Attending THIS THURSDAY NIGHT ‘Melbourne Feminist Action: an open meeting’, Meeting Room 1, Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton, 1 November, 6.30 pm. This is a new location due to the hike in expected numbers. Enter Victoria Street. Follow Facebook event– convened by Jacinda Woodhead and Stephanie Honor Convery
Posted today under Poetry (above), Part 1 of a long poem on Love and also the Word – in the writing for the past year - titled overall ‘The Book of Assassination’. Sections to be posted sequentially in coming weeks. Also here is a poem by Fernando Pessoa (trans. David Butler), the enigmatic Portugese great (1888-1935), not only one of the major poets of the 20th-C but also with acute, disquietening relevance into the 21st. From ‘Selected Poems – Fernando Pessoa’ (Dedalus Press, Dublin, 2009). For locals who want to support the great Collected Works bookstore in Melbourne, buy it there. Both posted poems read this week at what was a truly excellent Gilgamesh Readings (Evening Star, South Melbourne, Mondays, 7.30 pm for 8 pm).
Meditating this Friday evening: I am running the meditation segment at the end of a new FREESTYLE ECSTATIC DANCE evening 2 November, evening start 7.30 pm (meditation approx 9.15-9.45); $15 entry. All welcome. At St. Columba’s Hall, 24 Glenhuntly Rd, Elwood (entrance via Normandy Rd.) Facebook META(morphosis)Dance.
Still reading to review ‘Money Shot – A Journey into Porn and Censorship’, Jeff Sparrow (Scribe). A truly outstanding must-read for anyone who wants to think about the phenomena of pornography in our lifetime.