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Tweets Can Work!

Yesterday, nearly 60,000 people demonstrated outside the Tory Party Conference, yet this wasn’t covered at all in the mainstream media.

Here is a list of the tweets that made the BBC do a tiny bit of coverage: 851 more words

Current Events

5 Surprising Banned Books

This week is Banned Books week, dedicated to the freedom of right we have to read. It’s an important topic, yet one I’ve not felt so closely as other people around the world. 508 more words


Enjoying the Reading Ride: Pam Brown Launches 'Boom' by Liam Ferney

Boom by Liam Ferney. Grand Parade Poets, 2013. Pam Brown launched Boom at the Summer Hill Hotel on 11 August 2013. This speech originally appeared on Pam’s blog… 1,974 more words

Australian Poetry

daylight, an arm

One moment of daylight let me have
Like a white arm thrust
Out of the dark and self-denying wave

(Ern Malley, The Darkening Ecliptic, ‘Sweet William’)


a swan

…I am still
the black swan of trespass on alien waters

(Ern Malley, The Darkening Ecliptic, ‘Dürer: Innsbruck, 1495’)


Creating a Persona #1

Creating a persona isn’t a simple task, it is a deceptively simple one. What I mean by that is that the act itself is very simple, but once you get into the fine details is when things just naturally become complex. 582 more words


Bricolage, Shmicolage - Haikubes will change your life

Dear reader, I am very excited! Thanks to a generous friend, I am now in possession of the secret at the heart of modern (and postmodern) poetry composition : … 575 more words