreys 119 one of three banned books The censorship of suicide brooke boland 124 a library for the future On Norwegian spruce trees Fair Australia the 2017 fair australia prize 49 fiction caoimhe mckeogh 90 her SJ finn 102 infiltration alice MELIKE ÜLGEZER 109 freedom POETRY Leif mahoney Eight horizons 21 ali jane smith quarry 22 stuart barnes from nonets 24 jessica l wilkinson serenade 25 aidan coleman to the only begetter 26 band | aid 27 fiona wright after the festival 28 fire poem 29 jonno revanche some climb 30 nicholas powell clean surfaces 31 michael farrell fiat in turin 32 artwork laura wills guest artist issue 229: cover; illustrations pages 3, 49, 90, 102, 109 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 24 March 202324 March 2023 War Conga line to Armageddon: the rush to get us into a war with China Ben Brooker It shouldn’t need spelling out that Australia could not win a war with China in any sense that matters, even with the backing of the US and its allies. At best, such a victory would be a Pyrrhic one. At worst, we would be so utterly humiliated as to not even know what kind of defeat had been inflicted upon us. First published in Overland Issue 228 23 March 2023 Trans rights Why gender essentialism is a white supremacist ideology Maddison Stoff The idea that these neo-Nazis are just ‘cosplayers’, rather than the local version of an international and decades-long attempt by numerous lone wolves and paramilitary groups to seize control of multiple countries, is too dangerous to seriously contemplate. The better question might be: why do so many anti-trans rights activists, who often see themselves as left-wing or self-describe as feminists, tolerate or downplay the presence of Nazis in their circles? And, just as importantly, why do neo-Nazis show up to support them?