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J P Quinton

J P Quinton

About J P Quinton

J P Quinton was born at Swan Districts hospital in 1981. He grew up in Bassendean playing in and around the Swan River. Amongst other adventures, he has cycled from Perth to Melbourne, and Darwin to Perth. His first novel, Bad Boy Boogie: The Adventures of Bon Scott, is available online. He is now writing novels about hiking the Bibbulmun Track, The Shikoku Island Pilgrimage, The Te Araroa Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. His eighth poetry chapbook How to Cross The Rakaia River will be published with Shed Under the Mountain Press in June of 2017.

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http://www.jpqunton.com/

Concrete: A Shikoku Pilgrimage

A long day of road walking out of Tokushima. Twenty-five, twenty-six kilometres including five hundred metres of gravel before and after Temple 18. Rosie and I left the hotel at about 7:15am and walked along one of the main arterial roads. It was like walking from Perth to Armadale along Albany Highway during peak hour.

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Seven Years, to the Day

His cursive writing. His presence. This old green logbook to help find lost bushwalkers Makes him seem right behind that ghost gum. Blood that took half a decade to purify. This man, my father who lay in this hut. In …

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