August 2018

MONA tunnel

Notes on a Track

Once, not so long ago, I walked the South Coast Track in Tasmania.

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July 2018

Sneja Gunew
Insomniac Dreams Experiments with Time by Vladimir Nabokov

C is for Cockroach

The more I read, the more I came to adore the cockroach

Wenche Ommundsen


I pass old campsites, ash scattered beneath leaves and lichenous dust

Mark Davis
Eastern Blue Groper


Brian Castro

Something Terrific: Emily Brontë’s 200 Years

In responding to Brontë’s work we’re enticed by a fine web of connections

June 2018

Slums The History of a Global Injustice by Alan Mayne

Where Someone Else Lives: Alan Mayne’s Slums

Slums were always removed when they were in the path of the powerful, but slum clearance for its own sake, in pursuit of social improvement, also accelerated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Forest City

In the forest city all organisms are agents that negotiate relationships...


So I am wondering where things stand in this ‘nation of meat-eaters’...

Abandon Me by Melissa Febos

To Resilience – and Beyond!

If you break, Michael Ondaatje’s speaker advises his daughter in ‘To a Sad Daughter’, ‘break going out, not in’. What if breakage can be a preface to remaking the self and voice?