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Published: Anti-RomCom Pop Song

This was a while ago but in the interests of full disclosure my anti-romcom poem, “Anti-RomCom Pop Song” came out in Australian Poetry Journal 5.1 back in July. Which was nice. I wrote the poem after listening to a Wombats

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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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So I wrote a new poem today

and I really think it’s a good one so I sent it off to a few magazines and lets see what they all say right? And all of the automatic responses from submittable came back bam bam bam bam which

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Donna Noble Has Been Saved (On The Radio)

Earlier this week I had a poem on RRR’s Breakfast show as part of their “Genius Squad” feature. My old buddy alicia sometimes is doing a regular feature in that slot, and for this particular instalment she decided to talk

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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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Postcards from Ivy: Part 2

With November receding far into the distance – how was THAT for a December that got a bunch of chemicals dumped on it in the middle of a lightning storm, hah? – it’s time to reflect upon the remainder of

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Postcards from Ivy – Part 1

In late October Ivy Alvarez put the call out to poets to send her one poem a week on a postcard throughout November, in return for which she would do the same. I was interested in the idea, not only

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About Adam

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.

My current writing project is POEM: SPACEKNIGHT, a 79-poem sequence based on a 1980s comic about cyborgs fighting aliens.

contact: adamatsya@gmail.com
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Quelle Grammage!
DITKO ROM FTW Part of a poem and part of a sky. Not a terrible morning after all. $2 at the local library sale for two of the best dance movies I know. Peter Cottontail is fuckin' STONED.
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