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Ideas. Writing. Culture.

139 CONTENTS

EDITORIAL
Matthew Lamb

ESSAYS/COMMENTARIES
The Bogan Aesthetic

Australian society has never been more diverse, intricate and sophisticated than it is right now.
But as Simon Caterson writes, never have we been more bogan.

Fanny Price and the Garden
Damon Young confesses his love for Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park.

Things are Crook in Tallarook
Feeling jaded about political process in Australia? Christine Milne explains
why our future depends on restoring democracy.

Remind me, why do we need Freedom of Expression?
ASIO has kept a file on Frank Moorhouse since he was 17. Frank has decided it is time to report on ASIO.

Excess Baggage
Ruth Quibell considers passing on her nanna’s old boots, but can she let go?

@roomofonesown: Virginia Woolf and the Stream of Crowded Consciousness
Social media is such a distraction, but drift isn’t the flaw in your thinking that you suspect it to be,
writes Jennifer Mills.

The Art of Making Wine
Neika Lehman explores viticulture, from Gilgamesh to the Coal River Valley.

ART/DESIGN
Transplantation is a Risky Business
Peter Hughes reveals the narrative potential of contemporary jewellery.

Matthew Barney's Singular Vision
The New York based artist arrives at MONA via Norman Mailer.

Gold Leaf Remains and Crystalline Mountains
Artists Grace Herbert and Georgia Harvey find beauty in material decay.

FICTION
Bernard of Fremantle Lenny Bartulin (From A Concise Dictionary of Antipodean Saints)
Winter Only Wellbeing Bob Brown
The Predators
Kirsten Tranter
Wedding Chords
Ed Wright

POETRY
This flesh that you know is all that you have
Anne Elvey
Like Grains/The Louder Silence
Jill Jones
Two Euclidean Poems
Jordie Albiston
Post-Avant Ballroom With Figures/Language Looks At Itself
 Michael Farrell
Untitled
 Dan Disney
Nostalgia
Tom Vaux
CBD
Geoff Page

2014 GWEN HARWOOD POETRY PRIZE WINNERS
Judges’ Report 
Fukushima Suite Tim Thorne
For Length of Days
Alex Skovron