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Why Do You Write Poetry? – alicia sometimes

alicia sometimes is the latest bunny to jump into the headlights of the tricky question that I habitually put to poets and yet never deign to answer myself. Her answer went up on The Blue Corner a while back. Here

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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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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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Review: Feynman

Yesterday arvo I was once again upon the airwaves having a nice old chinwag about comics with the delovely Lorin Ford (no relation) and alicia sometimes (also no relation). The topic on our lips this time around was Jim Ottaviani

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Review: Hidden

This arvo I had a chat with alicia sometimes and Clementine Ford (no relation) on RRR’s Aural Text. I gushed and mused (mushed? gused?) at them about Mirranda Burton’s Hidden, a beguilingly gentle and deft collection of stories about her

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Review: Literature – Unsuccessfully Competing Against TV Since 1953

Couple weeks back I was on Aural Text with hosts alicia sometimes and Lorin Clarke, gabbing about Dave Kellet’s Sheldon webcomic, specifically the Literature – Unsuccessfully Competing Against TV Since 1953 collection, which collects all of the words-and-books-themed strips into

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Review: Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth

Yesterday I was on RRR’s Aural Text in my role as their occasional comic reviewer, saying nice things to the delightful alicia sometimes about Axe Cop: Bad Guy Earth, Dark Horse Comics’ three-issue series starring the eponymous cop-with-an-axe who became

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Newstead Short Story Tattoo 2011

Newstead’s premier biennial literary event returns this May with a cavalcade, a cornucopia, a veritable concupiscence of practitioners of the short form descending upon the unprepossessing hamlet between 13 and 15 May 2011. It’ll be a pretty chockers weekend, with

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Gig: Poetry & science

Couple of weeks ago I had dinner with a bunch of poets and rocket scientists, which was a brainstorming session for the upcoming Poetry and Science reading that the Australian Poetry Centre are running as part of their National Science

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Going Down Swinging 28

The title “Going Down Swinging” seems less and less appropriate as time goes on – 29 years and counting, the magazine is still going strong with no sign of flagging. They ain’t going nowhere but onwards and upwards. GDS28 recently

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