Emily Laidlaw

Emily Laidlaw reviews 'Small Acts of Disappearance' by Fiona Wright

Emily Laidlaw
23 December 2015

Reflecting on the first day she attended a clinic for eating disorders, Sydney poet Fiona Wright admits: 'I'm ... not sure that I would ever have gone ahead with the admission if I hadn't thought that I could write about it later.' This is a remarkably self-aware statement, one that encapsulates the fierce intelligence of her linked essays in Small Acts of Disap ... More

Emily Laidlaw reviews 'Island' journal issue 135

Emily Laidlaw
19 January 2014

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. ... More