Most poetry launches don’t begin on the veranda of an art gallery with a dozen kids listening to a poet reading about some crazy monkeys named Fredericka and Fred . Writing and reading this poem was my way of thanking … Continue reading
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Rhiannon Hall has been kind enough to review my latest collection of poetry on her blog. http://bit.ly/LOddYY Rhiannon is poet-in-residence at Gilbert’s in Mittagong on Friday afternoons until November.
Michael’s speech makes me blush, but here it is. Thank you Michael. Michael Sharkey’s launch speech In a poem called ‘Advice to Poets’, Kevin Brophy says in relation to other poets, ‘Tell them nothing. They steal everything. / They are … Continue reading
‘This awful brew’ from Permission To Lie is one of this year’s picks by Cate Kennedy. Permission To Lie is published by Spineless Wonders. RRP $19.99 Ask for it at your local bookstore or buy direct from http://www.shortaustralianstories.com.au Free postage … Continue reading
Australian short stories with global reach “The incidents that serve as catalysts for the stories in Julie Chevalier’s debut collection Permission to Lie are steeped in unflinching realism rather than fable, but are nonetheless compelling and complex in equal measure. … Continue reading
Permission to Lie is a collection of stories set in places as diverse as a nudist colony, the corporate world and prison. A brilliant blend of humour, snappy style, insight and compassion fills these depictions of contemporary Australian life. Julie … Continue reading