Nick Whittock

Nick Whittock’s 2nd book hows its (inken publisch) will be ready for the summer. In 2012 he had a chapbook published in the Vagabond Rare Objects series. It has a picture of a cricket bat on the front cover. His first book's cover was a reproduction of a photograph of cricketers lying on the ground.

James Faulkner’s Disintegraton Machine

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WATSONIA CC 1st XI 2063/64 premiership team

1. in watsonia perceptions in the aggregate of bodies 2. in watsonia numbers occur in ordinary sentences 3. in watsonia theres no setting up of a kind of logical inventory formerly imagined 4. in watsonia a dream acquires in the …

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Review Short: Damian Balassone’s Daniel Yammacoona

The first three poems in Damian Balassone’s Daniel Yammacoona are about women who have been left by men. In each case the man appears to be the hero of the story, yet the woman is not necessarily unheroic; in at least two of the poems the heroism is one of steadfastness.

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india v aus 11-12 1st test day 4

unison umps stretch fins kind of game children play zaheer sucking pattos bat attention wanders returns finds sehwag on the ground dont worry nothins happened zap! trigger fin! beckons the rammer! expand outwards from a point amass a chronicle a …

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We Ricky Ponting Concede

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Dromes 1 & 2

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top knot (?) bike trajectory wires cut the blue filed somere bunched up others ride wide aberrant onescarse collisions every 30 secs the electricity fizzes m ear m dances the slowest era under the sun bump sunny concrete cracks thoracic …

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Warne Malley: the marketing of blonde tips

WARNE MALLEY materialised on the plains surrounding Toldeo during the summer of 2005. Bowling handy legspin and speaking only a unique dialect of the Spanish language he moved quickly south. He currently captains the first grade side for a small club on the coast. He clearly has no sister.

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Nick Whittock lives in an ideal world where cricket reigns supreme.

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Nick is the world's foremost cricket speculator. His first book 'covers' is out very soon through COD, an imprint of Cordite Poetry Review. Nick is also providing Cordite with a blog commentary on this summer's test matches.

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Justin Langer

nick whittock lives in a perfect world where cricket prevails.

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Jan Ullrich v Lance Armstrong

Katherine and Nick work together and send each other a lot of very important emails.

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Katherine and Nick work together and send each other a lot of very important emails.

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India vs Australia 03/04

Nick Whittock lives in an ideal world where cricket prevails.

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Steve Waugh and His Current Insignificance when at the Crease

steve waugh is a strange sport where manoeuvres barely visible is crooked and ask if they think steve of matchfixing if mark waugh can be bought the game and its most visible gorillamama. cricket was one of them. steve waugh …

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Brett Lee

Over the past four issues, Cordite has featured a number of poems by self-professed cricket tragic, Nick Whittock. In fact, Nick's poems were the genesis of the current Test Match issue.

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Sonny Rollins

Nick Whittock is perhaps one of Australia's foremost cricket theorists. He currently lives in Melbourne but hopes one day to become a life-member of the Kameruka C.C.

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Nick Whittock: Watching the Grass Grow

When it is cricket that is the matter, all forces return to the ball at the limits of the universe. The grass is still growing. It is photosynthesising, there is a flow of moisture involved here among other things (sunlight, carbon dioxide…)

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i wanna be robbie williams i so almost am i wa nna fold in dimensions hit herto unheard of i wanna be a cephalopoid superb c reature with a thick thick sp ine a bone that interrupts ca uses blockages …

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Hayden & Langer: Open Slat(h)er

the air is pretty a bitten tune scathed by the savant with his big nails a willow blade flashing like an idiot the thing has slowed now to cremation pace single handedly he wins the ashes pashes the badge we …

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re mission

stuart macgill's dismissal of brian lara in the second innings of the second test 2000/2001 it is akin to the moment when the batsman left the atmosphere of his suit a viral agent is being expelled from my body into …

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Michael Slater 2

i just need some time and space the cut shot will begin to function and i will be unstoppable once more in my exuberance i have let things go that perhaps should have been dealt with more rigorously through my …

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Michael Slater 3

the prophecies will not be fulfilled i see this now with clarity everything is clear to me the blood was not rich enough too much sun too much sun i must make my bat smaller more compact weigh it down …

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