Friday, 12 October 2012

What I have been up to

Launching this blog now: which has been some time in the gestation and making. Go to ‘About’ above to see what I will be posting on. You can subscribe at right…Robust Debate Welcome. You can also cross to new, related Facebook page. Publishing and editing as Publisher at John Leonard Press a range of exceptional and eminent writers and poets. 2012 Releases: Robert Gray’s landmark Collected Poems - ‘Cumulus’; the late great Peter Steele’s Selected Essays - ‘Braiding the Voices’; Brook Emery’s poetry volume, ‘Collusion’; and Graeme Miles’ ‘Recurrence’. Writing a prose speculative-non-fiction book on spiritual perspectives on the feminine – just released – ‘The Divine Woman and the Twin Flame’. An article on the book – why I wrote it - is also posted here. Writing new poems and in final editing of a poetry volume for early 2013 publication, ‘The Book of Assassination’. The title follows the book’s long, long-line poem on love and the word. Poetry – others and mine, archival and new, Australian and international – will be posted regularly. Hosting this Monday, 15 October, 7.30 for 8 pm, a new reading/salon, Gilgamesh Readings. Featured writer is one of Australia’s finest poets Petra White. Free. At Evening Star, corner York and Cecil Sts, South Melbourne. Reading two extraordinary new releases, both world-class and both by Melbourne-based authors: the luminary literary prose of Alison Croggon in her new novel, ‘Black Spring’ (Walker Books), a rewrite on ‘Wuthering Heights’ among other things; and Jeff Sparrow’s narrative-journalistic ‘Money Shot – A Journey into Porn and Censorship’ (Scribe). Will also be posting on both. The blog has an ‘Inspire’ tag – about the work of others. Check a brilliant Australian-based initiative to provide tech-savvy downloadable apps which provide teenagers (and younger ones and adults if interested) with accessible, intelligent and practical short meditations about mindfulness. I’ve been practising the first one – highly commend the site and not for profit project: go to: smiling mind

No comments:

Post a Comment