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Published (sort of) : “Writing meanness like flourish”

This is very late, but I just a couple days ago I came across a poem of mine that was published back in 2008 as part of a 3,785-page, 3,164-poet anthology called Issue 1. Except when I say “poem of

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Published: Writers’ Other Jobs

It’s supposed to be what I’m good at, so it’s easier for me to get writing-related jobs than other kinds of jobs. All of my day jobs to date – bar my teenage stint at Kentucky Fried Chicken (back when

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Are we there yet?

are you ready for this? forget I asked there’s no way you could be ready for what has to follow the necessity of the next is not in dispute I use my vocabulary to enthuse, not confuse all the English

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Published – Mea Culpa

I have a word-based contribution on cordite at the mo, part of the oz-ko (envoy) issue, which is the prelude to the forthcoming oz-ko issue that will feature Korean poets translated into English and Australian poets translated into Hangul, which,

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My words, their voices: After America

Even more surreal and pleasurable than being declared Fictional Poet Laureate of The United States of America in John Birmingham’s thriller novel After America is hearing the words of my fictional Poet Laureate counterpart being read in the audiobook version

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How do you actually spell “ebook”, anyway?

Is it hyphenated or intercapped or all-one-word-lower-case or what? Anyway I’ve got one. An ebook. I used the delightful expertise of the folks over at smashwords to render Heroes and Civilians, my creative commons free-to-download short story collection, into formats

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Published: Aftermath

Back in 2009 John Birmingham put out a call over The Twitter for poets who read science-fiction thrillers, which a friend passed on to me for some reason. I got in touch and soon received an intriguing email from John

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“Every word lovingly crafted by these two hands…”

…with the help of this kicky little knitted poetry game, of course. Poetry has never been so quilty! You can knit your very own poems over at The Poetry Society UK. Thanks to dumbfoundry for the link.

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From the Vaults: Solo Flight

If you throw the frisbee by yourself, it will not come back. The sun might be shining in the most exquisite way, But If you throw the frisbee by yourself, it will not come back. You might have just won

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From the vaults: Weighting for the Weekend

In the post-relativity universe, where measurement has lost all certainty, the most flexible unit of time is the weekend. From Friday night to Monday morning time stretches and blurs, contracts and bends. On end-of-the-working-week Fridays time slows to a stroll.

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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.

He is the genius behind the cult-hit website Monkey Punch Dinosaur and the twitter novel Aramis Fox.

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This website was made on the traditional lands of the Jaara Jaara and the Wurundjeri peoples.

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