Berni M Janssen

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an other flees full stop tidal tugs tyres full stop arm a meant for holding torn full stop tired full stop another slips sleeping awake waters sinking full stop mourning tears are salt in which we swim full stop home …

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Introduction to Javant Biarujia’s Spelter to Pewter

Cover design by Zoë Sadokierski In Javant Biarujia’s poetry, language matters – matters as in important, and matter as a unifying substance, a material to be transformed, and in so doing, becomes transforming. Particles of language are pounded out, splintered, …

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to tongue or not to tongue reed stone heart word mushrooms explode in mouth the world in this bowl of broth my mother has sung songs her mother sung in the making of another poor and thin in the time …

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Radio Laneways and the Melbourne Sound

Photograph by Catarina Fizzano Don’t use the phone. People are never ready to answer it. Use poetry. – Jack Kerouac It’s a beautiful thing to know what came before. Who walked the laneways ahead of you, smoothed any paths that …

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Spoon Bending: A Chapbook Curated by Kent MacCarter

There is no such thing as a good poem about nothing? What does that mean, exactly? And what’s all this about spoon bending anyways?

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