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Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts is a Sydney based writer and critic. He currently edits Rochford Street Review and is Poetry Editor for Social Alternatives Journal. His collection, Concrete Flamingos, is forthcoming from Island Press Co-operative.

http://rochfordstreetreview.com/

how many more are coming

a darkly troubled man with manners which white brothers found impossible to put up with – The Bulletin’s obituary for Jack Marsh hewitt & jones were charged & found not guilty an eyewitness claimed they jumped jack marsh outside the …

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Review Short: Tim Thorne’s The Unspeak Poems and other Verses

I first came across Tim Thorne’s work through his fifth book of poetry The Atlas, published in 1983. I was struck by the cover – a globe featuring Tasmania at its centre, huge, and taking up more than half of the earth. The rest of Australia stretches away in the distance, small, a fraction of the size. As for the rest of the world, I could only assume that it was crammed away on the dark side of the Earth.

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Pacific Solution 3

we will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come we will decide who comes to this country and the circumstances in which they come we will decide who comes to this country and the …

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Mark Roberts Reviews ‘The Best Australian Poems 2011’

The Best Australian Poems 2011The Best Australian Poems 2011
John Tranter, ed. Collingwood: Black Inc., 2011

I am old enough to remember the K-Tel LP records (vinyl) of the 1970’s – 20 Hits of Summer, 20 Sizzling Hits of 1976 and so on. They were relatively cheap and covered a large range of pop music styles, from Slade to Kiki Dee and back to Deep Purple. The task of deciding what to include in each release must have been relatively simple – each song had to have been on high rotation on the major AM pop/rock radio stations – and the aim was to get teenagers to spend their pocket money on a cheap album rather that a number of singles. Judging by the number of K-Tel collections my friends had, it was a successful strategy.

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Cameraman

As he filmed, He walked backwards. He fell on his arse, Stomach upwards. from ‘Buwarrala Akarriya’ (Journey East) Annie Karrakayn & Dinah Norman Marrangawi the cameraman walked with his back to history filming the women the stone was placed here …

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