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Cats on the Radio

529113_438105219616777_1396257298_nThe audio of February’s “Cats on the Radio” poetry reading for Three D radio is up now over at SoundCloud.

Feauring Avalanche, Anthony Parmee, myself, Nicki Bullock and Kerryn Treadrea, facilitated and hosted by Dominic Clark for his weekly show “Nature Loves Courage”.



Full playlist from the show:

Black Sabbath – supernaut, the doors – soul kitchen, brian jonestown massacre – the ballad of jim jones, Avalanche – take a walk, promises promises, & in the duck pond. the stooges – penetration, joy division – shadowplay, Anthony parmee – stockholm syndrome, next & sexy hospital cops. lydia lunch – tied and twist, don carlos – late night blues, arab strap – stink, Ben Adams – suburbs dusk the creature waits for something & that summer. leadbelly – ain’t goin down to the well no more, nirvana – mv, nicki bullock – poem from chapbook called blood rainbows and the taste of needles & poem from pixie dust epiphanies and glimpses of the unknowable chapbook. brick layer cake – stars, kerryn tredrea – he sends me overtones of bondage…. & we become a rope. julian cope – up-wards at 45 degrees, ramones – she talks to rainbows, gg allin and the cedar st sluts – sluts in the city, john cooper clark – psycle sluts, isolation valve – marion shopping centre, swimsuit – carsick, swans – new mind, cut hands – black mamba, tinariwen – soixante trois, tricky – scrappy love, scott walker – corps de blah.

My featured poem “suburbs, dusk, the creature waits for something” has also been recently published at The Camel Saloon. Also, “last waltz” appears in the April issue of Gutter Eloquence Magazine.

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Mark Niehus – Poet & Artist

I’ve just written up a bio for my good friend and great poet Mark Niehus. He’s been doing some exciting things with art and words recently and has a new book due to be released soon. Read all about it and check out his website below . . .

Mark Niehus is a poet who anchors words on the exploration of self, but not just his own. “We are all born / and thrown against this world,” declares the opening poem of his first book. “And everything is  normal to someone, / something you hate / someone loves. / Something you disbelieve / someone would die for. / The ugly is beautiful, / the feared are faithful / and nothing is something / to someone / somewhere.” Conversation and discovery are the basis of Mark’s approach to experience in art, poetry and life; moving at the heart of things with a thought, an image; the right question asked, in something like the right way, over drinks at that bar you know.

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Backwater Blues & Roots Showcase review

As promised, you can now read my review of the penultimate event for Adelaide’s inaugural Backwater Blues & Roots festival over at the dB website.

A big Saturday night at The Juke Joint to cap off a ten day festival.

And if you’re in Adelaide, please, get along to the front bars of our city’s great hotels, encourage some more shit like this to happen, stat!

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…and now for a short commercial interlude

A few months ago now, just before National Young Writers’ Month got into full swing, I interviewed local Adelaide writer, cartoonist and all-round interesting guy Mark Niehus for the NYWM blog.

Well, after the website crashed that interview never got a chance to shine. Until now!

The interview is being published in this month’s issue of the SA Writers’ Centre newsletter, Southern Write, which is available to members both online and in hard-copy.

Alternatively, you can read the interview at Mark’s website. Plus check out some of his poems, illustrations and other what-not while you’re there.

Also, the interview should soon be up on this very blog, along with a bunch of my other previous reviews, poems, rants in letters-to-the-ed. form and more. I’m just working out how to make them all look pretty on wordpress.

We now return to our regular programming…

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