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Monthly Archive for April, 2007

new poems

the new issue of otoliths (number 5) is up. usually i don’t like the explanations “(at the writers’ festival / the mild boredom of hearing people / discuss their work / – it’s what you do – “ – Laurie Duggan’s ‘September Song’ but one of my poems in this issue was written using words [...]

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get back to where you once belonged

Last weekend Paul Comrie-Thomson’s article ‘on old-fashioned reading’ featured in The Weekend Australian’s Review section. It’s not entirely necessary to be suspicious every time someone advocates a return to values or habits now considered ‘old-fashioned’; it is problematic to think every new advance will be for the best. But in this case I am suspicious [...]

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draft for my charms all overthrown

vis-à-vis is visitor on visitor the heavy metal scoreboard groaning with each lopsided addition cheetohs salting the earth becky from round a corner is boosted over the gate her bmx cooler than the boys wonders never cease to flow like from white paper bags i bend down to pick up a five cent coin weird [...]

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the here & now

Each new flu symptom a discovery within love. Nuances, sounds, ways of being dazed…The swallow that swells with discomfort. Temperature brought on by mid- afternoon. Three sneezes / half an orgasm. That bit of body. The strange fancy of plasticine-animation. /

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online poetry

check out the new online poetry journal mascara. it features some poems by cool writers, like nathan curnow & keri glastonbury for instance. & also involved is david gilbey, fellow editor of fourW. i think the gallivanting around the world is helping his poetry. look for a collection from him (ip press) sometime in the [...]

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the uncertainty principle

you’ve been thinking speaking interacting in tabs spaces & backspaces since 2005 it’s becoming a concern see you approach the man made of grit he’s a gnarled apple but quite big you say forgive me full stop & pause for an ellipsis as you knock down his schooner the smack to the face purges three [...]

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take a break, driver 8

so i’m 29 years old. nearly. as of today i can drive a car by myself. is there anywhere to go?

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more on books…

these things have i been reading: A Letter to Egon Kisch by Tim Thorne many a broken hearted woman by Mandy Beaumont the flower, the thing by mtc cronin Passenger by Laurie Duggan i should say more about them, but i’m finding it difficult for some reason. let’s just say they are all good, for [...]

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books are good

just received my print copy of otoliths 3, after it travelled around the world, back to the usa, then back again to my new address. you know what it’s really good. really. i like it. now’s the time to think about sending more poems to otoliths.

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stopped saying about

movie punches that sound like nothing else a pool a shower & then walking into the wind all the reasons you are a very good driver stealing slips of paper from the west wall a labyrinth not created by daedalus but david bowie a poem for every flower there is once too cynical for lego [...]

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