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Faber & Faber; $29.99
By Kevin Rabalais
HarperCollins; $29.99
By Gretchen Shirm
Clive James’ ‘Sentenced to Life’ and Les Murray’s ‘Waiting for the Past’
By Justin Clemens
By Anna Goldsworthy
Sufjan Stevens’ ‘Carrie & Lowell’
By Anwen Crawford
Xavier Dolan’s ‘Mommy’
By Luke Davies
By Ryan O'Neill
  Q The way you might get dressed in the morning and notice for the first time a bruise on your arm, and wonder how it got there. This was how he had come to think of his marriage. W The last time they had gone out together was two...
Bloomsbury; $29.99
By Richard Cooke
Faber & Faber; $29.99
By Brenda Walker
Hamish Hamilton; $32.99
By Michael Lucy
Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart (until 13 April 2015)
By Quentin Sprague
‘No Cities To Love’: The triumphant return of Sleater-Kinney
By Anwen Crawford
The Gothic horror of Bennett Miller’s ‘Foxcatcher’
By Luke Davies
‘Pop to Popism’ at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
By Julie Ewington
‘James Turrell: A Retrospective’ at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
By Benjamin Law
Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne
By David Neustein
By Les Murray
  Plucked chook we called Poultry, or Fowl, a meat rare in our kitchens, crepe-skinned for festivity or medicine. As Chooks alive, they were placid donors of eggs and mild music. Perches and dark gave them sleep. Then came the...