Stephen Lawrence

Stephen Lawrence writes and reviews poetry. He has four collections of poetry, and reviewed for the Australian Book Review, Overland, Wet Ink Magazine and the New York Poetry Project Journal. His PhD concerned poetry published in Australia in the last decade. He has two poems chosen for the 2012 Anthology of Contemporary Australian Poetry (University of Louisiana).

Adorno Gnomes

Jazz is what it is used for not what it is. If you die in despair you’ve lived your life in vain. Thought is not solving problems: this is perversion. Thought is coerced by logic: this is perversion. Estrangement removes …

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Stephen Lawrence Reviews Andy Kissane and Alan Gould

Out to Lunch by Andy Kissane Puncher & Wattmann, 2009 Folk Tunes by Alan Gould Salt Publishing, 2009 Even in the earliest era of proto-literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh sought to represent human voice, its intonations and social communications. Yet …

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