The Lifted Brow #45


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With cover art by Michael Fikaris, Issue 45 of The Lifted Brow includes:

  • An adaptation of Nic Holas‘ Brow Talk about how far we have come in depathologising but not depoliticising our sex lives, guest edited by TLB founder Ronnie Scott;

  • Georgia Mill elucidates the invisible but entrenched barriers to queer parenthood in Australia;

  • An exploratory essay from Tess Pearson that pieces together language and the body after pregnancy;

  • Kate Scardifield with an experimental essay on limbs, detachment, and the instinct to collect and categorise;

  • Aurora Scott with a lyric essay on islands, rocks, isolation and attention;

  • Zowie Douglas-Kinghorn writing on breaking the silence in the mining industry and why it is so hard to be heard;

  • an excerpt from Eloise Grills‘ upcoming Brow Books publication big beautiful female theory;

  • Odette Casamayor-Cisneros, translated by Erin Goodman, with a story that peers through the screen and finds the other side wanting; plus an interview between author and translator on work, intimacy, and the soundtrack to it all;

  • Punchy dystopic fiction from Kang Young-Sook, translated by Janet Hong, on contagion and the bonds that hold us;

  • A prose poem from Rosmarie Waldrop that scrutinises semantics;

  • poetry from Georgia Kartas, Panda Wong, and Jason Phu;

  • columns: Antonia Pont’s tour-de-force ‘Thinking Feeling’ column about the ethics and micro-dynamics of leadership; Jana Perković’s column ‘The Critic’ reflects on Exit Strategies, and the complex work of leaving; and Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny Phang’s famous ‘Law School’ sex+relationships advice column;

  • a new ‘By Numbers’ feature by Panda Wong that uses numerical data to investigate the world of trees;

  • and new comics and visual art by Anya Davidson, Wakana Yamazaki, Mary Leunig, Can Yalcinkaya, Ashley Ronning, Angelica Roache-Wilson, Humyara Mahbub, Shae San Sim, Emma Davidson, Zane Zlemeša, Ben Constantine, Emilie, Walsh Christine Obst, Tom Groenestyn, and Oscar Nimmo.

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