Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan is a writer from Melbourne. In 2016 he is completing his Honours in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne, focussing on Gig Ryan for his thesis. He writes poetry.

Gareth Morgan Reviews Gabrielle Everall’s Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys

In the ‘Reflection from the author’ at the beginning of Dona Juanita and the Love of Boys (Buon Cativi Press, 2020), Gabrielle Everall states: ‘The main struggle of the novella is about the protagonist’s love of boys. Some of the poems are written about two guys I had crushes on’, as well as, ‘there is lesbian erotica … as my best sexual experience was with a woman.’

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famous writers … and what they wore

sometimes i think of people as looking like pam brown sometimes i’m actually thinking of helen garner sometimes maggie beer who i try keep out of mind as best i can but she often sneaks in any way i see …

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Review Short: Love, Sex and Death in the Poetry of Bolesław Leśmian, Translated by Marcel Weyland

In this new collection of translations, Marcel Weyland acquaints contemporary readers with Boleslaw Leśmian (1877-1937). The book makes us witness to the self-construction of an early twentieth century ‘outsider’ poet who won’t hesitate to invite you into his world. Weyland has taken up the heady task of translating a poetry that is difficult in its original form. Leśmian is celebrated for his creative morphing of language, playing with rhythm, and inventing of words in Polish.

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