paul hardacre

Paul Hardacre: chiang mai

winter there or no / morphine or meat, secret link between the heart of man & things amidst the ruins left & first she fed him aspic seed (lavender) & earthworms, sealed the slot with dung / a little something …

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Paul Hardacre: kathmandu

could lose his leg, or his life / skin like green barley, & curled / the claw we always joked about, swept onto a railway platform or stored as one of herzog's toes / another memorable trimming session, black blood …

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Paper Object Town

dear jones: i should never have come this place it is beyond desolation

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Moses Iten Reviews Paul Hardacre, Terry Jaensch and Cyril Wong

Although Love in the place of rats and Excess Baggage and Claim – both published by the independent Melbournian press transit lounge – arrived in the mail together, it was the disquieting title of Paul Hardacre's second poetry collection that grabbed me first.

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From River Cuts: Letters to Robert Adamson

canberra raining & the flight was shit / in the sticks somewhere off majura avenue (dickson) 19:39 0646 abstract & bearded hovering on a twelve foot cushion of evil / a still from eisenstein's ivan the terrible, mutation of reading …

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Michael Brown Reviews Paul Hardacre

If one name stands out as a hero and influence among the present generation of Australian poets it's Michael Dransfield. B. R. Dionysius has dedicated a poem to him. Jayne Fenton Keane has penned an adequate parody of one of his most recognisable works and Jaya Savige claims that discovering Dransfield's work prompted him to pursue writing instead of law. There is also John Kinsella's recent retrospective of Dransfield's work. However, Paul Hardacre in his first volume The Year Nothing, is perhaps closest not only in style but also in intent.

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Komninos Zervos Reviews Papertiger #3

The third CD-ROM of poetry has been released by Papertiger Media and yet again presents the work of many of Australia's finest contemporary poets. As well, the Editors have included an eclectic array of international contributors from Canada, Finland, the UK, the USA and Australasia. More interestingly it is the expanded use of the new digital format of this collection i.e. the CD-ROM.

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Richard King Reviews Papertiger #02

A poetry journal on CDROM is apt to raise some absorbing questions about the nature and status of poetry, and in this respect the second issue of papertiger: new world poetry doesn't disappoint. In an interview with Dorothy Porter, the question of poetry's ability to move beyond its 'established' boundaries – in Porter's case generic boundaries – inspires this little exchange:

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The Shower-curtain You

the dream of the river shark with two fins guess it's one each for soup & killing & this bleak fracture of morning in a dish can't survive unless tv spliced / the green LCD of the clock-radio-phone like a …

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Pacific Star

clutching its chest pink knitted resignation a clown wears knees for medals blue synthetic flower eyes slouched against a mirror witness to extinction high in the mountains no mercy from the Japs only barbarous poison stew on Good Friday and …

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