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Andy Jackson’s latest poetry collection is Human Looking, which won the 2022 ALS Gold Medal. He has co-edited disability-themed issues of Southerly and Australian Poetry...
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Non-fictionFor Plato, most notably, drama and poetry were to be regarded with intense moral and political suspicion: they made malevolent characters intelligible to their audiences; they use up our real moral sentiments by arousing them for fictional characters; and by depicting certain traits and tropes they risked seducing audiences into acting them out themselves.
PoetryA body we can read and understand. If only I could put you under a microscope and transform you into a symbol to unite our disciplines: the communication phage.
Non-fictionOn the way home that night we pass Oxford Street. It’s lit up and people are dancing in the windows of the clubs. There’s a rainbow flag on one of the buildings. Dad turns to look at this with a grimace: he shakes his head and sucks his teeth. He turns the volume up on the CD player and focuses on the road ahead.