Monthly Archives: February 2011

Bundanon challenge

I’ve just arrived at Bundanon where I’ll be in-residence for the week, mostly working on a play. However, I couldn’t resist taking up a challenge issued by Derek Motion – well, I’ve ignored most of the challenge and honed in … Continue reading

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‘Girl’

‘Girl’ Camp dog draws an arc around your fire. With a flick of your careless head, you allow her into the warmth when you have a need of her bristling fur beneath your fingers. She approaches on careful paws, never … Continue reading

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Closing the Gaps

After Julia Gillard’s ‘Closing the Gap’ address, I did some research on Indigenous death statistics – the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians is, as you’d know, the most challenging for governments to close, and was the … Continue reading

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What we learned today from Delta Goodrem

  Not Worth the Review Centrelink waiting room and Delta Goodrem’s on the screen in a series of killing costume changes. ‘Nothing,’ a Countryman says, pointing with finger and white cap at the whining taffeta. I’m not sure, exactly, what’s … Continue reading

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what can i say …?

Good luck, Queensland. I’ve written a ‘Yasi’ poem to commemorate its arrival. I’m so very sorry. x The Decimation of Yasi Yasi is the cyclone’s name. It’s Fijian for sandalwood. British decimated whole forests before they lost strength.   Yasi … Continue reading

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