True Story

Published : Friday, July 27, 2012

Annette Hughes has been running Reality Bites, a festival of literary nonfiction, in Cooroy, in the Noosa Hinterland, since 2008.

This year’s festival kicks off tonight in Cooroy. And at the launch, the winner of a new prize…

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Loneliness and creativity

Published : Tuesday, January 11, 2011

“When there is no painting, you get lonely”: words that belong to an aboriginal painter from out Broken Hill way, I think. Shared with my friend Roland Hemmert, the painter; shared again with me.

I’ve been thinking about…

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US Reading Tour for The Blue Plateau and Fire Diary (March to April 2011)

Published : Monday, January 10, 2011

The Plains Humanities Alliance have invited me to spend a week at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in early April this year. I’ll be giving some talks and readings and teaching some classes there—all of it on the ecotone between…

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Indigo Sunset

Published : Monday, January 10, 2011

What looks certain to be the very last issue of that very fine literary journal, Indigo, has just come out.

Indigo 6 (Summer 2011) contains, apart from the usual assembly of unusual of fine and surprising poetry and…

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Rereading Basho at the End of the Narrow Road

Published : Thursday, December 09, 2010

I fly to Taipei next Wednesday to talk about Basho and the art of renunciation, the way of poetry, and the end of the world as we know it at the Fifth International Conference on Ecological Discourse at Tamkang University.…

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