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April, 2009


One to watch: Jon Bauer

We all know Miss LiteraryMinded likes to read. Sometimes I come across writers in journals, anthologies and online that I know I’ll continue to watch. Every now and then I’ll throw them a few open-ended questions about their writing and themselves, in order to introduce them to you. Jon Bauer www.jonbauerwriter.com On process… There are so [...]

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Stephanie Convery’s Literary Space – Emerging Writers’ Festival special #2

Stephanie Convery says… The picture you see of my study was taken standing at the window looking in. It’s on the detached side of a semi-detached terrace, and the window looks out onto a fence, a gate, a tiny path, a garden bed full of succulents and a lot of sky. It lets in the [...]

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And the winner is…

The winner of the LiteraryMinded April haiku comp is Damon Young, with this beauty combining history, philosophy and a glimpse of the ordinary: Heidegger on the 3.10 Lilydale express. Ekphanestaton. The ‘uncommon/unusual’ word, ekphanestaton, that Damon has used comes from Heidegger’s philosophy. Here’s a page featuring it on Google Books. Perhaps Damon could shed more light [...]

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Peace, EWF & ‘Helloooo, my name is Number One…’

First of all, happy ANZAC Day. It’s great to take some time to think about the young soldiers who have been sacrificed for our country, and the sadness of war – conflict, power, greed. I know that books and films have been beneficial to my knowledge and understanding of war, and of nationalism, patriotism (the genuine, the [...]

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Promethea: Book 1 by Alan Moore, JH Williams III, Mick Gray

Written by Alan Moore, art by JH Williams III and Mick Gray (Aus, US) An enhanced version of modern-day New York (1999) is the main setting of Promethea Book 1, alongside an alternate realm where all the vivid imaginings that go on in the collective consciousness (and unconscious) live, the Immateria. Main character Sophie and [...]

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Kirk Marshall’s Literary Space – Emerging Writers’ Festival special #1

Kirk Marshall says… For my part – and in this forum for intimate, writerly expression – I’ve got to openly submit here to conceding that for the longest time I’ve resented the contention that a tactile, geographical environment impacts on the quality of an author’s work. I do, however, freely and cordially embrace the notion [...]

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LiteraryMinded April haiku comp

Hi lit-lovelies, Inspired by the Vintage Books Easter Twitter haiku comp in which I won a copy of Richard Yates’ The Easter Parade (score!), I thought it would be much fun to hold a little haiku comp of my own. The rules: 1. Write a haiku (the wiki entry explains the form quite well if [...]

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Sausage-fest (token Miles Franklin shortlist post)

          The Miles Franklin Literary Award 2009 shortlist. So they’re all dudes. But hey, thankfully the judges didn’t attempt to be politically correct and throw in a chick ‘for the sake of fairness’. I have so far only read one of the shortlisted titles (and have another in my reading pile [...]

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Machine Man… an interview with Max Barry

Max Barry, author of Company, Jennifer Government and Syrup, agreed to satisfy my curiosity about his online novel Machine Man, and other writing projects… It’s not like it’s never been done before, but you may be one of the first Australian authors depositing installments of a novel into cyberspace day-by-day with Machine Man. What made you decide [...]

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South-west. A poem by Geoff Lemon

South-west By Geoff Lemon I’m driving south. Or roughly south I’m sure of that. The car’s a Mustang, 60s build rich with that old leather smell. Adam West is in the passenger seat, window halfway down. It’s night and warm outside. The air rolls in like oil. Adam West is smoking – Chesterfields. Somehow this [...]

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