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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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Ali Alizadeh Reviews Ian McBryde and Tim Sinclair

Two recent Australian poetry titles – one from a 'cult' adult (and at times 'adults only') poet, another from a newcomer writing for 'young adults'; the former published by a new small press and the latter by one of the world's most recognisable publishing empires; the former experimental and minimalist and the latter conventional and extensive; and so on – offer formally different yet discursively complimentary views of the state of the poetic word.

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Paul Mitchell Reviews Pushing Words

“Pushing Words”, a poetry reading held as part of the Castlemaine State Arts Festival, featured Melbourne poets Dorothy Porter, Ian McBryde, Lauren Williams, Kevin Brophy, Ali Alizadeh, Jennifer Harrison and Myron Lysenko.

Organiser Ross Donlon promoted the event as a chance to catch top poets who you'd never see reading together on the one bill. Each poet gave a strong performance, no doubt influenced by the company around them.

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Ali Alizadeh Reviews Ian McBryde

In the media release for Ian McBryde's latest collection, Domain, Peter Porter states that World War II and the Holocaust &#151 the content of McBryde's collection &#151 have been “subjects defiant of poetry”. Here, I think, Porter is trying to make a claim for this collection's uniqueness.

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Q&A with Ian McBryde

Domain is without exception the most difficult and challenging poetry collection I have ever tackled. It involved almost four years of steady research and writing. It had a profound effect on me, and caused many a night of uneasy sleep. I found myself quite overcome by a lot of the imagery and literature, which hung around me in a sad, invisible, cloying sort of way.” Ian McBryde talks about his latest collection of poetry.

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Ian McBryde's latest collection Domain has been reviewed here by Ali Alizadeh. Read an interview with Ian from our Anti/Heroes issue.

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There is no grip stricter than history. The bare bed, the light turned out too soon. Where the stairs end. A tired nightnurse doing half-hearted rounds past mostly empty cots. Unfillable stillnesses. The absence of hands on us. The vacant …

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Fever Dreams

Canadian-born Ian McBryde has been well-published both in Australia and many countries overseas. His fourth collection of poetry, Equatorial, was published 2001, and he has just released his second CD of spoken-word, entitled The Still Company. His next collection of poetry, Domain will be released by Five Islands Press in 2004.

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The Stuka Movement

Furious birds, functionally ugly, the Stukas wind down out of the sky. As they descend their sirens are rising, pre-set to concert pitch, a deliberate, death decibal A. Lean and bent-winged eagles, they fall on an audience of refugees streaming …

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Adam Ford: Damn & Be Published (Part 2)

My printer ran out of ink yesterday and wouldn't accept the refilled cartridge as legit. The ink light kept flashing until I spent sixty bucks on a new cartridge. A curse on the head of cartridge manufacturers and retailers. Ink is a valuable commodity, and we salute those who choose to use their ink to put their work out there, somewhere where people will read it.

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