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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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