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Paperback, 22.3 x 14.3 cm
Published 1997
ISSN 1326-1460


Ivor Indyk

Cover design

Harry Williamson

Text design

Toni Hope-Caten



David Malouf – Buxtehude’s Daughter
Kevin Hart – On Reading Charles Wright
John Hughes – Country Towns

The New China

Unfair Competition – Sang Ye blows the lid on drugs in Chinese athletics
Notes on a Market Economy – Ouyang Jianghe translated by Simon Patten

Mountain, Ocean, Plain

Ruth Barcan – Climbing Mt Kosciusko
Kurt Brereton – The Cultural Poetics of Water
Moya Costello – White Trash

Danish Perspectives

Carsten Jensen visits Vietnam
New poetry by Pia Tafdrup

Artists as Authors

Ruark Lewis – Banalities/Banalitäten
Peter Tyndall – Under the Usual Heading (Two Dreams)
Tom Carment – Stories and Sketches

New Poetry and Fiction

Judith Beveridge, J.S. Harry, Jill Jones, Sue Bower, Dorothy Hewett, Dorothy Porter, Alison Clark, Peter Boyle, Sue Martin, Rhyll McMaster, and chapter 5 of Anna Couani’s The Western Horizon

Views and Reviews

Hemensley on Dickey, Weinberger on Ginsberg, Jaireth on Poetry and Photography, Brooks on Boyle, Plunkett on Ryan and Lew, Jacobs on Jones, Biarujia on Taylor and more.

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