Adam’s Occasional Poetry News

This is the February 2017 issue of my occasional newsletter, featuring links to my work online, exclusive looks at work in progress, giveaways and subscribers’ discounts.

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Greetings from the abandoned goldfields of Central Victoria and welcome to the first of these for 2017.

It’s been a while since I bombed your inbox and boy a lot has happened, huh? In the world, I mean.

I’ve decided that instead of dumping random writing-related thoughts at you every month regardless, I’ll just send these out when I’ve got some new work out that I’d like you to know about.

Which is to say: I had some stuff published recently and here are links to where you can read it or hear it.

Tincture published my poem about Xeno’s paradox and voicemail in issue 16 of their delightful ebook journal. You can buy that issue for the far-from-hefty sum of $8 Australian direct from their website.

Going Down Swinging published a recording of “Arrival”, the first poem in my Poem: Spaceknight cyborg romance comic book verse novel rock opera, as part of their Red Corner series. I had a ball recording it and I’m really happy with the spookyelectro stylings it ended up with. You can listen to it for free on the Red Corner SoundCloud page.

Finally, cordite published the not-actually-that-TMI-as-it-would-seem “I’m Worried That My Increasingly Complex Shower Masturbation Routine is Unethical Because of The Amount of Water I Use” in their new “Confession” issue. Editor Keri Glastonbury called it “the obligatory male masturbatory poem… updated for the end of the anthropocene”, which bemuses or pleases me. Maybe both.

That’s all for the moment. Hope you like the poems. Love to hear what you think of them. More from me down the track as things eventuate.

Housekeeping stuff

This newsletter comes out once a month or thereabouts. You’re reading it on my website right now, but if you want to sign up for it you can sign up for it here. You can also see older issues of Adam’s Occasional Poetry News here.

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This was written on Dja Dja Wurrung Country.



One comment on “Adam’s Occasional Poetry News
  1. michael mantlo says:

    If you’re thinking about publishing POEM: Spaceknight as a complete work, I’d love to get a copy to present to my brother, Bill Mantlo! I believe he would thoroughly enjoy this! Thank you for your passion for ROM! –Mike Mantlo

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I'm the author of the poetry collections The Third Fruit is a Bird and Not Quite the Man for the Job, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.
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Quelle Grammage!
tfw u swap one dumb pome u wrote 4 5 BOOKES OF POETRIES! Ta muchly to Cordite! “The first thing she taught me was the word for ‘blade’ in her birth-language. The sound of it momentarily stilled the breath in my chest.” Spotted this guy at the station & got a quick snap. Translation is “Master of my fate Captain of my soul.” And his leg too, presumably. going a little old-school this sunday arvo.
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