Long Paddock for Southerly 70.3: India India

India has a strong culture of Australian literary studies, a very interesting and useful one,
rich in its own opinions, expectations and perspectives. It seemed logical to at some point offer an Australian audience a chance to sample this alternative angle of perception, and here we are, an issue of Southerly with a central focus on Indian/Australian literary relations.
It is a rich, rich field. So rich, in fact, that it has seemed wisest to place aside any concern for representativeness (by whose criteria, anyway?) and to offer instead – that very Australian thing – a show-bag, a sampler, full of enticements to explore further. Includes a special feature on contemporary Indian poetry.

 

Southerly 70.3: India India is available to purchase here | Digital edition

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SHORT FICTION

Michelle Cahill, The Lucid Krishna
Helen Dinmore, Counting the Dead
Zoe Harrington, Depono
Bem Le Hunte, What the Servant Saw
Maree McCourt, One Point Six One
Trevor Shearston, Dog

POETRY

Temsula Ao, Mothers…
Mona Attamimi, Betel-Nut
Judith Beveridge, The View from the Monastery
Richard Deutch, The sun from behind the house, Evening Meal
Johannes Bobrowski, trans. Richard Deutch (with Craig Powell, Rudi Krausmann): Vale`ry or the Beans
Patrick Jones, Natural Bitterness
Craig Powell, A Christmas Letter

ESSAY

Meenakshi Bharat & Sharon Rundle, Tackling the Topic of Terrorism

REVIEWS

Ali Alizadeh, of Kerry Leves, A Shrine to Lata Mangeshka, and Vicki Viidikas, New and Rediscovered, ed. Barry Scott
John Jenkins, of Philip Hammial, Skin Theory, Susan Hawthorne, Earth’s Breath, Felicity Plunkett, Vanishing Point, and Jordie Albiston, The sonnet according to “m”
Aashish Kaul, of Peter Boyle, Apocrypha
Tessa Lunney, of Gretchen Shirm, Having Cried Wolf, Barry Divola, Nineteen Seventysomething, Bob Franklin, Under Stones, and Emmett Stinson, Known Unknowns


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