March 2016, no. 379

March 2016, no. 379

Welcome to our March issue – one of several themed issues we will publish this year. Poetry dominates the issue. First we have the five shortlisted poems in this year's international Peter Porter Poetry Prize. Then we publish the first in our States of Poetry – state-by-state anthologies designed to give readers a snapshot of some of the best contemporary poetry around the country. Peter Goldsworthy chooses six fine South Australian poets. Elsewhere, Kerryn Goldsworthy praises Suzanne Falkiner's important biography of the great novelist (and poet) Randolph Stow.

Battleground: Why the Liberal Party Shirtfronted Tony Abbott by Wayne Errington and Peter van Onselen

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Mick: A Life of Randolph Stow by Suzanne Falkiner

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Fear Is the Rider by Kenneth Cook

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Napoleon’s Roads by David Brooks

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Lives of the Great Photographers by Juliet Hacking

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The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien

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The Best American Essays 2015 edited by Ariel Levy & The Best Australian Essays 2015 edited by Geordie Williamson

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James Merrill: Life and Art by Langdon Hammer

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Falling and Flying: Poems on Ageing edited by Judith Beveridge and Susan Ogle

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Union: 15 Years of Drunken Boat, 50 Years of Writing from Singapore edited by Alvin Pang and Ravi Shankar

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Leaving Elvis and Other Stories by Michelle Michau-Crawford

The Red Queen by Isobelle Carmody

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Creating Poetry by Ron Pretty

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Machine Rules: A Political Primer by Stephen Loosley

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The Lifted Brow: No. 28 edited by Stephanie Van Schilt, Ellena Savage, and Gillian Terzis

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