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Editor: Ronnie Scott
RRP: 29.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2013- 10

Celebrating five years of sheer nerve and dangerous excess from Australia’s most exciting literary magazine. Strange, sharp fiction; totally uncategorisable non-fiction; poetry; and just a hint of Krautrock.

Author: Chris Grierson
RRP: 24.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2012-11

‘While you live, live in clover. For when you’re dead, you’re dead all over.’ — Squizzy Taylor

In razor-sharp prose touched with poetry Chris Grierson brings the secret world of Squizzy Taylor to life.

Author: Patrick Holland
RRP: 19.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2012-05

Winner of the Scott Prize

From medieval Europe to outback Queensland, from war-torn Bosnia to China and on to the shores of the Aral Sea, The Source of the Sound traces the journeys of exiles in search of home.

In subtle, understated prose Patrick Holland charts a world of belonging and loss, lingering in its silence to capture the light that penetrates its deepest shadows. Sparse yet evocative, intimate yet powerful, these stories will resonate with readers long after they are finished.

Author: Josephine Rowe
RRP: 16.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2010

A father teaches his daughter how to break whiskey bottles. A woman looks for an old lover in a satellite photograph. A man finds the voice of his dead wife on an unlabelled cassette tape. A blind girl dreams about the taste of the moon.

Father's Day

Author: Tony Birch
RRP: $24.95 (inc. GST)
Pub. Date: 2009

Tony Birch’s first collection of stories, Shadowboxing, was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards in 2006 and was voted top five in a State Library of Victoria poll of readers’ all-time favorite books set in Victoria.

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    • Baddawi

      ‘Leila Abdelrazaq tells a coming of age story that is funny, angry and deeply human … Baddawi is the story of her father’s childhood in a Lebanese refugee camp. It is also the story of hundreds of thousands of displaced Palestinians.’ — Molly Crabapple, author of Drawing Blood

    • Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry

      Australia has a rich history of feminist poetry but there is no one kind of feminist voice.

      Each of the seventy new poems commissioned for this anthology cuts its own path through language. Together, their politics are restless, inextricably tied to the now.

    • Content

      ‘Content lampoons and laments the narcissism that accompanies the supposed information age … Ferney’s poems gun their way through a globalised economy with acronyms, diminutives, and inventive linguistic flares.’Gig Ryan


    • Devious Intimacy

      ‘This is arrestingly incarnated poetry diffused with female luminosity.’— Pam Brown

    • Eurydice Speaks

      Eurydice Speaks is a linked sonnet series echoing voices that emerge from the Underworld. This collection illustrates the evocative, associative and allusive power in the methods of poetry: to know and be known, to feel and be felt, to gather and cohere.