Editor Matthew Lamb stands by his decision to end themed issues of Island. ‘General issues,’ he explains in his latest editorial, ‘allow for more serendipitous encounters with new ideas.’ Cohesion in any literary journal can be tricky, and Island 135 offers a mostly complementary mix of new and old ideas.
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Emily Laidlaw is Melbourne-based writer and critic, whose writing has appeared in The Big Issue, Voiceworks, Overland online, and Readings Monthly. She has edited for publications including Kill Your Darlings, Voiceworks, and Overland. She is a 2015 recipient of an Australia Council for the Arts' ArtStart grant.
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