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Lab coats, lit journals & marrying frogs: Melbourne Writers Festival 2011 diary, part one

Lab coats, lit journals & marrying frogs: Melbourne Writers Festival 2011 diary, part one

It’s that time of the year again, where authors, poets, thinkers and drinkers congregate in Melbourne, and we go along to hear their thoughts about work and life. As I was away in the lead-up, I’m not doing any chairing or official duties this year. I get to go along and enjoy the talks, readings, […]

Tom Cho: a ‘responsive’ interview

Tom Cho: a ‘responsive’ interview

Tom Cho’s surprising, funny, sexy, postmodern short story collection Look Who’s Morphing is out now with Giramondo, ISBN: 9781920882549. Prompts: LiteraryMinded Answers: Tom Cho Auntie Ling Of the many impulses that the act of reading evokes, there are two that are especially irresistible. These are: 1) equating a text’s narrator with its author, and 2) equating […]

<i>Princesses & Pornstars</i> by Emily Maguire

Princesses & Pornstars by Emily Maguire

Text, 2008 (Australia) 9781921351310 Update: now also available in a YA edition Your Skirt’s Too Short: Sex, Power, Choice Emily Maguire’s Princesses & Pornstars is a call to arms. It’s a highly intelligent, entertaining, and sometimes endearingly awkward rant. To have a feminist stance is not just to talk about women, Maguire argues, it’s to talk […]

Anais Nin’s <i>Delta of Venus</i> – Feminine Identity Through Pleasure – A Mini Analysis

Anais Nin’s Delta of Venus – Feminine Identity Through Pleasure – A Mini Analysis

Anais Nin’s stories in Delta of Venus (Aus/US) were intended for a specific male client but it is possible to detect a feminine presence in the writing. Lynette Felber (1995) suggests that Nin called herself a feminine writer but nonetheless, wanted to grasp the male reader in her projects with Henry Miller and her erotic […]

heterogenesis – a poem

heterogenesis – a poem

it was not the kiss of the spider-woman that led him to Giovanni’s room so small a thing as a boy climbing fairy mountain it was not ennui of cohabitation that led her to jiggery-pokery tongue-flicks on a jew’s harp unsheathed fingertips not mutated but heteronumerous a pastiche of emotivity breast by cheek by bone […]