Monthly Archives: August 2015

Poetry’s Leading Light: exclusive interview with Sarah Holland-Batt

  When did you first start considering writing poetry, or writing as a serious pursuit?   I started writing poems when I was in high school in Denver, Colorado. I was studying classical piano seriously at the time, with the … Continue reading

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Making the most of a Life: Interview with Nathan Curnow

Nathan Curnow What is your first memory of wanting to be a writer/ wanting to write? I have memories of enjoying writing when I was younger but the need to pursue it came from reading David Malouf’s Remembering Babylon. I’d seen … Continue reading

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a reading rambling rendezvous of literary rebellion: August 23 Newstead Racecourse

Newstead Short Story Tattoo presents: A reading rambling rendezvous of literary rebellion writers and artists pushing the envelope who: Nathan Curnow, Kirsten Krauth, Neil Boyack, Cate Hood, Rod Blackhirst, Annie Drum, Penny Tangey, and the magnificent Kirsten Boerema where: Newstead … Continue reading

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Post Festival

Well it was a cut-through, edgy and engaging program of writers, readers, academics, and performers this year!  I am sure you will agree.  The weather was stellar and the crowds were great and the pizza from the Newstead Community Garden was incredible. … Continue reading

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The Hazards by Sarah Holland-Batt

The Hazards Sarah Holland-Batt UQP $24.95 I fell in love with this book quickly, then had some reservations, then I became a devotee to Sarah Holland-Batt ; and this rollercoaster ride went with a lineal reading of The Hazards.  Sensual, … Continue reading

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Love poems and Death Threats

Samuel Wagan Watson Love Poems and Death Threats UQP RRP $24.95   This honest and personal collection of poetry from award winning Indigenous poet Samuel Wagan Watson marks his fifth poetry collection, and secures his position as a poet of … Continue reading

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Zines from Sticky Institute

Zines from Sticky Institute:  where blood, sweat and tears drip from the walls. My early contact with Zines was mainly through Loser Magazine (Losercorp paraphernalia, “1987 and onwards”), as well as some great publications through SCAM press like How to … Continue reading

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