- 108: DEDICATIONwith L Patterson & L Garcia-Dolnik 107: LIMINALwith B Li 106: OPENwith C SLowe & J Langdon 105: NO THEME 11with E Grills & E Stewart 104: KINwith E Shiosaki 103: AMBLEwith E Gomez and S Gory 102: GAMEwith R Green and J Maxwell 101: NO THEME 10with J Kinsella and J Leanne 100: BROWNFACE with W S Dunn 99: SINGAPOREwith J Ip and A Pang 97 & 98: PROPAGANDAwith M Breeze and S Groth 96: NO THEME IXwith M Gill and J Thayil 95: EARTHwith M Takolander 94: BAYTwith Z Hashem Beck 93: PEACHwith L Van, G Mouratidis, L Toong 92: NO THEME VIIIwith C Gaskin 91: MONSTERwith N Curnow 90: AFRICAN DIASPORAwith S Umar 89: DOMESTICwith N Harkin 88: TRANSQUEERwith S Barnes and Q Eades 87: DIFFICULTwith O Schwartz & H Isemonger 86: NO THEME VIIwith L Gorton 85: PHILIPPINESwith Mookie L and S Lua 84: SUBURBIAwith L Brown and N O'Reilly 83: MATHEMATICSwith F Hile 82: LANDwith J Stuart and J Gibian 81: NEW CARIBBEANwith V Lucien 80: NO THEME VIwith J Beveridge 57.1: EKPHRASTICwith C Atherton and P Hetherington 57: CONFESSIONwith K Glastonbury 56: EXPLODE with D Disney 55.1: DALIT / INDIGENOUSwith M Chakraborty and K MacCarter 55: FUTURE MACHINES with Bella Li 54: NO THEME V with F Wright and O Sakr 53.0: THE END with P Brown 52.0: TOIL with C Jenkins 51.1: UMAMI with L Davies and Lifted Brow 51.0: TRANSTASMAN with B Cassidy 50.0: NO THEME IV with J Tranter 49.1: A BRITISH / IRISH with M Hall and S Seita 49.0: OBSOLETE with T Ryan 48.1: CANADA with K MacCarter and S Rhodes 48.0: CONSTRAINT with C Wakeling 47.0: COLLABORATION with L Armand and H Lambert 46.1: MELBOURNE with M Farrell 46.0: NO THEME III with F Plunkett 45.0: SILENCE with J Owen 44.0: GONDWANALAND with D Motion 43.1: PUMPKIN with K MacCarter 43.0: MASQUE with A Vickery 42.0: NO THEME II with G Ryan 41.1: RATBAGGERY with D Hose 41.0: TRANSPACIFIC with J Rowe and M Nardone 40.1: INDONESIA with K MacCarter 40.0: INTERLOCUTOR with L Hart 39.1: GIBBERBIRD with S Gory 39.0: JACKPOT! with S Wagan Watson 38.0: SYDNEY with A Lorange 37.1: NEBRASKA with S Whalen 37.0: NO THEME! with A Wearne 36.0: ELECTRONICA with J Jones
James Jiang Reviews Duncan Hose’s The Jewelled Shillelagh
‘HELLO FAERE CUNTIES!’ we are hailed in the opening lines of this rough-and-tumble volume, which swings between the campy and the choleric, the vatic and the venereal.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Duncan Hose, James Jiang
Going bitch-kegs at it After our Demon Tweak Seven thousand pistonlicks per second B.now I have stolen my own weight in pork products Reader, self-annihilating and semi-devine! Do this in memorium of me. As revenge against the ones who gave …
Posted in 83: MATHEMATICS Tagged Duncan Hose
Duncan Hose Reviews Nick Whittock
Whatever happened to the Goddam enlightenment? I understand that this grandiose Western intrigue has moved dialectically through succeeding twilights if not dark ages, and the twentieth century was a sort of apocalyptic culmination or quickening of this protracted ‘event’ with the splitting of the atom, the holocaust and turning the idea of the world into a globalised tele-visual circus of war and business.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Duncan Hose, nick whittock
Michael Aiken Reviews Duncan Hose
The bio of Duncan Bruce Hose describes the Australian poet as coming from ‘the softslang line of the chansonnier, whose reference points range between Trefoil Island, Melbourne and Coney Island.’ In Bunratty, his third collection, that ‘softslang line’ delivers a suite of deftly composed (post)modernist folk songs, characterised by a highly idiosyncratic orthography and a preoccupation with sex and booze.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Duncan Hose, Michael Aiken
Unidentified girls of Pembroke sing The sea was so rough and my hands is so tough A long time agoooo Blow-boy-blow – – my diggyman Drunkdrunkdrinky It goes on like this actually goes on like this coming out of the …
Posted in 69: TRANSTASMAN Tagged Duncan Hose, Tim Danko
Charm of a bivalve chantey
sharpley and with hardly withouten effort I prise from you a sigh, not the vaste soupir (oh.) of the sea something more morbidly flushed p.haps a ‘radiant travesty’ au revoir, Club-toe! I am airs cheerful as I ought to be …
Posted in 69: TRANSTASMAN Tagged Duncan Hose, Tim Danko
Pembroke and Charm of a Bivalve Chanteys (after Duncan Hose)
Posted in ARTWORKS Tagged Duncan Hose, Tim Danko
Robert Wood Reviews Duncan Hose, Jean Kent and Alyson Miller
