Palestine Betrayed by Efraim Karsh & Gaza edited by Raimond Gaita
Starlight: 150 Poems by John Tranter & The Salt Companion to John Tranter edited by edited by Rod Mengham
As when the governess
Clutched to her bosom the damp head of Miles,
Who squirmed, unseeing, frantic for a hint,
Not able yet to guess
What she appeared to see in the haunted pane
Besides the backlit sky: the shape of Quint
Trying to find his way past her denial’s
Hard stare, not quite in vain.
Madam Lash: Gretel Pinniger’s scandalous life of sex, art and bondage by Sam Everingham
Lifeboat Cities by Brendan Gleeson & Transport for Suburbia: by Paul Mees
The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Hartnett & The Red Wind by Isobelle Carmody
I am in Louisiana with the dogs,
my lost generations of dogs.
How I got there, what budget tour I’m on,
whether my papers are in order,
my visa credible, is a total mystery.
The political assassination of Kevin Rudd will fascinate for a long time to come. As with Duncan’s murder in Shakespeare’s play it was done, as Lady Macbeth cautioned, under ‘the blanket of the dark’, literally the night of 23–24 June 2010. The assassins heeded Macbeth’s advice: ‘if it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well it were done quickly.’ And as in Macbeth, the assassins were in the shadow of the throne. Even the old king approved: Bob Hawke, himself deposed in 1991, recognised at last that the removal of a Labor prime minister is sometimes necessary.... (read more)