brett dionysius



Burmese Black-lipped Bullfrog

If the West were let in, we'd be the Frank ?´N Furters Of the amphibian world — black lipstick clad mouths On the prowl for evolution's democratic buzzword. Amoral, bi-sexual fraternisation between parties only Enhances the underground's reputation for risqué. …

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On Not Having Encountered Snow, Age 35

(i) Snow is distant like death. A blond field of wheat stubble stalk frozen after harvest. Heat in the eye of the Nankeen kestrel that jump jets over paddocks & locks onto mouse holes, thermals raging as Westerlies plug in. …

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Astroboy

Pint-sized robot boy, post-atomic Pinocchio. My searchlight eyes, laser fingers & machine Gun bum. Energy cassettes fed me, progeny Of Tezuka: Jap culture sick of giant things – Yamato, Hiroshima, Godzilla, Ronin Mishima. A machine family loved me, management too. …

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R2 D2 & C-3PO

For fifty years I've tried to lose that brass Knucklehead. I don't know on how many Planets, on how many Death Stars, I've tried To ditch his Oscar plated arse, but always he Manages to stick around like a bad …

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Generation Upon Generation

B. R. Dionysius directed the Queensland Poetry Festival from 1997-2001 and is currently the editor of papertiger: new world poetry #04. In 1998 he was awarded the Harri Jones Memorial Prize for Poetry by the University of Newcastle.

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World Within World

BIO: B. R. Dionysius has co-authored an artists' book, The Barflies' Chorus (Lyre Bird Press, 1995) and two solo collections of poetry, Fatherlands (Five Islands Press, 2000) and Bacchanalia (Interactive Press, 2002). He was short-listed in the 2002 Mary Gilmore Poetry Prize for Fatherlands. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Komninos Zervos reviews Papertiger #3

Papertiger New World Poetry #3 (CD-ROM for PC) Paul Hardacre & BR Dionysius (eds) papertiger media, Brisbane, 2003 The third CD-ROM of poetry has been released by Papertiger Media and yet again presents the work of many of Australia's finest …

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Caligula’s Barges

B. R. Dionysius directed the Subverse: Queensland Poetry Festival from 1997-2001 and is currently the Assistant Editor of papertiger: new world poetry. In 1998 he was awarded the Harri Jones Memorial Prize for Poetry by the University of Newcastle. He is the author of two poetry collections, Fatherlands (Five Islands Press, 2000) and Bacchanalia (Interactive Press, 2002). He won the inaugural IP Picks 2002 Awards and was short-listed in the 2002 Mary Gilmore Poetry Prize. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Richard King reviews Papertiger #02

There's a bit of a growl in papertiger (it comes through the interview with Dorothy Porter) to do with the 'fact' that publishers will tend to plump for 'established' poets, to the disadvantage of newer, more 'experimental' voices, which, by dint of their being newer and more experimental, are naturally more interesting.

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An Amerikan Trilogy

Look away, look away, look away Dixieland. -Elvis Presley (i) Ode to Saphenus Ligation Everyone in An Anthology of New York Poets (Circa 1970) is ugly 70s vinyl ugly. Ted Berrigan. Dick Gallup. Tom Veitch. Bill Berksen spruces up the …

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