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Monthly Archive for November, 2006

read me oh read me

well it’s sad to see the glass house finish up for good / i imagine i shall now turn to the commercial networks for evening chill-time / perhaps some kind of dancing reality show / maybe a gritty & american crime/drama series / there’s some kind of lament for televised political satire in this somewhere [...]

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a sydney book launch

the ‘idol’ phenomenon coursesnot two horizons over as i half sleep inthe cheapest most unassuming ultimo hotel it’sall an industrial air vent my prize for lazinesstowels that sweat out the hope of fabric softenersweetly hang & do their thing / shannon noll isone specific ‘national’ reference amongst many i mark him& write (at least one [...]

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well the publication process for fourW seventeen is practically over. still a heap of copies to send out – to the national library et cetera, but luckily as editor i don’t have to do these things. my official duties are over. the sydney launch was cool. despite being exhausted with only 3 hours sleep the [...]

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weekend

off to albury tomorrow. john butler is one of the artists i haven’t managed to see live yet. for some reason. but tommorow i get to break that drought. his last album was really solid; a new one next year should be good. other bands playing tomorrow in albury include the audreys, the hilltop hoods, [...]

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easy as 123

you find yourself at home sometimes / 2.01 pm / the guy next-door incessantly banging something / heat backing off / poetry competition to judge / the theme of ‘respect’ haunting you / birds tweet on the roof / getting dead in a few days / charities pester you for money on the phone / [...]

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fitzroy is a quiet village

& web addresses chalked on the concreteprove as misleading as the christmaswindow displays challenging long fingeredagitators polarise the police, a sportive gesturebut then there’s always tunes getting halfwaythrough a disc with no recognisable jangle theaverage punter happily frisbees that investmentpeople look stupidly on & don’t want something to‘remind them’ emotion is alien & so on [...]

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fame & latex

i think i don’t really write a ‘prize-wining’ sort of poetry. hard to say why. i guess i see prize-winning poems as much more considered, crafted, & some other quality i can’t put into words. my poetry is definitely publishable, but to hold one of my pieces up & say ‘this is the best in [...]

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i have nothing elseto say& if you thinkabout it thisis not reallya poem oris it do youcare

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escaping

been having fun today tinkering with chapbook production. & this is the result. still some bugs in it, i think mainly due to me struggling to convert americanized directions from the DIY site. (get with the metric system america…) anyway escaping over trees is a collection of the material i wrote this year. if anyone [...]

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i can be funner

a quarter past eleven / waiting for the spin cycle to finish / then bed / last night i hit laurinda in my sleep / i was struggling with someone in my sleep / the violence of the subconscious that is me / the boys are dynamic / each one brings us something unique / [...]

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