THE REVENGE OF GENRES – Contemporary Australian A…

The curatorial rationale seeks to subvert the notion of ‘genre’

Grafiek nu

Grafiek nu is an annual exibition of Dutch contemporary Graphic Art.


The poem is made of 63 titles from a total 254 artworks

Dream Collector.

Moving upward to the medial pre-optic area.


Like tax on a fly.


OUT OF LATVIA / [Sunday Telegraph’s title] / Riga is the colour of the Eastern bloc, like nougat kicked around in a gutter. Beyond t…


It’s night, when one needs love like blood, / And a city is an iceberg of lights, / The air throbs, roars like a distant bear. / The finger…

Strange Thing.

That strange thing.

To Want

I wanted to write about how dark my past has been. I wanted to but didn’t know how or what to say, for so dark and alone I felt at th…

Turner Prize 2013

The Turner Prize 2013

The Snag

he is exhausted, unable to keep up with sang expectations, can he be blamed?? / There aren’t many vegetarian, scrabble-playing astrologists…

L’Aboriginal Festival and will take place i…

Première édition du festival sur la culture Aborigène (affiche dans le blog). / Durant 4 jours, du 26 au 29 février 2008, la culture aborig…

Haiku 2 – Divorce

divorce - / shattered / dreams

Current writing present time


Haiku 19 – hairdresser

talking / hairdresser trims — / snips

Haiku 20 – one way

changing direction / one way street — / police car

Paper chase (Contemporary Haiku)

Stark, new, / fresh, sheets / -toilet paper.

Squares and Stairs

Squares and stairs / angles and bears / Whenever I walk down the street / I’m ever so careful who I meet

Haiku 21 – ball

playing soccer / ball misses goal — / smashes window

Haiku 4 – drink

carbonated / bubbles / burst

My haiku course notes – can they help you t…

There are two elements to writing a haiku. / a)phrase – the set up (usually over 2 lines) / b)fragment – the revelation (often …

Contemporary Fix

The fire in my mind is cooking up an empty dish / Replaying my favourite desolation clips / From when your back is being whipped / My grave…

The Whore of Western Europe (a poem of contempora…

This city once knew herself / While the World waged wars of indifference / From the Crimea to the Adriatic / And she knew of nothing bette…

Haiku 27 – washing

washing machine / clean clothes wet — / key

Haiku 22 – goodbye

marriage / lovers say goodbye / divorce

Solitude, insignificance & battery hens- An i…

From the phrases Jo is using, I get the sense that she considers herself to have a certain ‘possession’ of the sea outside our window- it’s…


you laugh sardonic / in the voice of the wind / i can’t walk out anywhere / without tripping over shards of you

The Rain is Coming

Storm clouds gather / on the edge of the horizon / - the birds are gone.

To Understand

Often too long waiting for things to happen / sitting on nothing, maybe phones might ring. / Live by the sea hear shells call you home / an…

The Death of Realism

The world echoed horror today / Two towers crashed, and then lightning came.

Haiku 28 – school

school work / bell chimes — / ice-cream

Midnight City.

Like shrinking fresh Auwschwitz lampshades.



Sociopaths aka when I was hysterically stupid.

just read the damn thing

Bloodstains on my soul

You know the score. I don’t do juicy bits, only in person…

Leaning Against Myself

Further I go, I see with no eyes.


She is and is not / the eye and the I / the err and the air

Within the Heart

A poem

The Body Electric

I wanted to die and go to heaven. Some things are just better than / others she said. My mouth grinned with delight. / I said alright. We g…


….once upon a time….when I believed in Santa Claus….where being a boy meant “snakes and snails and puppy dog’ s tails” and being a girl mea…

Aren’t you? Me too—See we are so much…

Now I am in my garden / I’m singing this song / Made a list this evening / It’s important…

Excerpt – A Valentine’s Gift for Tori

“What do you want for V-day, sweetheart?” / Tori regarded her husband. He didn’t even look at her when he’d asked the question. Instead, …

Patchwork and Gizzards

It’s hard not to be a little bit influenced by Halloween with all the photos up around FB lately. I don’t celebrate Halloween …

The Promenade

Hours seemed to pass by very quickly underneath the glare of the golden sun. It sped across the sky, lowering toward the horizon and changi…

This B nation

God is far and few. I will die watching the T.V tube. I losing my face, / my cause, my grace, the revolution slow to move as aging sets in.

The Contemporary Gargoyle

I sat up there / in the heavy morning mist. / a whole city below / where the cars become / horsecarts / a city like Paris / in medieval tim…

Unfinished Symphony

my life, my future

The Leaf

The Leaf

Bank Holiday Wednesday.

in already ghostly paths following them, / at home my dad cried


There are references to sex in here…. come and find it


“naming notions / as if they were separate.”

Releasing Angels

“It growls / through the night / like a wounded / cougar”

The Senate of the Universe

Celestial bodies up on high / Guardians of the soul / Observers in our night sky / Speckled both new and old / Preservers of a balanced way…



Only For You

In your eyes stars twinkle / In your voice muses sing / In your smile beauty shines / In your lips love entwines / In your fingers rests de…


a part of me is slipping out between the cracks of everything

the contemporary temporary

memories, they run, / how disturbingly sad / when memories / are enemies / old times, good times / decorated with streamers / and that awfu…

“The Contemporary Predicament of Thought…

I am a tattoo of America and an artifact of Christian morality / Not by choice / By the inevitable impact of previous generation’s fl…

He’ll Never Be Me

You can say you love him, / Truly, / You can say you love him, / Madly, / You can say you love him, / Deeply, / But no matter how bad you k…

contemporary music

processed cheeses / now in edible wrappers / filler in our cereal / un-cerebral music / to eat by / chords too clean / notes made of dollar…

Contemporary Fix

The fire in my mind is cooking up an empty dish / Replaying your favourite desolation clips / From when my back was being whipped / Graveya…

Contemporary Woman

Selling thoughts of sex yet not realising / Just following the fashion of today / Demeaning themselves for a stray glance / Of men who to t…

Insubstantial [10-26-2010]

Why does everything seem so surreal? / Why do I wish to be in worlds away? / These tornado sirens are like warning signals / to my subconsc…


Who you choose to love makes little difference to me. That, in a world where honour seems to diminish by the moment and, surrounded and out…

Turner Prize 2012 – Thoughts and Reflections

A few people sit around me, all is dark and silent as we wait and, before the film even begins, I feel as though it’s starting to speak to …

The Devil’s Stream

the devil’s stream

No More Than Lost

When it’s stormy inside, / And hopeless to wake. / When the demons prowl / And muddy clear water / Messages to keep simple, / Hold tight, d…

A Posy of Violets

no sound was heard from the summer-house. Then he moved to look inside, and there… he could see… In the summer-house, on a broad bench, a y…



American Dream (J J: The Contemporary Romantic)

This short story reveals a suicide note of an adolescent from the United States

Contemporary Linguistics

My speech holds so much meaning / Thrown, inflicted, pushed, attached to terms / that have always been endlessly open / but how they have b…

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