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Meetings in the middle.

It is very easy to register the difference between effective ‘good’ acting, and ineffective ‘poor’ acting; we’re all experts at that. Also, we can break down poor work and understand why it fails to resonate, that too, is easy. 564 more words



I refer to dreams
Like entities when truly
They deserve description
Paradoxical mysteries of the mind?
Some things need to be left cryptic

I speak of serenity… 109 more words


Poetry and Poetic Language

As I write my April poems, I find myself doing it less for the finished poems and more for the material I might use in a longer work of fiction. 168 more words


Prose versus Poetry- what are the key differences- if any?

We tackled this question in our class this week. Here is a very simple way of showing the differences. We drew attention to these differences initially with special reference to Shakespeare. 791 more words

Shakespeare Plus

Literature and Life at Mission Australia Surry Hills- Week 3

Dawn over Kuring-gai Chase- North of Sydney

5 new students last night! That was fabulous and we had some really great discussions on what poetic language can do through its use of sound patterning, its use of connotations (rather than denotations) and its use of imagery (visual, tactile, kinetic etc)… And we had a wonderful exploration of some of the amazing blogs that are being posted by all students: some still working within the firewall, others (wings  ready for flight)launching out into the big wide Blogosphere: … 868 more words

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Youth and Nature in Tintern Abbey

“For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth; but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.” Wordsworth spends much of Tintern Abbey discussing youth in the context of nature. 210 more words

Anagrams of annihilation: the (im)possible writing of the middle passage in NourbeSe Philip and Édouard Glissant

published in the Special Issue of International Journal of Francophone Studies, vol. 17, numbers 3 & 4, co-edited by Louise Hardwick and Alessandro Corio, entitled ‘Race, violence and biopolitics in Francophone postcolonial contexts’, pp. 574 more words