Fremantle Press, 2010 (Aus, US, UK) 9781921361869 Remember that Renaissance sculpture you admired, briefly, in a Roman or Florentine church, cool and hard and chiselled and, perhaps a little too dramatically posed? Reading John Mateer’s collection of poems The West, gives an analogous sensation. The sculptors worked in marble that kept its material nature, the hardness … Continue reading Guest review: Greg Westenberg on John Mateer’s The West: Australian Poems 1989–2009
After James Bradley’s 'Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)'. David Bowie was really the first artist I found on my own as a young adult. Bowie came to me in a humorous, intertextual way, through watching Zoolander at the age of about 16 at Birch, Carroll & Coyle Cinemas, Coffs Harbour. I worked there so movies … Continue reading Moon dust will cover you: the story of David Bowie and me
This here blog turns three today. With an average of two to three posts a week since its inception, I feel like celebrating! I was going to do a retrospective, but I usually do those at year's end, so I won't, but please wander back though the archives and see how she has grown. Tonight … Continue reading LiteraryMinded is wearing a party hat
What a lovely thing to wake up to on your birthday! I have somehow muscled out Justine Larbalestier for top spot on Copywrite's Top 50 Australian Blogs for Writers. Thanks for reading and linking to me, lovely folks. I will be writing more on NYWF/TiNA when I hit Bali (hopefully - depending on internet situation), … Continue reading Birthday notes, more from NYWF/TiNA to come
I'm spending my Saturday making bookmarks for the blog to give out at the Format Festival next month (as it's a DIY festival, I thought crafty-collage-style bookmarks would be apt). They'll be on different colour cardboards with words, little images I like, and gel-pen artwork! It's so much fun - I haven't done craft for … Continue reading I've Joined the Twits, the Dead (or Undead) and More Festivals!