May 2016, issue no. 381

Welcome to the May issue of ABR Online. In Advances we announce our major new partnership with Monash University. Peter Goldsworthy reviews a posthumous collection of poems by the great Peter Porter – after whom our Poetry Prize is named. We review novels by Patrick Modiano, David Dyer, Julian Barnes, Josephine Rowe, and Jack Cox. States of Poetry this month heads to New South Wales. State editor Elizabeth Allen has chosen poems from six NSW poets, including ABR Laureate David Malouf. We print several of them in this issue, including the extraordinary 'Visitation on Myrtle Street' (a recent online Poem of the Week).

Highlights from the current issue

Ashley Hay reviews 'In Love with Betty the Crow: The first 40 years of ABC RN's 'The Science Show'' by Robyn Williams

Ashley Hay

When David Attenborough's memoir Life on Air was published in 2002, the magazine I worked for arranged for me to interview him. By then I had been interviewing people for a while ... More

Open Page with Toni Jordan

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At first, I wrote because I could. It was like waking up one morning to find I could play the piano or speak Italian – the action itself was entrancing. Now that I've been ... More

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