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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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Picoreview: Ryan North – To Be or Not To Be

You give up on your revenge plan and instead devote your (after)life to being a marine biologist and oceanic cartographer. And it turns out Ghost Marine Biology is pretty advanced compared to Alive Human Marine Biology, due in no small

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Review: Song & Error

So I’ve started reviewing poetry for Bookslut. Which is a bit squee. It’s been interesting flipping through the lists of new poetry books coming out of the US to see how their stuff compares to contemporary Aussie poetry – not

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Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012 – Completed

Belatedly, I am happy to declare that I successfully completed the challenge that I set myself last year as part of the Australian Women Writers Challenge, to wit: to read at least 10 books written by Australian women and to

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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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Review: Blue

It’s not really news to anyone that Pat Grant’s graphic novel Blue is a good’un – he’s had great press both here in Australia and overseas. That said, I have a review of Blue that I originally wrote for The Monthly,

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Review: Lisa Gorton – Press Release

Lisa Gorton’s debut collection, Press Release, came out back in 2007, but I only stumbled across it in the A820s of the Melbourne City Library just before Christmas. I’ve been sitting down with it, giving it a good old read,

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About Adam

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.

I'm currently working on "Dance to the Anticlinal Fold", a spoken word walking tour that will be part of the Castlemaine State Festival in 2019. Find out more about the show here.

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It was like his engine ran on a purified distillation of puns and dad jokes. He would derail any conversation for the sake of a synonym or the chance to construct nonexistent etymological bridges across the chasms between unrelated concepts, leaving his unwilling audience mute and grimacing while he chuckled and snorted at his own egregious wordplay. . . . #machinerobo #roddrill #screwhead #gobots #actionfigureportraits #actionfigurephotography
No-one had seen her since graduation. And then, one Saturday, almost nine years to the day, she was sitting at the front bar of The Matrix, chatting with old Anders, her fingers curved around a glass of Infinity. She looked up at us, huddled in the doorway, and nodded. Half of the rumours about her died in that moment. People doubled down on the remaining half, of course, and the void left by the disproven half was quickly filled by speculation about her arm, which none of us ever managed the courage to ask her about. . . . #machinerobo #mr07 #gobots #supercarrobo #gobotsturbo
Dad was never a snappy dresser but you could always tell he was making an effort. Even though he lived two towns over he always came to every game, every recital and every awards night. He never missed a single one. . . . #zybots #xybots #explorer #transformersknockoff #actionfigurephotography
The lilt in her voice was the tinkle of distant bells and her wings were dappled patches of sunlight. “I’m not worried at all,” she said. “With the children’s belief and the will of the forest we have everything we need to defeat this terrible new menace.” . . . #mossman #mastersoftheuniverseclassics #mastersoftheuniverse #tinkerbell #peterpan #jmbarrie #mossmanmania