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Ian McBryde's latest collection Domain has been reviewed here by Ali Alizadeh. Read an interview with Ian from our Anti/Heroes issue.

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Ethics in the Kitchen

Emily Finlay is in her final year of a Bachelor of Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong, NSW. She hopes to one day complete a PHD in the study of literature. She loves poetry: sometimes reading it more than writing it. The ideal would be to combine both.

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Ghost Writing

Lapsed vegetarian, lapsed Jew we connect at absurd points (one discreet eater of bacon to another) memory like the old story about the blind men & the elephant each groping for proof you will insist on your version how you …

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Homage to John Allyn Smith

'I thought new disappointments impossible' said poor Henryman; The whiskers flew well enough but that bridge was a hundred foot high                                                              (Yes, yes, it came as a shock to all of                                                              us) Those five years burying Bradstreet might …

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Justin Langer

nick whittock lives in a perfect world where cricket prevails.

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Perfect Deaths

Isadora. Donald Campbell, trying to catch his father, flipped over and over by a wavelet on the specially calm lake. Marie Collier, `passionate', from a hotel window in New York. Ramon Novarro with a lead dildo – a gift from …

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mtc cronin currently lives in Maleny, Australia, with her partner and three young daughters and is completing a PhD on poetry and law.

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Tatjana Lukic is translating a collection of mtc cronin's work into Bosnian and Serbian.

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MTC Cronin has published seven books and three booklets of poetry, the most recent being a Spanish/English edition of her 2001 book, Talking to Neruda's Questions, translated by Juan Garrido Salgado (SAFO, Santiago, Chile, 2004) and 1 – 100, (Shearsman Press, UK, 2004).

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Ode to Philippoussis

                  to Idelies Govett When he lost the fourth, the match appeared done Ferrero's fire meant we wuz overcome And the dream it was dust As our 'ero lay on the bakin turf The wound in his chest like some 'oly …

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At the Empty Inn

1 He is lost in a crowd of hero-worshipers, pale skin darkened by an alien sun. He commands their attention. But he prefers curiosity to love. To both, they are immune. No one is to blame for his complexion – …

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Letter to Peter Olds

I don't know much about the mechanical hawk ravaging doves, though multiple rapes performed by the machine we are witness to on a daily basis. 'We've both changed a bit,' you said on meeting – Peter, I take small consolation …

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