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Issue 36 of The Lifted Brow is our bumper summer reading issue – it is packed with a dizzying jumble of essays, commentary, fiction, poetry, comics and visual art, from both around Australia and across the globe. With striking cover artwork by Jordan Speer, this issue is themed ‘Feeder’s Digest’, and is about consumption, consumerism, food, feeding, ingestion, and so much more. It features new work from Mary Leunig, Chen Chen, Ellena Savage, Briohny Doyle, Lei Wang, Jack Vening, and so many others. It includes: cover art by Jordan Speer; non-fiction from Karen Allison Hammer, Lei Wang, Lian Low, Astrid Lorange, Justin Clemens, Michael Davison, Tamar Chnorhokian, Katerina Bryant, Mark Dean, Briohny Doyle, Michael Dulaney, Jana Perković, Ellena Savage, and Hayley Singer; short fiction by Jack Vening and Anna Spargo-Ryan, and also by Wei Tianyi (translated by Michelle Deeter); poetry by Craig Santos Perez, Chen Chen, Valeria Tentoni; a conversation between Craig Santos Perez and Chen Chen; comics and artwork from Lou Smith, TextaQueen, Max Baitinger, Aaron Billings, Jordan Speer, Lizzie Nagy, Nicky Minus, Max Mose, Merv Heers, Mary Leunig, Anna Di Mezza, Rachel Ang, Molly Turner, Stephen Tierney, Oscar Nimo, Jonathan McBurnie, Josephine Edwards, Rosell Flatley, and Nikolaus Dolman; and, as always, Benjamin Law and his mum Jenny's sex and relationships advice column ‘Law School’.
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.