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Melbourne launch of the <i>Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature</i>

Melbourne launch of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature

The Red Rotunda at the Cowen Gallery¬†at the State Library of Victoria is filled with silver-haired literary giants, and a young woman enters, sweaty and carrying two bags (she has walked from work). She sees a couple of familiar faces but is too intimidated to talk to them. She clasps a glass of champagne and […]

I Do it For Love

I Do it For Love

Let me start out by saying I have a terrible headache, but I blog because I love you. Happy Valentines Day, readers. I hope you didn’t get too commercial. I hope you wrote a heartfelt poem or song, no matter how shoddy. I spent the day with Charles Darwin, but more on that later in […]

<i>Story To…</i> and Random Stuff

Story To… and Random Stuff

I have a wee poem ‘Tinsel Dreams (Tram Moment 1)’ in the new Story To… zine, which is available in print and as a FREEBIE online. Click on Issue 2: Pod People here. Note that I wrote this poem after going to Varuna. There is a bit of stream-of-consciousness thought ramblings about mentor Peter Bishop, […]