Possessed by a sense of the trap

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Reflection
Category
Writing

I’ve abandoned the set narrative path. After months of turning over inside my old head, wearing thin a commute between home and work and my ex’s house – a black rubber triangle that tightened with every trip and burnt as summer steamed in – I cut the cord and let go of that man, that lifestyle, that image of my best self.

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Article
Category
Music
Poetry

The poetics of Prince

Let’s get this out of the way. Prince was a song-writer, not a poet. While pop music does make use of poetic techniques, the modes of expression are fundamentally different. The craft and conventions of pop music are wholly different to those of poetry. Nevertheless, (as a teacher) I often use ‘Raspberry Beret’ to demonstrate the power of image over abstraction.

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Announcement
Category
Fair Australia Prize

Fair Australia Prize 2018: the winners

Overland, the National Union of Workers, the Migrant Workers Centre, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance, and the National Tertiary Education Union (VIC) are very pleased to announce the winning entries for this year’s Fair Australia Prize.

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Type
Article
Category
Culture
Politics

The highs and lows of podcasting

By this time next year the global number of podcasts may likely surpass the population of Queensland, and that’s even taking into account the giant melon currently occupying the town of Chinchilla. There are podcasts about inanimate objects, Nicolas Cage, urban mythology, fountain pen addiction, and even podcasts about podcasts — the latter being a kind of hellish inception far worse than one could ever begin to imagine.