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The Eye of The Storm – sex and molestation for those over 55.

Review: The Eye of the Storm Like most Australians, I haven’t read any Patrick White. You see, it’s complicated for us. Australia suffers from the worst cultural cringe of almost any Western Nation (something our close neighbours the New Zealanders take great pleasure in observing) and to have an Australian awarded a Nobel “for an […]

Le Zapororgue #10 Publishes ‘Three Little Ducks’

My short story ‘Three Little Ducks’ was published in Le Zapororgue #10. You can pick up a copy of the magazine here. I was very proud to be published in this magazine. Not only is its talented publisher (Seb Doubinsky) a great friend of mine, but he is also a brilliant writer and literary activist. […]

Submarine – A journey through a genre.

Submarine is a coming of age story based on the novel of the same name by Joe Dunthorne. It serves as the directorial debut for Richard Ayoade. There is a scene in this very sweet film that flows thusly: “It’s rude to leave a film before it’s finished.” “who to?” “to the filmmakers.” “how are […]

Review – Ink. J.S. Breukelaar

Ink review – Mutinous talisman She limps in circles Around her room And learns that Butterflies can bite Mutinous talisman It’s a rare writer who takes on writing with the presence of mind to know the world needs what they want to say. Don’t get me wrong. Every new writer thinks they are filled with […]

The Revolution will not be Televised – My Experience in Ellen Johnsons-Sirleaf’s Africa.

The revolution will not be televised. Today, President Johnson-Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work.” I used to work for The Hunger Project. I was head of fundraising in Sydney and I […]

Tomas Tranströmer wins the Nobel Prize for Literature 2011

I hadn’t read much of surrealist poet  Tomas Tranströmer until recently when a revived interest in Poetry (thank you Blandine Longre and Paul Stubs) had me engaging with my google search bar and my ‘great contemporary poets’  generic feed. I’m glad I read some, because he won the Nobel Prize for Literature today (anyone who […]

Bring it home Sylvia!

Bring it home Sylvia! This never fails to cover me with goose-bumped flesh. I adore this poem. I think all women do. There is something darkly profound in the way she is able to speak for all of us here. This is how it is for the woman. We both love and hate our fathers, […]

Do you have a smooth glass of red in you

Do you have a smooth glass of red in your hand? Get one and chill on this cruisey Monday evening. This music always makes me want to relax with a lovely smooth red. If you enjoyed this post, please subscribe to this blog and please feel very comfortable to comment. I’d love to hear your […]

Film review: Pickpocket. Robert Bresson

This understated rich film, a study in the existential crises of non existence, is based on another great existential text, Dostoyevsky’s crime and punishment. This particular review contains spoilers, because it is assumed most reading up on the film have watched it, but please see the film before reading through if you are not familiar […]

Review: Private Midnight – Kris Saknussemm

“Tomorrow, Rit. I promise.” He’d been saying that for about as long as I had. We both talked a lot about tomorrow. That’s what too many yesterdays will do to you. Too many lost nights.”  Private Midnight And so, Birch Ritter comes to the beginning of a journey. The end of a life. Birch is […]