January-February 2015, issue no. 368

Welcome to our January–February issue! Highlights include Martin Thomas on the art and life of Albert Namatjira, Jane Sullivan on Hilary Mantel’s new collection of short stories, and our new ‘Arts Highlights of the Year’ feature in which leading critics and arts professionals nominate their favourite performances of 2014. Also, Susan Lever reviews Christos Tsiolkas’s new title Merciless Gods, Geordie Williamson explores the poetry notebook of Clive James, and Gregory Day explores family ties in his Jolley Prize commended story, 'The 900s Have Moved'. On the poetry side of things, Tracy Ryan is ABRs Poet of the Month, and we publish new poems by Cassandra Atherton, Cameron Lowe, and Tracy Ryan, as well as Clive James’s mordant poem, ‘A Silent Speech by Julia Gillard’.

Highlights from the current issue

Open Page with Fiona McFarlane

Hidden Author

Why do you write?

Because I always have. I seem to have had no choice in the matter, for which I’m usually grateful.

Are you a vivid d ... More

Jennifer Strauss reviews 'The Best Australian Poems 2014' edited by Geoff Page

Jennifer Strauss

‘Lending printed eloquence to a poem’ comes from ‘Alas’, Chris Wallace-Crabbe’s elegiac tribute to Seamus Heaney. There is eloquence aplenty in this fine collection of more than ... More

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