May 2014, no. 361

May 2014, no. 361

Welcome to the May issue! Our main feature is our Peter Porter Poetry Prize shortlist for 2014 – featuring poems by Elizabeth Allen, Nathan Curnow, Paul Kane, and Jessica L. Wilkinson. Ann-Marie Priest is the author of the first of our Calibre-shortlisted essays: a long study of Henry Handel Richardson’s relationship with Olga Roncoroni. Also in the May issue: Joan Beaumont on the commercialisation of the Anzacs, Kevin Rabalais on David Malouf, and reviews of new fiction by Tony Birch, Siri Hustvedt, and Robert Hillman. Henry Reynolds reviews Tom Lawson’s new work on the Tasmanian genocide, and Richard J. Martin explores Aboriginal political agency.

Full Contents

Fiction

In Certain Circles by Elizabeth Harrower

Short Stories

The Promise by Tony Birch

Fiction

The Blazing World by Siri Hustvedt

Literary Studies

A First Place by David Malouf

Literary Studies

The Dream of the Great American Novel by Lawrence Buell

Fiction

Afonso by Félix Calvino

Fiction

The Strays by Emily Bitto

Fiction

Only the Animals by Ceridwen Dovey

Fiction

Cairo by Louis Armand

Fiction

Joyful by Robert Hillman

Fiction

Personal Effects by Carmel Macdonald Grahame

Fiction

The Loud Earth by Elisabeth Murray

Poetry

Personal Weather by Peter Bakowski

Cultural Studies

Always Almost Modern by Susan Lever

Commentary

The Value of the Humanities by Helen Small

Journals

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