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January 2020 — writing+art /poetry /painting /books /video

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Davide ANGELO /poetry

Davide Angelo’s poems have appeared in Cordite Poetry Review, Overland, WA Poets Inc, Visible Ink, and elsewhere. In 2019 he was awarded Second Prize in the Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Prize, long-listed for the University of Canberra Vice Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize and received a Highly Commended in the Ros Spencer Poetry Prize. He lives in Bendigo, Victoria.

James WALTON /poetry

James Walton was a librarian, a farm laborer, and mostly a public sector union official. He is published in many anthologies, journals, and newspapers. He has been shortlisted for the ACU National Literature Prize, the MPU International Prize, The William Wantling Prize, the James Tate Prize, and is a winner of the Raw Art Review Chapbook Competition. His poetry collections include The Leviathan’s Apprentice (Publish and Print, UK 2015), Walking Through Fences (ASM & Cerberus Press, 2018) Unstill Mosaics (Busybird, 2019), and Abandoned Soliloquies (Uncollected Press, 2019).

Leviathan's Apprentice on Amazon

Unstill Mosaics on Amazon

The Raw Art Review

Anne CASEY /poetry

Originally from the west of Ireland and living in Sydney, Anne Casey is author of two poetry collections—where the lost things go (Salmon Poetry 2017, 2nd ed 2018) and out of emptied cups (Salmon Poetry, 2019). Anne has worked for 30 years as a journalist, magazine editor, media communications director and legal author. Her writing and poetry rank in leading national daily newspaper, The Irish Times' ‘Most-Read’ and are widely published internationally—The Irish Times, Entropy, apt, Murmur House, Quiddity, Barzakh (State University of New York), DASH (California State University), FourXFour (Poetry Northern Ireland), Cordite, The Canberra Times, Verity La and Plumwood Mountain among others. Anne’s poetry has won/shortlisted for awards in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the USA, the UK, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia. She is Senior Poetry Editor of Other Terrain Journal and Backstory Journal (Swinburne University, Melbourne) and sits on numerous literary advisory boards.

Listen to Anne CASEY…

Susan WALD /artist

« My language is paint. I speak through the medium of paint and ink, pencil and pastel. This is a language I am always learning, a language of challenge and a language of love, where I try to express my thoughts and responses to the world around me, bear witness to the actions of mankind and the wonder and beauty of the land.

This land speaks to me, speaks of its ancient presence, of the justice and injustice it has witnessed, the rich oasis that was ours to nurture. We ravaged it, murdered and displaced its indigenous peoples, poisoned it with chemicals, tore down the trees and made extinct so many of its animals, plants and insects. The land gave to us so that we would take what we need, not more. Now we face our own extinction.

Painting is a passion and a refuge. My hope is that I have something to say and something to give, that I can be heard and can communicate through the language of my paint. »

—Susan Wald, January 2020

The paintings and monotypes of Susan Wald's exhibition at the Mildura Arts Centre (March 2020)

Paintings in the exhibition 'MUNGO' at the Mildura Arts Centre, March 2020.
Installation view of the 'MUNGO' exhibition.
Monoprints from the 'MUNGO' exhibition.

Bruce PASCOE

From the TripleR website…

Journalist Rick Morton on Dark Emu and Andrew Bolt…

Andrew Bolt’s column in The Herald Sun recently sought to undermine author Bruce Pascoe and the factual integrity of his book Dark Emu. Bolt’s supposed ‘fact-check’ of Pascoe’s work left many, including senior reporter for The Saturday Paper Rick Morton, scratching their heads. Who fact-checks the fact-checkers? On The Mission, Rick discusses how two days of research led to Bolt’s ‘egregiously wrong set of columns’ and history of attacks against Bruce Pascoe being exposed. ‘It didn’t take long,’ Rick says. ‘[Bolt] isn’t interested in the details because he got many of them wrong himself.’ By Rick’s assessment, Bolt seems ‘very keen’ to preserve prevailing views on Australia’s Indigenous history and avoid those that might vilify colonialisation. ‘History evolves with our understanding of it… but it should not happen at the hands of someone who doesn’t understand what they’re talking about.’

The full RRR interview, 24 minutes

Bruce Pascoe's book is available on Amazon

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Masthead image is Walls of China 2019, oil on linen, 144 x 138 cm, by Susan Wald.

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