May 2015, issue no. 371

Welcome to the May Issue! Highlights include Sophie Cunningham's 2015 Calibre Prize-winning essay 'Staying with the trouble', and the Peter Porter Poetry Prize shortlist. Also, we ask critics and editors what would most improve Australian critical culture, Scott McCulloch visits Tehran, Sheila Fitzpatrick delves into Ramona Koval's memoir, Stephen Edgar reviews Les Murray's new poetry collection, and Ruth A. Morgan reviews a new book on Gunns. Plus Chris Flynn on Steve Toltz' new novel Quicksand, Doug Wallen on a live performance by Paul Kelly, Bernadette Brennan on Helen Garner's 1984 novella The Children's Bach, Luke Slattery on David Malouf’s Being There, and David McCooey is our Poet of the Month.

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David McCooey is Poet of the Month

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WHICH POETS HAVE MOST INFLUENCED YOU?

Countless contemporary Australian poets, Tomas Tranströmer, Weldon Kees, Elizabeth Bishop. I could go on, but ... More

Luke Slattery reviews 'Being There' by David Malouf

Luke Slattery

In ‘Birthday Poem at Thirty’, a young David Malouf considers his place in the scheme of things as dawn breaks over an unnamed and unlovely ‘northern town’. The poet, who seems disl ... More

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