Tiffany Tsao • 24 June 2022
This week’s newsletter defies categorisation. Or, more specifically, it features writing about defying categorisation. Timmah Ball sets the stage with an essay on non-fiction that 'doesn’t seem to belong anywhere' and the critical role of small presses and journals in providing space for experimental work. Jessica Wilkinson and Ali Alizadeh’s Realpoetik Manifesto is a call to arms against narrow perceptions of poetry as nonfactual, unrealistic and irrelevant.
Writer and former Peril editor-in-chief Lian Low speaks about her desire to challenge false distinctions between 'literary' and 'genre', and the 'unreal' and 'real'. Izzy Roberts-Orr reviews the 'difficult to categorise' memoir My Friend Fox by Heidi Everett. And because this issue is about pushing the envelope, we’ve included an item that straddles the border between fiction and non-fiction: a piece of bleakly humorous autofiction by Adalya Nash Hussein about working at a dating agency.
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