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Stories and Poems:

On the Radar...

The Night’s Insomnia ‘When the angels are panting and scratching the door to come in …’  Leonard Cohen, 2012 If the night is long, and there can be no...

Wit-Bix Psychological Analysis

Excerpt from The Bedroom Philosopher Diaries — the new book from Justin Heazlewood. It’s a casual, slightly dead-shit Wednesday in Melbourne. I’m onstage, doing my bit about ‘Australia the...

On Writing:

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

The Bhagavad Gita

It’s all very violent and there are battles and demons, and when I say it like this, it all sounds cool. But I didn’t understand what was happening.

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon

Why is this book so wonderful? Without dripping rhapsodic or going into the deep dark recesses of cold hard literary deconstruction, let’s just say that the book somehow slips...