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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... no. 184 25 November- 1 December 2017 of The Saturday Paper est. 2014 The Saturday Paper
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[Review] Domestic Interior, KN , single work review
— Review of Domestic Interior Fiona Wright , 2017 selected work poetry ;

'It is hard to read Fiona Wright’s new collection of poems, Domestic Interior, without her award-winning and much-publicised essay collection, Small Acts of Disappearance, in mind. That book dealt with Wright’s eating disorder and Domestic Interior notably abounds in references to food. Food appears in similes: “Older sisters were round and brown / as hard-boiled eggs” (in the poem “Commute”); “my hands grow thick and lumpy / as air-cured salami” (in “Surely”). Food is also in titles – “Sweet Potato”, “Pudding” – and in allusions to cafeterias and bakeries. And there are poems in the form of charms, such as “Charm Against Casual Cruelty”, which lists various ingredients, precisely measured: “a small green chilli, an eggshell / a peanut, a wheat husk”. Indeed, all the poems in this book are skilfully measured and disciplined.' (Introduction)

[Review] Wednesdays with Bob, PT , single work review
— Review of Wednesdays with Bob Derek Rielly , Bob Hawke , 2017 single work biography ;

'So much has been written about Bob Hawke – Labor’s longest-serving prime minister, women fawning in his presence, blokes awed by his sporting and drinking prowess – you might wonder what more there is to know about him.' (Introduction)

[Review] Border Districts, JR , single work review
— Review of Border Districts Gerald Murnane , 2017 single work novel ;

'It begins, this mesmeric inward spiral of a book, with a digressive turn towards the past: Two months ago, when I first arrived in this township just short of the border, I resolved to guard my eyes, and I could not think of going on with this piece...; (Introduction)

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