DJ Huppatz

Introduction to Alex Selenitsch’s Look!

BUY YOUR COPY HERE To situate the work contained in Look!, it is worth recalling the rich but neglected Concrete Poetry tradition. Even in the twenty-first century, its challenge to the transparency of the word as a medium of communication …

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Men with Selfish Centres

On the outskirts of one of the Milky Way’s spiral arms, massively parallel POWER7 processors shaped a silhouette and everyone knows what happens next: you couldn’t get into modelling so got a job collecting urine for algorithms. Now I know …

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T. Eliot Nixes Sex in Toilet

Aim a Toyota tatami mat at a Toyota, Mia. No ON A TOYOTA (not a banana baton). Dr Awkward put Eliot’s toilet up. Yo Banana Boy, are we not drawn onward, we few, drawn onward to a new era? Poor …

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Notes on Ratbaggery

What Is a Ratbag? We think that ‘Anxious to Know’ must be a very selfish kind of person to think that any girl should endure dancing with him all night. He must think he’s a swell dancer. He wants to know what a ratbag is. He should know as Perth is full of them, and he’s probably one himself. After all, the people of Western Australia have no existence. They are people who have come to make a fortune, then return to the eastern colonies. They have no interest in the land except as an instrument of their material welfare. They are robbers and fleers. For them, succession is not just a ratbag’s dream. It is still taken seriously. Ratbag – meaning an eccentric or ‘queer’ person – most likely originated in Western Australia’s Hutt River Province.

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Facing South

We were making revolution when the phone rang. Hello, it's Lionel Richie here, taking you to a past you never knew. Characters in horizontal strips construct a street: Shanghai's longtangs fan out in zig-zag networks while at noon in the …

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DJ Huppatz Reviews No Other City: The Ethos Anthology of Urban Poetry

At Changi Airport's arrivals hall, you're greeted by the sound of birds, which is quite disconcerting at 2am. This simulated birdsong is symptomatic of the city-state's attitude to nature. For Singapore, it seems, nature is dangerous and unpredictable, better replaced with more predictable, more aesthetically pleasing technologies. Former Prime Minister Lee Kwan Yew once famously asserted that the greatest invention of the 20th century was the air conditioner. Thus it is more than just an urban condition that is constructed in Singapore, it is an aesthetic condition that incorporates all aspects of life.

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Portrait: For Cage

Pour faire le portrait d'un oiseau / Peindre d'abord une cage Avec une porte ouverte / back to the main page galleries resources whatever the cosmos music texture enhancements and rendering. Some of my interests: food plays an important part …

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self-portrait, nude, in the box store. self-portrait, wet, in mouth of whale, with fish. Public toilet. Video rental store. … 8:00pm This was at the arcades, some shooting game with pretty helpful engrish on the side: At dinner, everyone needs …

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Friday, November 1, 2002 Tonight I went out to dinner with some friends to a place in the West Village and saw Monica Lewinsky. She sat next to us and seemed like a really nice girl. I don't have lots …

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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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Sonnet: Poetry

Colorful rainy days. Poetry can offer you help and add to endless joys. Every day it bring fresh wind. Words put in good shape is great existence beyond languages and races. Your personal life gives a peaceful and pleasant mind …

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who thought random adaptable thumb heavy condensation he is listening drawn naturally him earth blues quiet unfinished pictogram whose shoes constipated curling streaking in clouds analogue mapping simply words germination german nation strata disaster distilled

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Make Speak God

open window to glue me. overheard god. speaking to you who is it open who is it. is it glass. gap for. addiction to. addiction to fix. in passage now. return to. glass who close. who close now dead butterfly …

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