Preparing presentations! Events move quickly.

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.

Amazon and Sheep On The Somme (again)

I'm fascinated by this. Today I received a note from Amazon 'you may be interested in this, because you were interested in that' kind of thing. It was suggesting I'd be interested in Sheep On The Somme because I'd been looking at the listing. What I found was that the Australian market price of the … Continue reading Amazon and Sheep On The Somme (again)

Progress in my Ukraine poetry and picture poetry collections and endeavours

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

not devastation (only canberra)

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)

lucky (are you)

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)

how we live (the staff of life)

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)

no bridge (no crossing over)

March 30: A Ukrainian soldier patrols near a bridge destroyed by the Russian army in the town of Rogan, east of Kharkiv. Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images onceupon a bridgeI walked acrossto the otherside nowthere is no way nocrossing over how everwill I travelwhen it is timeto journey on nowthere is no bridgenocrossing over ~ … Continue reading no bridge (no crossing over)

no school today (only learning)

April 1: A Ukrainian soldier walks outside a school hit by Russian rockets in the southern Ukraine village of Zelenyi Hai . . . no school no schooltoday no schoolany day notanymore learningis donenowin basements learningis doneon the streets in the rubble no schooltoday so muchto be learned ~ Week 5 – Grace Widyatmadja, Emma … Continue reading no school today (only learning)

the kitchen is . . . (the storm breaks)

March 21: Iryna Miroshnychenko cooks in the basement of a residential building in Kyiv, where residents shelter from Russian airstrikes and shelling. the kitchenisthe bedroomisthe basementis . . . home it is allthat ishome and shelterwhile the storm breaksjustup above ~ Week 4 -Virginia Lozano, Marco Storel, ‘Photos: Fighting near Kyiv intensifies, as many are … Continue reading the kitchen is . . . (the storm breaks)

a cup of insanity (at the mykolaiv lunatic asylum)

March 22: Debris from a mental hospital hit by Russian shelling in Mykolaiv. The city is a key obstacle for Russian forces trying to move west from Crimea to take Odessa, Ukraine's major port on the Black Sea.Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images would you likea cupof mykolaiv tea we couldsipoutin the yard you and Ion … Continue reading a cup of insanity (at the mykolaiv lunatic asylum)