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Good Year for a War


It’s a good year for a WAR,

the Astrologers tell me.

All the Stars are lined up right and… 400 more words

Round-up of 2016 and plans for 2017

The year 2016 finally delivered to me the thing all artists need: a stable income. The income doesn’t need to be big enough to fund a huge project; I’m talking about regular money so that you don’t have to shed all your plumage from stress when something very normal like a lease agreement needs to be signed, or you need to update your once-every-twenty-years¬†tetanus inoculation! 1,038 more words


stage show yellow

cicadas play back-to-back sets
emptying their entire bodies of music
and when nothing but the shells remain
the wind comes to tickle them

I walk a town sweltering… 78 more words

Ashley Capes

Collaborations! Mark Roberts reviews 'The Silences' by Amanda Anastasi and Robbie Coburn & 'Scar to Scar' by Robbie Coburn and Michele Seminara

The Silences by Amanda Anastasi and Robbie Coburn Eaglemont Press 2016, Scar to Scar by Robbie Coburn and Michele Seminara Press Press 2016.

I have been thinking a lot about poets working together on projects recently. 1,714 more words

Australian Poetry


Hello fellow humans and welcome to The Ghost of Monumental Silence. I’m R.J. Hudson.

I’ve been writing poetry since 1987, when I fell under the spell of ¬†U2’s “Joshua Tree” album and Inxs’s “Kick” album. 324 more words


vi - preview

Here’s a little sample of the poetry to be featured in IV :)

Looking back, I realise that it’s been at least four years since my last poetry collection featuring new work ( 503 more words

Ashley Capes

Poetry by John Grey: Drama and its Queen and A Cross-County Runner Turns 40


There is a drama
to ordinary everyday events.
So what about the rites of passage?
The life-changing?

It’s hard enough
to hold down… 312 more words