Showing posts from November, 2009

out of the box - is nearly out

'Out of the Box: Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets', edited by Michael Farrell and Jill Jones (Puncher and Wattmann).

To be launched by Professor Susan Sheridan at Feast Festival
Saturday 21 November, 11am
at Saldechin, 21 King William Street, Adelaide.

Readers at the launch include Michael Farrell, Jill Jones and Peter Rose.

Poets in the anthology include David Malouf, Dorothy Porter, Peter Rose, Pam Brown, Chris Edwards, Lee Cataldi, Martin Harrison, joanne burns, Bel Schenk, Terry Jaensch, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Tricia Dearborn, Javant Biarujia, Kate Lilley, and many many others.

"Out of the Box is poised at the junction of the poetic moment and the queer moment in contemporary Australia – a doubly-rich rubric for reading the wonderful poems here. The collection poses complex interconnections between poetics, politics and identity: just one measure of its great achievement." - Elizabeth McMahon

"These writers are amongst the best of Australian poets. Th…

sea worthy things

The end of The Red Room Company's Sea Things odyssey - a round-the-country journey by sea, collecting original maritime poems by commissioned poets and members of the public at various ports - will be celebrated in Sydney this month.

Pity I can't get there, the boat is leaking, the mast has split - but some of you easterners should get along.

Sea Things
26th November 2009
The Royal Australian Naval Sailing Association,
Sir David Martin Reserve
New Beach Road, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney

Join the Red Room crew as they open the travelling duffle bags and their poetic cargo, direct from their final destination on Thursday Island! You'll get to see the screening of documentary footage from the project, and live performances by commissioned poets Petra White (VIC), Luke Beesley (QLD), Sandra Thibodeaux (NT), Graeme Miles (TAS) plus a guest from the Thursday Island community.

late in day

tens of thousands
years of sky
on one day

and it will end


deleted dreams
know friendlier mornings

promises in clouds
play low

risks are like reality
reliable dogs

(that nobody knows)

post fall

Some pics taken in Berlin earlier this year.

new things

Fresh November poetry at nth position.

New issue of Divan.