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“Making Deadlines is the Goddamn Job.”: Talking to Christian Read

Black City is Christian Read’s debut novel, an occult noir tale set in a city seething with magic, home to a modern melting-pot of mixed magical traditions that coexist alongside and underneath the ordinary everyday lives of “citizens”. Christian’s published

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Adult with Teenage Themes: Talking To Kirsten Krauth

just_a_girl is Kirsten Krauth’s debut novel, published earlier this year by UWA Publishing. It’s a story about the tensions between 14-year-old Layla and Margot, her mother, as they both recover from the trauma of Margot’s separation from Layla’s dad in

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Next Big Thing: The Face of Devastation

TL;DR: Giant robots and poetry together at last for the first time the way you demanded it. Keywords: Giant robots, Transformers, poetry, John Warwicker Word count: 1,293 words Just before Christmas I got contacted by David Prater about participating in

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Why do you write poetry? – Grant Balfour

I asked a bunch of poets the above question. I’ll post their answers until I run out or get distracted. Grant Balfour says: I write poems because it reminds me of writing songs and I write songs because I got

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Monsters vs Dinosaurs

I’ve been working with the amazing Cameron Baker to put together a pitch proposal for a picture book (which would make us picture book pitchers I guess – sorry about that) about monsters and dinosaurs playing games together and the

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Back in rehab

I’ve got some comics up on the Comic Artist Rehab blog this month. I’ve signed up to post four panels every four days for the next four weeks, which works out to a total (I think) of twenty-eight panels, or

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in b flat

This is pretty shmick. Twenty YouTube videos each featuring musical fragments that can be played simultaneously to create a layered piece of interactive music. Instruments range from clarinet to acoustic guitar and from sequencer to something that looks just like

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Torpedo 6: The Bullet

The latest output from those avian simians at Falcon vs. Monkey is Torpedo 6, aka The Bullet. It’s chockers with good comic love (and the occasional short story) by many excellent comickal types from around the globe. Standouts for me

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Sleepers has a blog!

Wherein Lou S. and Zoe D., the brains trust (well, the everything really) behind Sleepers Publishing talk turkey about books and stuff. In weekly video instalments. It’s called The 21st Century Bookshow and it’s fun!

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you. danced. with. mao!

David Prater’s been posting some keen new poemistry over on his blog of late, typical of the lovely playful way he very naturally allows the presence of the internet to be acknowledged without making it feel like he’s being all

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Adam Ford is the author of the poetry books The Third Fruit is a Bird, Not Quite the Man for the Job and From My Head, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.

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