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Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell's I Love Poetry and A Lyrebird: Selected Poems are both out this year (2017): from Giramondo and Blazevox, respectively. His scholarly book, Writing Australian Unsettlement: Modes of Poetic Invention 1796-1945, was published by Palgrave Macmillan.

boyhood

grown & overgrown shrink. folding bear collapses under its own weight. under living of night putting on bling & preparing one thing then another eating their brains up. doke is it. satans waynebow. my boyhood among the outlaws. keep the …

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Candylands

In February 2004 I went on a one-month meet-as-many-poets-as-possible trip to the U.S. A mobile phone would have made everything so much easier. I call my friend S from a public phone at LAX, eventually getting through. I dump my bags at his shared one bedroom flat and we go to a nearby market, where I buy some dice, candles, and the best cookie I've eaten in my life.

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greenwood values

my feet are birds on whats left of the trees the dream reconciles me living here without goodbye & so you know that somethings wrong an atmosphere a general abnormality where needs of affection transgress boundaries & ghosts arent laid …

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Veronica Malley: Bardot

VERONICA MALLEY is a retired schoolteacher. She lives with her companion in an inner suburb of Melbourne. Of the Romantics she prefers Byron; she is writing a long work entitled 'Peas and cantos'.

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Veronica Malley: Build a House

VERONICA MALLEY is a retired schoolteacher. She lives with her companion in an inner suburb of Melbourne. Of the Romantics she prefers Byron; she is writing a long work entitled 'Peas and cantos'.

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Veronica Malley: Cruise

VERONICA MALLEY is a retired schoolteacher. She lives with her companion in an inner suburb of Melbourne. Of the Romantics she prefers Byron; she is writing a long work entitled 'Peas and cantos'.

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love in the accusation

   somewhere between ´blood in the wind'1 and ´died to no avail'2    is this (´From The New World') what they call ´smear    campaign' or ´once more around the block'? reading, breathing in insects/gas, fifty years getting something right, some image to …

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Richard Frankland’s Charcoal Club

Part of my homework for singing class was to go to a live gig. I didn't know much about Frankland, I hadn't known he was standing for the Senate until I went to vote. He has a powerful voice and his band of six (including a drummer who doubled as a eucalyptus branch shaker) played songs that veered from country to funky, interspersed with Frankland's state-of-things discourse.

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Mickey Agonistes

Michael Farrell is a Melbourne poet whom this editor is quite fond of. Check out his book 'ode/ode'.

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Starship Troopers

Michael Farrell's latest collection 'ode ode' is out now through Salt Publishing.

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Anorexias

Michael Farrell's latest collection 'ode ode' is out now through Salt Publishing.

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Fatal Interview

Over aggressiveness. Tonight is another one of those nights but then played by a string quartet A lot of the documents have been sent to me reveals his addiction to hard-core pornography and We take a look at Australia via …

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"ceci n’est pas une googly"

ROCK… Heart Bridge… Cliches… Dictionary… … THESE FOOLISH THINGS (Love Words)… QUARTET… ROCK N'ROLL. 33. … … WACA: An Australian Success Story… Somebody Else: Arthur in Africa 1880-91… for success in manly outdoor sports, such as football and.” One might …

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dance culture & negativity

Michael Farrell's latest collection is ode,ode (Salt, UK).

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Michael Farrell Reviews John Tranter

At a Carlton party, someone said to me that a number of Australian poets were all right until they started imitating Ashbery: Tranter was the example given. How Ashberian is Tranter? Their mode is similar, the way they range over a topic before resting on a twig or in mid-air, yet Tranter is closer to the ground, less insouciant, more urgent, the phrasing of a private eye who's always on the case, commissioned or not.

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Michael Farrell Reviews 10,000 Monkeys

If everyone went around saying what they thought, the world would end up a Shakespearean tragedy, with none of the major players left standing. Sometimes, of necessity, there is a vast difference between what one says, and what one thinks. But then again, you just might be the right Rabelaisan dog who enjoys breaking the bone to get to the marrow. Michael Farrell takes a sidelong look at Melodrama's CD 10,000 Monkeys.

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Michael Farrell: Bat & Ball

Michael Farrell's latest collection is ode,ode (Salt).

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Michael Farrell: there thereabouts

Michael Farrell's latest collection is ode,ode (Salt).

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Dorothy Porter’s "PMT" – 2001: 3 mixes

piercing my turning piercing pieno pride my the pride my the pride primitive more the primitive more the primi nothing like a moon no       like      moon no gnat it stares through it stares through             stares het het het het like a …

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blue hills 1, laurie duggan: broken hills

1 no drag phase mal__colm frasers feet epais fo eelshaped reser(voir & ? visi alors blanc nuage alors blanc nuage nothing next 4hun no hun cricked pat apt a dick crept carpet dick warm bread roll) albicocca conser noir cafe …

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Walking Through the Blue Gate

Walking through, in/out: my son a shadow? His mind marks the boundaries, he sees only mercy. Out of my quiet yard and body – a threat to nothings. Confusion fails and a clear truth emerges from my thigh… In my …

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Michael Farrell Interviews Andrew Zawacki

In April this year, Michael Farrell and US poet Andrew Zawacki travelled to the Queenscliffe Festival of Words, catching a dose of cabin fever on the way – //0. Do you think Australian poets are a depressed lot? By and …

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nella casa di balla tutto balla

dont run away redhead stepmother i can ony promise you a tango after midnight care piccole tormentatrici e consalatrici inconsapevoli dear little unconscious tormentresses & consolers il bel cofano che serve di casa alla sua preziosita the fine casket which …

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person with a flute

when a person speaks to you in the water a sexual interpretations available & if they lift a flute to their lips by all means call this suggestive there are other musics coincidentally that day you see the first vermeer …

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