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The Lifted Brow is a quarterly print journal from Australia and the world. A high quality colour magazine, it has earned a reputation as the place where the best writing and writers from both Australia and overseas are featured. The Lifted Brow publishes commentary, essays, fiction, criticism, interviews, comics, poetry, visual art, and more. Since its inception in 2007, The Lifted Brow has featured in its pages the work of a wide variety of writers, including Christos Tsiolkas, Helen Garner, David Foster Wallace, Neil Gaiman, Rick Moody, Margeret Atwood, Karen Russell, Tom Cho, Douglas Coupland, Heidi Julavits, Tom Bissell, Tao Lin, Rebecca Giggs, Margo Lanagan, Jim Shepard, Frank Moorhouse, Anna Krien, Romy Ash, Matthew de Abaitua, Diane Williams, Sam Lipsyte, Sheila Heti, Wayne Koestenbaum, Jim Shepard, Chris Somerville, Elizabeth Gaffney, Andrés Neuman, Angie Hart, Blake Butler and Benjamin Kunkel.
Blak Brow is the very special Issue 40 of The Lifted Brow – an edition created entirely and independently by a First Nations collective of editors, curators, academics, designers, and activists. It is filled with new work by First Nations writers and visual artists, and focuses particularly on blak women – their stories, ideas, opinions, and art. (Note: the term “blak”, coined by artist Destiny Deacon in 1990, names the lived experience and identity of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples.) Featuring cover artwork by artist Rubii Red, the Blak Brow edition includes: - non-fiction pieces by Tracy Bunda, Angelina Hurley, Karen Jackson, Celeste Liddle, Timmah Ball, Lidia Thorpe, Latoya Rule, Paola Balla and her daugher Rosie Kalina, Ellen van Neerven and her mum Maria van Neerven, Mandy Nicholson, the Koorie Youth Council, WAR (Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance), Hannah Morphy-Walsh, Belinda Briggs, Kate ten Buuren, Antoinette Braybrook, Susie Anderson and Sissy Austin; - fiction by Melissa Lucashenko, Eugenia Flynn, and Vickie Roach; - poetry by Evelyn Araluen, Neika Lehman, Vicki Couzens, Emma Hicks, Nellie Green, Savanna Kruger, Natalie Harkin, Charmaine Papertalk Green, Elizabeth Walker, Jeanine Leane, Kat Clarke, Pauline Whyman, and Lisa Bellear; - song lyrics by Carole Fraser; - a special section about the recent Blak to the Future exhibition, featuring Savannah Kruger, Katen Balla, Rosie Kalina, Charlotte Allingham, Yasmin Harradine, and Pierra Van Sparkes; - and visual artwork by Moorina Bonini, Savanna Kruger, Ruby Kulla Kulla, Gabi Briggs and Arika Waulu, This Mob, and Centrefold.