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“…a ruck of other soldiers died around them.”

                                                       Now Amarinceus’ son Diores – fate shackled Diores fast and a jagged rock struck him against his right shin, beside the ankle. Pirous son of Imbrasus winged it hard and true, the Thracian chief who had sailed across from Aenus…

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Published: She Called Up Her Mind’s Fire And Watched Him Burn

I’m pretty stoked to have a story in This Mutant Life an anthology of NeoPulp writing – specifically, short stories about superheroes – published by the inestimable Ben Langdon. My story in TML is one I wrote years back as

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Published: The Moon is Not Talking to Us

I’ve got a poem in cordite 43.1, also known as PUMPKIN, which would make it their Halloween issue I guess. Which is nice. According to the editorial, this issue of cordite explores “the quasi-transmedia intersection of the literal and the

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“I Hate Correcting Somebody, But Someone Has To.”

I got an email from John Tranter about my latest “Why Do You Write Poetry?” post on The Blue Corner. From: John Tranter To: me Subject: Innumerate… and what it means. Dear Adam, I hate correcting somebody, but someone has

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Canonical: The Rig Veda

So back in ought-eleven I started on this little self-improvement project whereby I would read the English language poetical canon in order from start to finish. Here we are in ought-thirteen and I’m exactly one and a half books into

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Review: Thirty Australian Poets

I completely forgot about this one, but aaaaaaaaaages back I had my review of Thirty Australian Poets, a new University of Queensland Press anthology of Australian poets who were born after 1968 and who have had one collection published, published on

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Poetry Mixtape for June 2012

Being the latest in an erratically occasional feature whereupon I share some poetry what I found and liked on the interwebs… Lisa Bellear – Come Dancin’ I want to dance with something tangible, other than my shadow Let’s you and

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Bessie Smith and the Pretty Kitties

(Michael Ondaatje vs. alicia sometimes) At first she refused to sing. But here she was. A long brown dress, with fringes. Fred Longshaw at the piano. I slip by the mike, throw trashed words into laps. my bass is chalk.

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Poetry Mixtape for December 2010

Being the 6th in a list of poems I founded on the internets and which I liked the look of… Bob Hicok – An Old Story It’s hard being in love with fireflies. I have to do all the pots

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Great Australian speeches?

We were watching that Stephen Fry show about driving a London cab around the US and there was a bit where he visited Gettysburg cemetery and chatted to an Abraham Lincoln impersonator and it occurred to me that I’d never

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