In the library of Australian poetry animals occupy many pages. There are poems on kangaroo, frog, platypus and bandicoot; pig, dog, possum and cow; sheep, fox, dugong and crocodile; and an aviary of birds from budgies and pelicans to magpies and herons.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Alyson Miller, Duncan Hose, Jean Kent, Robert Wood
Duncan Hose Reviews Best Australian Poems 2014
Being in and of one’s time (in favour of it, in fact) means producing work that is sensitive to the discursive furies of the day – the atmosphere of mutating code that the poet must stick to poems in new and strange forms. All else is nostalgia and denial. No-one knows what it means that Australia’s imperial republic, whose god has finally been revealed as cosmopolitan capitalism, is, in the history of colonies, still in its infancy yet so impressively seems to be approaching an end of days. If you’ve got burnt chaps and a warm six-shooter (cowgirl), these are exciting times.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Cassandra Atherton, Duncan Hose, Geoff Page, Judith Beveridge, michael farrell, Samuel Wagan Watson
Against Colony Collapse Disorder; or, Settler Mess in the Cells of Contemporary Australian Poetry
Colony collapse disorder describes a phenomenon whereby worker bees suddenly and inexplicably disappear from a hive. It has recently been identified as a syndrome following the rapid vanishing of Western honeybee colonies across North America and Europe. Justin Clemens also uses the term to describe an aesthetic collapse, whereby poets can only demonstrate their existence as ‘being caught dead’ given the fragile conditions of poetry and the inevitable, deadly effects of the past.
Posted in ESSAYS Tagged Alex McDermott, ann vickery, Duncan Hose, Justin Clemens, michael farrell, Philip Mead, Samuel Wagan Watson
Jacinta Le Plastrier Interviews Nicholas Walton-Healey
Image of and by Nicholas Walton-Healey Land Before Lines is a book from Melbourne-based photographer and writer Nicholas Walton-Healey. The 144-page, full-colour volume (the images appear in black and white here for page recall considerations) features portraits of 68 Victorian …
Posted in INTERVIEWS Tagged Duncan Hose, Jacinta Le Plastrier, John Hunter, Ken Smeaton, Myron Lysenko, Nathan Curnow, Nicholas Walton-Healey, Petra White
Richmond hotties are hotter than other kinds of hotties but harder \ to find (trobar trouver) They may not even be hot at all There is a man with a bag of tripe. I wonder is he thinking ‘Tripe Shantey?’ …
Posted in 62: MELBOURNE Tagged Duncan Hose
Review Short: Outcrop: radical Australian poetry of land
As I write this review, sunlight filtered through a pall of smoke casts a dull orange glow over my kitchen bench. The Blue Mountains are burning. Sydney’s haze resembles downtown Beijing’s and it’s only October. Such an apocalyptic scene – part of the ‘Australian experience’ I am assured by our Prime Minister – provides context for the world into which Outcrop and its ‘radical poetry of land’ emerges. This is not to suggest that the anthology’s outlook is primarily environmental, but that alternative ways of examining land are sorely needed.
Posted in BOOK REVIEWS Tagged Ali Cobby Eckermann, Claire Potter, Corey Wakeling, Duncan Hose, James Stuart, Jeremy Balius, Kate Fagan, Keri Glastonbury, Pete Spence
Woodpies lurk near what may be a very fancy shantie Wild clover up close is the detail of compromise Hey noddy noddy 2 loins form a very grand roasting joint known as the saddle Soft bickering of your teats I …
Posted in 57: MASQUE Tagged Duncan Hose
Ratbag poetry and Ratbag poets are not, necessarily, one and the same. There are poets for whom a Ratbag poem requires the serious maltreatment of themselves, while there are others for whom Ratbaggery is the effortless demonstration of their personal grace. There are poets who begin writing as Ratbags and become stockjobbers of Romantic flap, while others begin by making exquisite paste and later come to hear the sublime music of the rant.
Posted in ESSAYS Tagged Duncan Hose
Poem Called Laphroaig (Dedicated.)
His wedding boot was rupled His pecker is set straight (like Wyatt) Let us speck of knightage: knights collectively Let us specke of the expansion but not the breach\ Like when a king eats a king I’ll have the bones …
Posted in 55: RATBAGGERY Tagged Duncan Hose
deep in richmond
deep in Richmond among the rank
Posted in 39: ZOMBIE 2.0 Tagged Duncan Hose
Tapping into the Latest Fur Trade
Remb Remember the name of a girl called Bonny Lander! Remember? Saskatchewan FUR HIGHWAYS Yakutia Canada, Siberia HIGHWAYS Lined with fur Only a way to come Back Bonny Search out the Pizzle: glowing cherries above the snow Like a saint's …
Posted in 35: CUSTOM Tagged Duncan Hose