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Issue Details: First known date: 2020... vol. 65 no. 1 July 2020 of Westerly est. 1956 Westerly
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'With writing and ideas from Felicity Plunkett, Nardi Simpson, Nicholas Jose, Tracy Ryan, Kevin Brophy, and many more.

'Westerly 65.1 includes writing in support of victims of Australia’s 2020 bushfire disaster, and the latest group of emerging talent to pass through our Writers’ Development Program' (Publication abstract)


  • Epigraph:

    It is never just an ordinary day.

    It is a never-before and never-again

    moment, a day of particles moving 

    through space, arranging and

    rearranging themselves in ways

    mysterious, terrifying and miraculous.

    - 'Angel Buddha Temple' Brigid Lowry.

  • Only literary material within AustLit's scope individually indexed. Other material in this issue includes:

    Oyster Shell by Virginia Boudreau

    Winter Flight by Gabriel Furshong

    Checkered Like a Flag Our Pastby Eric Roy 

    A thing we ask entirely too much of by Megan Kaminsky


* Contents derived from the 2020 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
One for Sorrowi"Beside", Felicity Plunkett , single work poetry (p. 10-11)
[Extract] Song of the Crocodile, Nardi Simpson , extract novel (p. 12-15)
Telepathy, Smoke and Violence, James Turvey , single work short story (p. 18-20)
The Belti"Its beginning was skinned", Josephine Clarke , single work poetry (p. 21)
The Story of the Moon-Bone, Nicholas Jose , single work essay

'I. 'Moon and Evening Star', Adelaide, October 2019/Yirrkala, June 2019

Among the glories of Tarnanthi, the Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2019, one work has special significance for me. It is a painting made with earth pigment on stringybark by Buwathay Munyarryun called Wirrmu ga Djurrpun, 'Moon and Evening Star' (Figure 1). Powerfully vertical, 225 by 62 cm, on a piece of bark that flares slightly at each end, the composition speaks precisely and with authority. You can feel the care with which the brush has made its marks. Animals, human footprints and birds move up through the panels of downward flowing water on either side to a crowning horizontal band where crescent moon and star appear white against the black sky. ' (Introduction)

(p. 22-57)
Echidna Chasmi"Only her Dreaming remains", Brenda Saunders , single work poetry (p. 58)
For Perspectivei"On a pale green wall", 'Jackson' , single work poetry (p. 60)
Row F Seat 10i"I was a theatre usher - could seat two hundred people", Anna Jacobson , single work poetry (p. 61)
The Last of Its Kind, Donna Mazza , single work short story (p. 62-68)
On Wednesdays We Play [ ]i"round one", Kaya Ortiz , single work poetry (p. 70-71)
Significant Tree Registeri"Purpose : Protect individual or groups highly outstanding and valuable for", Riley Faulds , single work poetry (p. 72-74)
Thinking Banksias in Words, Mia Kelly , single work prose (p. 75-83)
Rubbish in Waitingi"Rosemary sprigs lose", Thomas Simpson , single work poetry (p. 84)
Exploring Attributes of a Successful Author–Editor Relationship in Creative Writing, Jessica Stewart , single work essay
'The author-editor relationship is little understood outside the publishing industry and often mischaracterised by those within it. Commentators agree that this relationship is difficult to define and complicated, with the distribution of power ebbing and flowing in response to a variety of pressures (Speck 304; Houghton np; Ginna 1-13). Adding to the mystique, the editor's role in book production is opaque. Editors have been seen as either minor players—an optional extra—at one end of the spectrum, or as gatekeepers to publication at the other. This article posits that this is due, in large part, to the relationship's historic shrouding in secrecy. However, changes in the profession, and publishing broadly, must be accompanied by a mature dialogue. From the origins of editing as a trade with an apprenticeship system and little formalised instruction, many practitioners now have graduate qualifications and participate in national professional associations which set industry standards and support their members. An increased awareness of the editor's role and the attributes of a strong author-editor relationship will improve book production, serving authors, editors and readers.' (Introduction) 
(p. 85-99)
I Went Looking for Mr Facey, Dad, Linda Martin , single work prose (p. 100-106)
Circuit, an Elegyi"'right' you say, shaking out the day", Aidan Coleman , single work poetry (p. 107)
Ectopici"a heart began to grow", Tamara Holmes , single work poetry (p. 108)
The Tyranny of History, Ben Mason , single work short story (p. 109-117)
At the End of Everythingi"Nights were hard, you and me restless in the narrow bed while mosquitoes", Jen Webb , single work poetry (p. 120)
Spectre, Alex Philp , single work short story (p. 121-127)

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