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Monthly Archive for September, 2007

i've got to be song

‘Generally understood to have arisen as a reaction against the repressive conventions of much established Australian poetry, the generation of ’68 is a literary movement (perhaps a moment) that resists simple definition.’ – Caitlin Punshon there’s always a v, & a bit less often an e, positioned in the middle of words, making them so [...]

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this blurb, one of those thingswe all know about, i excerpted itfrom alison‘s website, it says (in part)‘it is in the supra-personal realm that these twomost interestingly experimental poets… of theexperimentalists seem to be going. their lyric “I”is not the often vapid, dull but clever “I” orlack of it that often prevails in somecuriously passive [...]

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bbb ba ba

someone tried to talk to me about lenin today. you know who you are. there was capsicum & zucchini to thickly slice. instead. i keep writing last lines of poems. the lines go ‘& here it is, this last line ofthis poem, make what you will of it’. i am often wearing a red t-shirt [...]

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gumi

i’d take a bag of flour in the facefor you i’d snag my heart on thebottom &/or surface in a mist ofpublic liabilities to scrawl yourinitials on a crusted pylon this is theway i show affection + my trophyishstatus in a land of freaks i’m so cooli’m miles up a tree above you all &i’m [...]

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nutbush

daria the messages say you’re not replying to emailsanymore simply needing the time to wander up hillsscale fences climb a telecommunication tower drinkcreek water in a buffeting & shivery wind speak to meof this concern daria tell me your uncertainties in thisrarefied place we always could talk about things it’sthe same as lacking the time [...]

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you have dementia

marty says is he famous somewhere behindnatalie’s right ear & this addendum soursthat afternoon’s televised women’s soccer.possession is one tenth of the law in thisseries of dystopian texts i’m imaginingmyself writing says jacob to natalie youknow fantasy is all about getting the rulesright he is saying it directly call it at her nose.sure there are [...]

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swallow the air

we cooked a bbq for tara & peoples today, & i’ve written some praise for her book in the local rag, so why not here. non-sequiturs aside. i’ve thought about it a little, & i don’t want to resort to the tired congratulation ‘imagery’. that’s there, but i want to talk about readability. swallow the [...]

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postforming

our cat itwill only eat the ‘loaf style’ whiskaswhen we mistakenly buy the liquidystuff cat looks at us as if to saywhat the fuck is this… remind yourself of that short blueshock of recognition of narrative ofmeaning when your own birthday pops upin another context maybe it is therelease date of a new movie somethingpromising [...]

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i am not an expert

as director of a writers’ centre i now get free stuff. like this thing called ‘novel making software’ (i’ve changed the name of it, to protect the makers…) it’s pretty dodgy – it’s pixely & doesn’t look great overall, & it’s really just a little database with a crap word-processor inside it. but anyway, i [...]

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to talk of cars

as i drove going swoosh & just fluttering onthe speed-limit a car that was red perched ohtoo close to me in our symbiotic transit ormomentum i saw a man looking towards me once we made stilts with a fun-loving groupof students @ uni they i mean we were reactingagainst student groups that form like rabbitsthey [...]

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