May 2016, no. 381

May 2016, no. 381

Welcome to the May issue of ABR Online. In Advances we announce our major new partnership with Monash University. Peter Goldsworthy reviews a posthumous collection of poems by the great Peter Porter – after whom our Poetry Prize is named. We review novels by Patrick Modiano, David Dyer, Julian Barnes, Josephine Rowe, and Jack Cox. States of Poetry this month heads to New South Wales. State editor Elizabeth Allen has chosen poems from six NSW poets, including ABR Laureate David Malouf. We print three of them in this issue, including the extraordinary 'Visitation on Myrtle Street' (a recent online Poem of the Week) and the complete digital anthology will be available soon.

Full Contents

Essays

Everywhere I Look by Helen Garner

Economics

AUSTRALIA’S SECOND CHANCE by George Megalogenis & BALANCING ACT by George Megalogenis

Fiction

Dodge Rose by Jack Cox

Fiction

THE MIDNIGHT WATCH by David Dyer

Poetry

Chorale at the Crossing by by Peter Porter

Biography

DANTE: THE STORY OF HIS LIFE by Marco Santagata, translated by Richard Dixon

Fiction

BETWEEN A WOLF AND A DOG by Georgia Blain

Australian History

GAY SYDNEY: A HISTORY: A HISTORY by Garry Wotherspoon

Fiction

AFTER THE CIRCUS by Patrick Modiano

Poetry

Jack & Mollie (& Her) by Jordie Albiston

Fiction

WE ATE THE ROAD LIKE VULTURES by Lynnette Lounsbury

Fiction

THE NOISE OF TIME by Julian Barnes

Fiction

A Loving, Faithful Animal by Josephine Rowe

Military History

The Conflict in Ukraine: What Everyone Needs to Know by Serhy Yekelchyk

Photography

William Yang: Stories of Love and Death by Helena Grehan and Edward Scheer

Young Adult Fiction

The Burning Elephant by Christopher Raja

Biography

Outback Penguin: Richard Lane’s Barwell Diaries edited by Elizabeth Lane et al.