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Monthly Archive for November, 2007

wrote it standing up

i am trying to be more rigorous in my pursuits. &it’s not really a ‘right now’ sensibility. the summaryideas are all over the place & need collating. i keepfinding toy-guns all over the house, but, i feel relativelysure that i don’t write ‘workshop poetry’. i am browsing through: Australian Classics: 50 great writers and their [...]

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jottings

so after a few days at the aawp conference i’m going to link to a few of the papers, those i heard in person that got me in (some papers are not online however…) Dominique Hecq: ‘Writing: A question of doubling the absent’. Dense & compelling ideas based in Lacanian theory. I quote Paul Magee [...]

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skeletor profundis

tell me aboutthe loneliness ofgood He-Man…is it like the lonelinessof evil…huh..? .

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enamel earth station: poems 2007

i’m doing it again. strictly 30 signed copies @ $5 each. of course if you want to swap chaps, that would be cool. it is what is says – poems written this year. thanks to emma & nathan for the title ideas. .

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at home

she won’t sleep much so i lie her on my bed, & i lie next to her with the laptop. then she rolls around, tries to grab my nose, kicks at the computer. then she sleeps. so i’m just here, in the darkened room, preventing her from rolling to the floor. there’s a million other [...]

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sydney

great launch yesterday. andrew denton was downstairs, but it seems he didn’t come along to buy fourW 18. anyway, Susan Lever did a fine job introducing the book, & there were readings from the following writers: Jill Jones (who was awarded the Booranga Prize for best poem), Joanne Burns, Graham Wood, Les Wicks, John Egan, [...]

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metamorphosis

yes, ‘…he found himself transformed in his bed into a giant insect…’ because most changes are sudden, despite a slowness often hidden. our concerns are still to get up, get dressed, get to work. loud crashes cause anxiety (if not terror) behind the doors. deviance from routine is an activity of terror. i find gregor [...]

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new

keri glastonbury tells me she is the new poetry editor of overland. i have to say, this will surely be a good move for the publication. why not send her some poems? .

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log

ran the car into someone’s tow-bar the other day. a strange bit of brake in my car just stopped working (it does something with fluid). all is okay, only a bent bumper. but it just goes to show that any sense of mastery or control you have can be easily unseated by random stuff. it [...]

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effin

a sidelong jolt whipped me to the backyard a morningpromising love & ennui & it’s just speckled pink one biglie silhouette rabbits leer so long in the pasteurised airwhispering sturm & drang ideas like they’re free like theirnumerous as quarks: re-organise the detritus of living theshards of peg the off-cuts of pebbled ornamental gardensthe remaindered [...]

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