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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.

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hows its: To the Pitch with Nicky and Astrid

Last June I had the pleasure of launching Nick Whittock’s hows its at Gleebooks in Sydney. Since then, Michael Farrell’s extraordinary review has been published in the Sydney Review of Books, and Simon Eales’s essay, ‘’Get ready for a broken fucken arm’: The anti-instrumentalism of postcolonial cricket poetry’, discussing Whittock’s earlier chapbook covers, has been published by the UK-based magazine Don’t Do It. It seems that we are in a moment – this one, right here – in which a discussion of Whittock’s poetics and a deep engagement with the critical relationship between reading cricket and writing poetry is emerging. In the spirit of the moment, I have reworked, or rather, rewritten, my speech for Cordite Poetry Review.

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James Faulkner’s Disintegraton Machine

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WATSONIA CC 1st XI 2063/64 premiership team

1. in watsonia perceptions in the aggregate of bodies 2. in watsonia numbers occur in ordinary sentences 3. in watsonia theres no setting up of a kind of logical inventory formerly imagined 4. in watsonia a dream acquires in the …

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Review Short: Damian Balassone’s Daniel Yammacoona

Daniel YammacoonaThe first three poems in Damian Balassone’s Daniel Yammacoona are about women who have been left by men. In each case the man appears to be the hero of the story, yet the woman is not necessarily unheroic; in at least two of the poems the heroism is one of steadfastness.

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india v aus 11-12 1st test day 4

unison umps stretch fins kind of game children play zaheer sucking pattos bat attention wanders returns finds sehwag on the ground dont worry nothins happened zap! trigger fin! beckons the rammer! expand outwards from a point amass a chronicle a …

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We Ricky Ponting Concede

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Wandering through the Universal Archive

One of the sequences produced by the collaborative entity, A Constructed World, renders the phrases ‘No need to be great’ and ‘Stay in Groups’ in a range of media – silk-stitch, screen print, photography and painting. One of the painted versions of the image shows a naked woman covered in yellow post-it notes overseen by a hulking, shadowy male. These figures represent the artists Jacqueline Riva and Geoff Lowe. The image appears again in the form of a photograph and the installation was staged in various places around the world – as if the only way to get the message across would be to subject it to constant repetition in as many different formats as possible. Indeed, a number of the collective’s performances and installations attest to the impossibility of communication – even as these take the form of images that can’t fail to deliver. Avant Spectacle A Micro Medicine Show, 2011, features skeleton-costumed performers inexpertly singing and playing instruments while six knee-high wooden letters – S, P, E, E, C and H – burn like small condemned buildings at front of stage.

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Dromes 1 & 2

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V E L O

top knot (?) bike trajectory wires cut the blue filed somere bunched up others ride wide aberrant onescarse collisions every 30 secs the electricity fizzes m ear m dances the slowest era under the sun bump sunny concrete cracks thoracic …

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Warne Malley: the marketing of blonde tips

WARNE MALLEY materialised on the plains surrounding Toldeo during the summer of 2005. Bowling handy legspin and speaking only a unique dialect of the Spanish language he moved quickly south. He currently captains the first grade side for a small club on the coast. He clearly has no sister.

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