Ronald Wilkins

Ronald Wilkins is a geologist who has published poetry in Quadrant, Blue Dog, Best Australian Poems and other Australian and Overseas journals and one book Fistful of Dust (Delphian, 2012).

tabula rasa

many international visitors came to the mathematics department on study leave the secretary told me of one who couldn’t start each morning without a fresh pad and new pencil ever obliging she recycled his little-used pads and pencils to others …

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At first citizens were fascinated to see how, when one automaton began to move a heavy beam or a plate of glass into position, others would be drawn to assist. It had been an acknowledged triumph for biomimetics—unlocking the behavioural …

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