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San Gimignano

I saw a girl drinking absinthe— I saw her rural eyes and Florentine hands— an ivy-coated wall behind, cool as a lover. I drank from a fountain in the plaza its marble head sad as a ruined epigram the water …

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Way Out

Cyril Wong is the author of three collections of poetry: Squatting Quietly, The End Of His Orbit and Below: Absence. He lives in Singapore.

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Landing

Cyril Wong is the author of three collections of poetry: Squatting Quietly, The End Of His Orbit and Below: Absence. He lives in Singapore.

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howtowritepopsongswithoutevenreallytrying

fifteen day sleeping tour of the north coast relieves your fixations, prices slashed even further – parties, exhibitions, murrumbidgee dried fruit now open to the public, decades of tattoos on euston road & a jeep wrangler abandoned on the footpath. …

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Lifestyle Beijing

D.J. Huppatz is co-founder of Textbase Publications. This work was completed while on an Australia-China Council residency in Beijing.

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Scheherazade

Justin Lowe has published three collections of poetry, one novel, and had songs recorded by artists as diverse as The Whitlams, The Impossibles and Sydney jazz diva Lily Dior. He writes reviews for the award-winning Red Room Radio Project.

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Part of a Discussion

Cyril Wong is the author of three collections of poetry: Squatting Quietly, The End Of His Orbit and Below: Absence. He lives in Singapore.

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International Date Lines

alicia sometimes really likes the thump of a bass. She had a brief stint as a rock girl in the mid nineties in a surfie, hula-hoop, grunge band. She is a poet who still loves to be surrounded by music, performing her work many, many times on stage, train and automobile. alicia also loves numbers.

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Hector’s Insult: war music prohibition signs

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Prague In the Twenties

Blue fireworks cascade from the overhead line as a tram turns sharply into another crowded street, silk stockings and headache-bands catch the sun. The old murmuring of string band waltzes has a wooden sandy edge so now we charleston closer …

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Letter of Accord

Earl Livings is the editor of Divan, Australia's first all-Australian online poetry journal. His first book of poetry, Further Than Night (Bystander Press), was published in 2000. He is currently working on his PhD and a second collection of poetry.

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