"She loved to rule up red margins and write in black ink on white - deciphering texts and decoding maths problems."
Marginalia: writing in the margins, around the edges of pages. Students produce a lot of it. It's often critiques or interpretations of the main text; sometimes, it can even form a dialogue between readers as they comment on each other's comments. But here, we'd like to invite you to the main page, the centre stage, in this newest incarnation of the acclaimed Sydney University Student Writing Anthology.
"I have trapped my character within this page, within these margins, within these words, but you, dear reader, are bringing external forces into these words and margins."
And really, margins are just lines - lines on a page, lines we draw between ourselves and another person, or invisible lines on a map. Just lines, but we still find meaning in them. These lines on a page represent the thoughts, lives and imaginations of Sydney University students.
The marginalia is up to you.
- A beginner’s guide to writing
Zachary J. Phillips
- Acceptance (when the smell of death gets up your nose)
- All quiet on the backyard front
Kat de Jong
- Awareness (one day I’m going to get you back for stealing my childhood, you bastard)
- City softened
- Feeling nostalgic about events before they unfold
Matthew Ji Xing Cai
- How ocean stones end up in the city
- I dream of Gaza
Sarah K. Balstrup
- India’s hidden civil war
- Journey of the magi
- My legato heart
- Skies and clouds and such
- The balcony
- The lady and the bird
- The man in grey
- The next chapter
- The radio
- Wandering eyes and a winter morning at work
- Warmer winters
- The end
Size: 210 × 148 × 10 mm
Copyright: © 2009
Publication: 01 Oct 2009