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In Defence and Critique of University Literary Journals

The inter-semester break provides a lot of things to a lot of different people. A select few use this time to prepare the three University of Sydney literary journals that launch in October. These are (from oldest to newest): Hermes, ARNA: The Journal of the Sydney University Arts Students Society (SASS), and Carillon: The Journal…

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Hermes: A writer’s odyssey

Two youths in their prime, Arcadian singers both of them, And equally keen to make up a verse, or match one. Such is the epigraph to The Ilex Tree, a collection of poems written by Les Murray and Geoffrey Lehmann. The collection was published in 1965, only a few years after the duo had finished…