“London”  by Kevin Hart

“London” by Kevin Hart

London   You take a trip to London for a laugh And in a brawling boozy sleep you dream The Queen has kicked the bucket. “Treachery!”   They scream, and soon enough some stiff old gent With scratchy wig roars out, “Off with his head!” (Then whispers, “Nothing...
John Watson: “David Brooks in Slovenia”

John Watson: “David Brooks in Slovenia”

Words || John Watson  ‘Swimming when the bell strikes five’: The bell shakes drops into the sea, The fifth finds me, as ever, there. Swallows like jets on swooping raids Sky-larking in the pulsing air “Make my head their conning tower.’ Then...
The Sheep That I Am

The Sheep That I Am

This piece is from the Long Paddock series for 78.1 Festschrift: David Brooks  The Sheep That I am By Orpheus (Pumpkin) Merino [Transcribed into human language by Teya Brooks Pribac] ‘What is a vegan?’ I asked mum. She told us that that kind lady, Michelle, who always...
Geoff Page: Letter to David Brooks

Geoff Page: Letter to David Brooks

Dear David As someone who grew up on a cattle station and still (very occasionally) eats red meat, I’ve been reading your article, ‘The Fallacies”, in the latest Southerly with considerable interest. I agree that the“fallacies” you identify there can actually be quite...
Rethinking Voss || Jonathan Dunk

Rethinking Voss || Jonathan Dunk

Increasingly I think that the best kinds of writing about literature estrange it: illuminate its singularities through the performance of reading. So there’s a sense in which a ‘case for’ any particular novel is inherently pyrrhic. That said, where Patrick White’s...
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