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India vs Australia 03/04

Nick Whittock lives in an ideal world where cricket prevails.

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I ‘member

Born in Chicago, Vernyce is a first generation, mixed
heritage triplet. Before moving to Hawaii, she alternated
between coasts most of her professional life, but remembers
a challenging adolescence spent in Milwaukee's inner city
– in the same streets/times that became the arena of
sixties riots and later, a cannibal's picnic grounds for
Jeffrey Dahmer.

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A Very Calm Demeanour

For John Lennon's 61's birthday Oct. 9/01 It's always good to be prepared for death              because of course it could happen any time-                            the Dalai Lama instructs us how the live                                    …

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A Little Kindness

Let's please try not to be so barbaric. If we must kill baby seals, cows or hogs, let's just shoot them with tiny darts filled with strong doses of the purest heroin.                                                        If …

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Grass

Emily Finlay is in her final year of a Bachelor of Creative Writing at the University of Wollongong, NSW. She hopes to one day complete a PHD in the study of literature. She loves poetry: sometimes reading it more than writing it. The ideal would be to combine both.

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Robertson Panegyrical

Kate Fagan's The Long Moment is available from Salt Publishing.

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Single Line Poem

Kate Fagan's The Long Moment is available from Salt Publishing.

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Girls on the Avenue

Read Alan Wearne's “My Old Man's A Groovy Old Man”, from our Driver issue.

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Lament: The Chicken Rice Hawker, Penang

Adam Aitken is the author of Romeo and Juliet in Subtitles (Brandl and
Schlesinger). He is now completing an unreliable (fictionalised) memoir
about his parents.

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Luke Beesley is a young Brisbane writer of poetry and short fiction. He has published widely in journals and newspapers including ABR, Southerly, The Canberra Times & The Australian. He has just completed his first manuscript of poetry with the assistance of an Arts Queensland Major Grant, and is currently studying for an M.Phil (Creative Writing) at the University of Qld. He likes cricket and jazz.

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Fin de Siecle

Luke Beesley is a young Brisbane writer of poetry and short fiction. He has published widely in journals and newspapers including ABR, Southerly, The Canberra Times & The Australian. He has just completed his first manuscript of poetry with the assistance of an Arts Queensland Major Grant, and is currently studying for an M.Phil (Creative Writing) at the University of Qld. He likes cricket and jazz.

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credo

rob mclennan is a prolific poet, editor, publisher, etc. his 9th trade collection of poetry is “what's left” (Talonbooks, 2004), & another, “stone, book one” is forthcoming this fall with Palimpsest Press. the editor of, among others, “Groundswell: best of above/ground press, 1993-2003 (Broken Jaw Press, 2003), he currently lives in Ottawa, Canada's glorious capital. He often says things on his clever blog – www.robmclennan.blogspot.com

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