Meanjin Vol 78 No 2
'I've been trying to decide which of my encounters with doctors, the ones from the early days of my illness, was the most mortifying, the most frustrating, the most burdened with assumptions about young women and their bodies and brains...'
In the lead essay for the Winter issue of Meanjin, titled The Woman is Hysterical, author Fiona Wrightargues that it's high time we trusted women to know their own bodies and minds and that 'when women speak, is it important to actually listen'.
Katharine Murphyreflects on how the country's next government might begin to heal our sadly sickened politics. Lauren Rosewarnelooks at the brave new world of human sexuality ushered in by sexbots. Alexis Wrightmuses on her life's 'journey in writing place'. Kevin Brophymixes poetry with life on a remote Aboriginal community. Nauru doctor Nick Martinpaints a vivid picture of his time in Afghanistan. Plus non-fiction and memoir from Melanie Cheng, Ben Pobjie, Cordelia Rice, Tanya Vavilovaand more.
There's new fiction from Jo Cumberland, Raaza Jamshed Butt, M.L. Siemienowiczand Azhar Abidi.
A fresh crop of Australian poetry too, of course, including new work from- Corey Wakeling, Jonathan Dunk, Belinda Ruleand more.
And beginning in this edition a new review section, featuring critical writing from Alison Croggon, Jeff Sparrow, Karen Wyldand Ruby Hamad.
Publication Date: 18-Jun-2019
Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing