David Stavanger


openings can be challenging where to sit everyone who has a chair named after them opera chair from investment banking requires ergonomics being chair of an arts org is both pleasure and responsibility [chair now an object, now belonging to …

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Dženana Vucic Reviews Case Notes by David Stavanger

Experience of mental illness presents a paradox that feels impossible for representation in language: it is at once both too personal and yet too universal for easy translation. Everyone has a measure for how it can be done; from Sylvia Plath to My Chemical Romance to Robin Williams, if we have not experienced mental illness ourselves, we have seen a multitude of others grapple with it and have become (we think) discerning arbiters of the real.

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Andy Jackson Reviews Solid Air: Australian and New Zealand Spoken Word

Is an anthology greater than the sum of its parts? Does it effectively capture its milieu? Who’s been included, who left out? Is it genuinely of the moment? Will it endure?

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Review Short: David Stavanger’s The Special

David Stavanger won the 2013 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize. The resulting book, The Special, is his first full-length collection of poetry, and is dedicated to ‘the dead/ who are bravely living/ (and to those who wake wild-eyed in the dark)‘, a salute to people who suffer the acute distress of mental illness.

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You Seeking a relationship with a Psychotherapist My current relationship status Hyper-vigilant My height Reduced My body type Venus flytrap Do you have children One previous episode My Personality I like it when you smile, I love it when you …

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#gibberese  #gibberese ‘#gibberese’ is a dialogue across oceans. It’s a dialogue of land, fauna (especially birds), and writers who have mostly never met one another. As a component of a rawlings’ 2012 Arts Queensland Poetry Residency and subsequent legacy item Gibber, …

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This issue is a poetic conversation between a source poem and ten poems found from within its lines. It’s a refraction of language and image through poetic prisms, an intersection of the familiar and unfamiliar, blurring the edges through the 11 authors’ interpretations.

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Man (o) Rina 7

Chainsaw theory: sharpen metal fangs (skin) take notes from bone Hareless chaser: groom rabbit chest case ivory moon (with toothbrush) Dusky grasswren: flanks the heart of carparks (mouse-­‐like) spooks air born harbinger Dangerous trade: putting a head into a mouth …

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Everyday Magician (매일의 마술사)

another boy catches a drive ►by bullet in his chest. born with straightjackets we buy records and start fires. gravity lets go. in the city no-one drowned last night. the florist saws another white lady in half. so many mis-made …

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Do Not Feed the Lion (사자에게 먹이를 주지 마라)

enter the tangle stay in groups, make sure you’re alone bare your fangs, smile with tiger eyes do not feed the lion scratch your back watch the big cat take your hands start to run when your confidence wanes do …

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In Laws

we were dead before the sun sank

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