Derek Motion

Derek Motion lives with his family in the Western Riverina region of NSW where he works as an Arts Development Officer. He has been writing poetry for many years, and quite a few of these pieces have been first published with Cordite. He was previously director of The Booranga Writers' Centre, and has edited fourW twice. His first collection, lollyology, was published in 2012.

life in the miniature steam-train village

some of us do stay here      i have a room under the miniature tunnel the door is a drain-cover a secret i open only when the tourists have gone some of the overalled men have wives & they are civil in …

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brianna pushed steve no-one could've expected that the taxi-rank still flourishing sometime near the early hours removed him from place like superfluous words edited falling into victoria park he yells an effort lost to engines & road & sirens once …

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drinking seven beers standing up but then it's yesterday's kid's party (light plays over a cake it's an eight it's shaped like a race-track (the standing the thing to remember & also there are people looking like characters from macbeth …

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Derek Motion: barcode 9 311532 071002

i solved it late one afternoon.          all the numbers shifted from stereogram revealing coded expression:           rightwing political discontent. damn freedom of information collectors      like daleks emerged with faux-stealth gutting any life from this phenomena.                  surprise.        all the best (really seditious) numbers then went on tour     rocking …

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Baz Malley: where is silicon valley?

BAZ MALLEY is emerging from the concrete of his illicit, sub-urban inscription

& is no longer dust, but cypher & electron. He acknowledges the scope of language & is in all this a singularity. Baz was here.

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