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Whitmore Press is delighted to announce that Lucy Todd’s debut poetry collection, Listening to the Mopokes Go, will be launched in Melbourne on 16th August. The details:
The Alderman (upstairs)134 Lygon St, Brunswick EastFriday 16th August, from 6.30pmLaunch by Cassandra Atherton – poet, novelist, critic and academic.
Lucy was the winner of the 2012 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize. All welcome.
August 08, 2013 in Poetry, Publishing, through the streets of your town | Permalink
"To those claiming "Twitter" (singular mass) is "this" or "that" (insert blanket generalisation), some perspective." (Simon Sellars @ballardian on Twitter.)
Tweetping offers visualisation of global Twitter usage in real time.
Make sure you have a look next time you're awake in the dead of the night. The world is twittering away while we (do not) sleep.
August 07, 2013 in digital projects, Social media, Web/Tech | Permalink
Now if I wanted to attend Texts In The City at the Wheeler Centre, as a Books 101 kind of thing, I guess I would. And usually I don't want to.But even without viewing them, and given that these sessions would be pitched to Year 12 students, I still think it's timely to recommend Alison Croggon talking about Wuthering Heights, and Josephine Rowe discussing Ray Carver's stories.
August 07, 2013 in Out and about, Readings, short fiction | Permalink
A seed library, in Ohio. (No returns, obviously.) Via the Melville House blog.
Also from Melville House, here is a fine slide show of some old New York bookshops. The first Scribner's was astonishing, was it not?
This compelling eulogy by Joanna Murray-Smith for her mother Nita was published on the Overland website in early July.
At Cordite, Geoff Page reviews Chris Wallace-Crabbe's New and Selected Poems.
Expanding the canon after death doesn't just happen in writing. Scholars and performers have revived some sonatas Beethoven wrote when he was 12, and 20, and added them to the 'iconic' 32. What this achieves, I do not like to guess.
August 07, 2013 in bookselling, Libraries matter, Music - history, reviews, Newsy stuff, Obituary, Poetry | Permalink