B N Oakman

B N Oakman poetry has been widely published in Australia (including in Best Australian Poems 2014 and 2015) and internationally. Recent collections include In Defence of Hawaiian Shirts (IP 2010) and Second Thoughts (IP 2014). In 2016 the actor John Flaus recorded 25 of his poems for a CD titled What Did I Know? Once upon a time Oakman was an academic economist.

Dining with Goya in the Villa of the Deaf Man

Francisco de Goya, Saturno Devorando a Uno de Sus Niños, 1819-1823, Museo del Prado, Madrid. I’m dining with Goya in Quinta del Sordo, a villa by the Manzanares he bought from a deaf man. He has no reason to change …

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Bright Star

The Sun Also Rises is an earnest movie but without Papa’s text it’s not quite Hemingway. Flynn steals it. By ’57 he’s not top of the bill, not Captain Blood, no swash, not much buckle, not Robin Hood, tights too …

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