Tim Sinclair

Presence: A Chapbook Curated by Graham Nunn

When I was invited by Cordite to curate this chapbook, my mind filled with one word … presence.

Presence can be defined as:

The state or fact of being present; current existence or occurrence.

Immediate proximity in time or space.

The area immediately surrounding a great personage, especially a sovereign.

A person who is present.

A person’s bearing, especially when it commands respectful attention: ‘He continues to possess the presence, mental as well as physical, of the young man’ (Brendan Gill).

The quality of self-assurance and effectiveness that permits a performer to achieve a rapport with the audience: stage presence.

A supernatural influence felt to be nearby.

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Kanashibari / 金縛り

Literally: bound in metal There’s a Japanese word for it. English needs one—the closest we get is sleep paralysis. It doesn’t do it justice. The crushing weight of a demon on your chest, immovable fingers clamping your throat, your mind …

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#gibberese  #gibberese ‘#gibberese’ is a dialogue across oceans. It’s a dialogue of land, fauna (especially birds), and writers who have mostly never met one another. As a component of a rawlings’ 2012 Arts Queensland Poetry Residency and subsequent legacy item Gibber, …

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Ali Alizadeh Reviews Ian McBryde and Tim Sinclair

Slivers by Ian McBryde Flat Chat Press, 2005 Nine Hours North by Tim Sinclair Penguin, 2006 Two recent Australian poetry titles – one from a 'cult' adult (and at times 'adults only') poet, another from a newcomer writing for 'young …

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Sunday Bloody Sunday

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