To shave or not to shave, is this still a question?

Photo of author by S Curtis, Collingwood, 1986. A conversation within an online writing group brought this poem to mind. The discussion was about body hair, and how the ‘brazilian’, in particular, has become so popular amongst young women. (Conversely, I recall the 1970s, when the Melbourne pop station 3AK ran a promotion ‘3AK Where […]

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Prose poem #1 – from 1987

In 1987 I was invited by poet Tim Thorne to attend the Tasmanian Poetry festival in Launceston in 1987.  Looking back on it now, I was just a bit lucky, after only three years’ serious involvement in Oz Poetry, to be put on the programme alongside such luminaries as the late Gwen Harwood, Dorothy Porter, […]

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Rebecca Watts, Gary Longden and Me

Header Photo:  ‘Apples and Snakes: Raw and Biting Cabaret Poetry’, Pluto Press, London, 1984;  ‘In the Pink: the Raving Beauties Choose Poems From the Show and Many More’, The Women’s Press, London, 1983. A year ago I had a very nuanced and worthwhile discussion online with the British Poet Gary Longden. Gary had responded to a […]

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