June-July 2017, issue no. 392

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Publisher of the Month with Henry Rosenbloom

Australian Book Review

What was your pathway to publishing? I had been a writer and editor at school and university, I’d worked in the Whitlam government, I’d been a freelance journalist, and I was intereste More

Morag Fraser is Critic of the Month

Australian Book Review

Which critics most impress you? Ones who write memorably, whose language combines critical acuity with verve. I could name many, but Robert Hughes, Peter Porter, Kerryn Goldsworthy, and Br More

Gig Ryan reviews 'Fragments' by Antigone Kefala and 'A House by the River' by Diane Fahey

Gig Ryan

Antigone Kefala’s Fragments, her fifth book of poems and first since Absence: New and selected poems (1992), is often menaced by the past, like her first collection, More

Paul Hetherington reviews 'Some Things to Place in a Coffin' by Bill Manhire

Paul Hetherington

Poetry books that focus on memory, recuperation, and loss are common, but it is rare to find poems that speak about such matters as sparely and eloquently as these do. Bill Manhire’s new ... More

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