What do those four words have in common? In the best blogging tradition – me.
October’s been a huge month. I’ve been adjusting to a new job, ten hours a week (2.5 hrs x 4 days) at a medical library. Plus, planning and preparing for the tour of the Australian Poetry Omnibus Mobile Library – which included a trip up the Maldon Folk Festival (a fantastic, vibrant, daggy, rain-enduring festival). And I’ve also been preparing my application for Masters of Arts (Creative Writing) at the University of Melbourne. If the door’s open (and if there’s a pile of scholarship money awaiting), I’ll be researching and writing about how unusual/abnormal bodies make themselves known through contemporary poetry. Any thoughts on this topic would be hugely appreciated – from any angle – theoretical, poetic, personal, political, etc…
This week – I’m performing at La Mama Theatre in Carlton – that wonderful, iconic, intimate theatre venue. They do a series of short seasons for experimental works-in-progress called “Explorations“. I’m performing an adaptation of my poem “9/10/1973 M3”, called “Ambiguous Mirrors” – it’s a puppetry and poetry collaboration with Rachael Wenona Guy. Details below. An edited clip of an earlier version is here on You Tube.
- Ambiguous Mirrors (in a double with Home Stretch, by Tom Davies)
- @ La Mama Theatre, 205 Faraday St Carlton
- Thursday 11th, Friday 12th & Saturday 13th @ 7.30pm
- Bookings on-line or on 03 9347 6142.
Also, now that my book “Among the Regulars” has been out for a while… how does anyone get reviewed? Is this because reviews are rarely published? Is it because people write more than they read? Do we just not have much of a reviewing culture?