Published: Ern Malley finger puppet

cordite, one of my favouritest-ever Australian litjournals, is running a finger puppet I made as part of its “Children of Malley II” issue, the sequel to its 2005 “Children of Malley” issue  (hence the “II”).

The theme of both issues was the work of fabled nonexistent 1940s Australian modernist poet Ern Malley – poets were invited to send in their own as-yet-undiscovered works of genius as penned by Mr. Malley and his kin (both blood and artistic varieties).

And the reason cordite is one of my favouritest-ever Australian litjournals is that they’re the kind of journal that will happily publish a silly little cut-out-and-stick-together paper doll alongside poetry, book reviews and essays. You gotta love that, and not just because you’re the guy who made the doll.

Anyway, if you want to approximately recreate the above scene, you can download the doll/puppet, including assembly instructions and a potted history of Ern Malley. Just head over to cordite to do so.


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I'm a dad and 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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tfw you crash your friend’s top nine. sorry @hoardworld, but thanks a kajillion for sharing your action figure loving audience with me. xx how could i NOT write a pome about dis? still need somebody to publish it but my best nine for 2017. less dolls this year. thanks for the validation you lovely people. xxx #bestnine2017
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