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Meniscus Volume 12, Issue 1

Editorial Comment

Welcome to Meniscus volume 12, issue 1. We weren’t sure, twelve years ago, if we’d be able to get a new literary journal up and running, and thanks to our contributors and readers, it has after all been possible. Thank you for making our work (a) possible and (b) so rewarding.

 

Each set of new submissions seems to illuminate the concerns of the moment / month / year; and the works of prose and poetry submitted to this issue of Meniscus shimmer with a sense of change. This seems appropriate, since many of them were submitted at the turn of the year, and are being published at the turn of the season, but we suspect they also gesture toward a broader sense of alertness to current global events, shaded with the memory of both delights and griefs from the past. Not that it’s all doom and gloom; a number of pieces included in this issue of the journal have tongue firmly in cheek, or are actively humorous or wry. Writers look at the world, after all, and reflect on it, and in the voices of these writers – who are located right across the globe (a majority of them based in Australia or the USA, but with representation from every continent except Antarctica) – we see the many perspectives that can be brought to bear by people skilled in observing, thinking, and crafting literary works. 

We are trialling a different organisation of the issue, on this occasion. Traditionally, the works in Meniscus have been set in alphabetical order, by family name; for this issue we have attempted to find threads, patterns and moods, and to organise the pieces along these lines. We trust you enjoy reading them as much as we did; and can linger over the pieces and taste their flavours. 

Author Index

  • Abdulmueed Balogan

  • Gabriella Bedetti and

  • Don Boes

  • Meghalee Bose

  • Margaret Bradstock

  • Daniel Brennan

  • Vincent Brincat

  • Maggie Brookes-Butt

  • Finn Brown

  • Phil Brown

  • Rohan Buettel

  • Owen Bullock

  • Hanna Carney

  • Michael Chang

  • James Salvius Cheng

  • Ken Cockburn

  • Rhiannon Conley

  • Angela Costi

  • Anne Di Lauro

  • Ross Donlon

  • Jane Downing

  • Rebecca Douglas

  • Liam Flake

  • Marcelle Freiman

  • B.P. Gallagher

  • Ian Ganassi

  • Lorraine Gibson

  • Samuel Gilpin

  • Oz Hardwick

  • Siobhan Harvey

  • Merrill Hatlen

  • Todd Heldt

  • Matt Hetherington

  • Blossom Hibbert

  • Jane Hider

  • Benjamin Hollo

  • Kylie A Hough

  • Dotun Jide

  • Melanie Kennard

  • Allan Lake

  • Teneale Lavender

  • Pete Levine

  • Thomas Lowery

  • Anthony Lynch

  • Nupur Maskara

  • Maureen Martinez

  • Tim Mayo

  • Nkasiobinnaya Mbonu

  • Michael McLaughlin

  • Madeira Miller

  • Thomas J Misuraca

  • Mrityunjay Mohan

  • Cecil Morris

  • Mark O’Flynn

  • Erik Peters

  • Vasco Pimentel

  • Drew Pisarra

  • bob plainwilder

  • Vanessa Proctor

  • Hannah Ratner

  • Niles Reddick

  • Geoff Sawers

  • Pam Sinicrope

  • Alicia Sometimes

  • Travis Stephens

  • Edward Michael Supranowicz

  • Rowan Tate

  • R.C. Thomas

  • Cathy Thwing

  • India Turner

  • Leo Vanderpot

  • Suzanne Verrall

  • Loren Walker

  • Ed Walsh

  • Charlotte Waters

  • Dugald Williamson

  • Dorian Winter

  • Jena Woodhouse

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