When I last wrote, I think I was updating progress toward getting a Jazz Baby book together so that I could make some progress on a presentation. A bit of a whinge about how hard it all was, I think. I'm well pleased today, however. As things stand, a book 'Ida: Searching for The Jazz … Continue reading Preparing presentations! Events move quickly.
A short update on the various projects I have on the go at the moment. The Ukraine Project. This project has become three books: Bullets Into The Starichi Sky: Interpreting images of the 2022 war in the Ukraine: Part 1I Call The Hole The War: Interpreting images of the 2022 war in the Ukraine: Part … Continue reading Project update
It's been a little nuts around Frank-ville, working intensely on a number of different book projects at the same time, so it comes as a great relief to reach a point where there is something tangible to see for the effort. I'm at the stage where I have more or less completed work on the … Continue reading Progress in my Ukraine poetry and picture poetry collections and endeavours
I'm panicking a little about assignment work for my graphics course - some things I'm struggling to get my head around. So/ What should I do in these circumstances? Why, lay out a picture book, of course . . . I haven't been able to resist working on my Ukraine pictures and poems series, for … Continue reading Doing what I oughtn’t. Revisiting my Ukraine poems.
the worldis at my feettoday nonoit is in my head I seem ableto hold it there while driving –like yesterday –past the yellowpaddock grassesthat provide textureto those hills dotted by greenthat is bluethat is eucalyptsgrowing ninety degreesto the sky forty-five onlyto the ground I watchthe playof their shadowsin the morningas I travelthere in the afternooncoming … Continue reading a trajectory past leneva (and the wide world)
I mentioned yesterday that my poem - The Truth of Time - was to be published on the SpillWords (Spillwords.com) site. I'm delighted to share the link to the poem, which is now live. I won't say more about the poem - which I've discussed here before - other than that it is accompanied by … Continue reading The Truth of Time – live on SpillWords
I've whittled the day away this morning assembling a rough and ready recording of my poetry slam poem - The Truth of Time (as revealed by the pictures). It's up on YouTube now if you'd like to listen. https://youtu.be/XbDLMLKqqds F~
The construction site by night - 24/04/2022 tonight –on another planeof existence inanother world –a manchecks into an apartment a b&bin canberraaustralia it isa lovely place out he windowand acrossthe road . . . a construction site new apartmentsgoing upbutthe siteis a bitof a tidy mess equipment stashed neatly enoughbuteverywhere materialsand machinery from six floors … Continue reading not devastation (only canberra)
April 11: Residents stand atop a Russian tank damaged in fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces in the outskirts of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP look at me lookat me stare downthis are you feelinglucky are youreallyfeeling lucky ~ Week 7: Grace Widyatmadja, Marco Storel, ‘Photos: 10 million displaced as eastern Ukraine braces for … Continue reading lucky (are you)
April 7: A boy holds a loaf of bread he received as part of humanitarian aid being handed out in front of a school in Chernihiv, in northern Ukraine. Evgeniy Maloletka/AP send the childrenoutfor bread let them feelthe goodof food to knowwhat it meansto hold a loafwithinyour hands thisis lifefor us thisis how we knowthat we … Continue reading how we live (the staff of life)