Monthly Archives: July 2011

Utoya Fragments

  these words that disintegrate upon impact   Your arms weigh like you’ve had a stroke of bad headlines, like you’ve given birth to hollow ammunition, like you’ve been boiling sugar with blood and it still hasn’t set. It feels … Continue reading

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Torquay: Rosemary Blake

I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon in the company of Rosemary Blake at the Torquay Froth & Bubble Literary Festival. Rosemary’s an Australian poet who’s just returned from 20+ years in Canada. She has a warm, brave heart, … Continue reading

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Andrew Bolt and love on the same page …

Something for everyone: science, maths, politics, nature, Bolt, bulls and sex – a growing collection of principles. There’s a brief reference in the collection to Indonesian teens that I should explain. At the same time as the live export crisis, … Continue reading

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The Richard Pratt Cup

It’s the big one tomorrow: Carlton vs Collingwood in the Richard Pratt Cup. Being a Blues supporter, I thought I should throw something together for the occasion. I have a particular interest in this one – Richard Pratt (via his … Continue reading

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Adelaide: Rob Walker

Rob Walker doesn’t waste words, and a lot is crammed into clean lines and brief poems. He has a dry sense of humour and a voice you can trust. His poem below, A Better World, was first published in Sorcerers … Continue reading

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Adelaide: Rachael Mead

I met some wonderful poets on my visits to Adelaide and Melbourne, and I’d like to feature some of them here. First up is Rachael Mead whose work is honest, evocative and tender, as you’ll see from the poem below. … Continue reading

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Working Adelaide

A quick romp through Adelaide and the myths that surround it before I introduce you to some respectable people … Adelaide: ‘a Mediterranean climate’ It’s a balmy 6˚. I’m not expecting olives or flesh or a spread of liberties. This … Continue reading

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