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Poetry and comics (and me) at the Melbourne Writers Festival

The MWF program was launched last Friday, meaning that I can finally let you in on some exciting news that I’ve been repressing the urge to scream from the rooftops of Chewton (admittedly not very high rooftops, but still) for

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Paper Lifeboat

I hardly ever get out to exhibitions or festivals in Melbourne any more, so it’s always nice when someone does some kind of online recap that lets me at least imagine what it might have been like to be there.

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Going Down Swinging 28

The title “Going Down Swinging” seems less and less appropriate as time goes on – 29 years and counting, the magazine is still going strong with no sign of flagging. They ain’t going nowhere but onwards and upwards. GDS28 recently

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About Adam

Adam Ford (that's me) is the author of the poetry collections The Third Fruit is a Bird (Picaro Press, 2008) and Not Quite the Man for the Job (Allen & Unwin, 1998).

I also wrote a novel called Man Bites Dog (Allen & Unwin, 2004) and a short story collection called Heroes and Civilians (self-published, 2011).

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

contact: adamatsya@gmail.com
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Quelle Grammage!
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. Bringing a little light and hope to the cubicle this fine working day.
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