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Our New Blog: Poem Monday

For the last few Mondays Oonagh and I have been writing poems together. We pick a topic and then write one poem each, reading them out to the family when we’re done. Our first poems were about blue hamburger fish. You

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Attoreview: Patricia Lockwood – Balloon Pop Outlaw Black

The cartoon reaches deep into a pocket, deep into a hole in the pocket, into “hammerspace”, and retrieves a huge pair of scissors. His mother, who lives there, hands him what he needs. Touches the tips of his fingers. A

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This Week I Are Mostly Been Reading…

Grendel by John Gardner This short novel reimagines the the old English poem Beowulf from the monster’s point of view. Grendel is the eponymous protagonist, in the original a bloodthirsty giant ape-man cannibal with a mad-on for anyone who hangs

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This Week I Are Mostly Been Reading…

Doctor Who: Fifty Stories For Fifty Years – An Unauthorised Guide To The Highlights Of Doctor Who In the lead up to the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, music, politics and pop culture blogger Andrew Hickey wrote 50 essays about

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“…a ruck of other soldiers died around them.”

                                                       Now Amarinceus’ son Diores – fate shackled Diores fast and a jagged rock struck him against his right shin, beside the ankle. Pirous son of Imbrasus winged it hard and true, the Thracian chief who had sailed across from Aenus…

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Published: She Called Up Her Mind’s Fire And Watched Him Burn

I’m pretty stoked to have a story in This Mutant Life an anthology of NeoPulp writing – specifically, short stories about superheroes – published by the inestimable Ben Langdon. My story in TML is one I wrote years back as

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Published: The Moon is Not Talking to Us

I’ve got a poem in cordite 43.1, also known as PUMPKIN, which would make it their Halloween issue I guess. Which is nice. According to the editorial, this issue of cordite explores “the quasi-transmedia intersection of the literal and the

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“I Hate Correcting Somebody, But Someone Has To.”

I got an email from John Tranter about my latest “Why Do You Write Poetry?” post on The Blue Corner. From: John Tranter To: me Subject: Innumerate… and what it means. Dear Adam, I hate correcting somebody, but someone has

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Canonical: The Rig Veda

So back in ought-eleven I started on this little self-improvement project whereby I would read the English language poetical canon in order from start to finish. Here we are in ought-thirteen and I’m exactly one and a half books into

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Review: Thirty Australian Poets

I completely forgot about this one, but aaaaaaaaaages back I had my review of Thirty Australian Poets, a new University of Queensland Press anthology of Australian poets who were born after 1968 and who have had one collection published, published on

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