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Monthly Archive for November, 2009

i'm gonna live forever

okay, the final launch of fourW twenty will occur this saturday, 2.30pm, at Gleebooks. to be lanched by peter minter, with talk & idle banter by the likes of editor david gilbey, & myself. but, of much more interest (that is if you are interested in all things ‘different’) my band will play our debut [...]

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Motion proclaimed victor!

& it’s over. Alas there was no fanfare, no elaborate celebratory drinks nor victory speeches at the fourW launch in Melbourne, because, to tell you the truth, the awesomeness of the original idea had faded somewhat by then. Nevertheless there must be some vain boasting. Just a few words. Nathan Curnow vs Derek Motion. I [...]

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venting

these things i shall be at very soon… tonight: NSW poetry slam state final. who knows how this one will go. slammin has not been my thing until recently. i expect to have a good time, as long as i don’t start feeling any ‘seriousness’ tuesday 17th: Robyn Davidson / Delia Falconer / Robert Adamson launch [...]

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radical ambling?

Lisa Robertson at the Harriet blog: ‘This word community is a common currency right now in poetry blogs and certain bars. Community’s presence or absence, failure, responsibility, supportiveness, etc—everyone is hovering around this word. …It makes me realize that I have never seriously considered the referential potential of a pocket.’

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ode to tripping over

He worked as a public servant & one day realised he loved her disinterestedly, as only a teenager can (one that has never read Austen yet harbours an irrational dislike of her works). He simply wanted to hold sweaty hands with her walking to a bus. Or soak up a minute left alone in her [...]

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corer

she’s throwing a javelin that splits bumper cars of cloud to flatline: broken arrowhead at the delta of a faded scoreboard, beat by one apparent arc of sprinkler. let’s create mind’s-eye footage of this, you & i, so as to dent all future stillness. the pap of starter’s guns & bare earth circling peppercorns fractally [...]

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dairy entry / barbers-&-(co)

*Warning: if you are attempting to vote for me in the uber-important blog battle, go here & comment. Do not let typing space die! This header shall appear atop every post until the contest culmination. & every post until then will, in some way, detail my journey through this ‘blog-battle’. Will I grow as a [...]

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Nobody will ever really know why explorers like Burke & Wills sought to break new ground. The point is not to know these reasons however, nor to research the actual stories of said explorers properly. The point is these guys were groundbreaking and their names are now famous. We all seek to parallel explorer’s feats [...]

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