I like short stories
Writers like Ray Carver in particular who blend the day to day flotsam of
life with intricately simple stories. The sort of stories, characters and
situations that stay with you for a long time. I like McCarthy, Lessing, Munroe and Australian authors like Robert Drewe, Elliot Perlman, Nam Le, Paddy O’Rielly, Margo Lanagan, Gerald Murnane, Frank Moorhouse, to name a few favorites, who also produce wonderfully stylish and poignant work. I think Haruki Murakami is a God and i also admire his countrymen Mishima, Yoshimoto and Yamada.

I like prose and poetry
I like to write expressions of ideas and thoughts and emotions that are
sometimes based around a character’s observations or experiences. Words
that try to distil the essence of a situation without clutter and cloying
detail. I like to support publications like “Meanjin”:http://meanjin.com.au
and others of its ilk.

I like music
Music that is contemporary and exciting and innovative. Anything really,
from the super cool Nordic jazz of Tord Gustavsen and the aussie superstars The Necks and Misinterpretato to the alt country-folk of Jordie Lane, Jen Cloher and Nathan Hollywood to the alternative rock of The Bad Seeds, The Holy Sea, Polly Harvey, Catpower and Kid Sam to the trip-hop of Portishead, Lamb and Zero 7… and lots in between. I think everyone in the world should go to a Dirty Three concert at least once in their lives.

I like the ocean
Actually i love the ocean and spend most of my time in or on it. I love its
multifaceted character and respect its moods and emotions. It is an
omnipotent presence that has no time for human foibles and its power and
magnitude is at once both daunting and inspirational.

I like redbubble
It is a rare treat to be able to read and view so much of all your amazing
work.

  • Joined: January 2009

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I like short stories / Writers like Ray Carver in particular who blend the day to day flotsam of life with intricately simple stories. The sort of stories, characters and situations that stay with you for a long time. I like Murakami, Rushdie and Ishiguro; Attwood and Lessing. I like Australian authors like Robert Drewe, Elliot Perlman, Paddy O’Rielly, Margo Lanagan, Gerald Murnane, Frank Moorhou…
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the perfect gift for a man..

was thrilled to be have a poem included in this important and worthwhile project.. / lots of really interesting, eclectic writing. / review link attached. / http://www.theperfectgiftforaman.com.au/2009/10/steve-biddulph-endorses-the-perfect-gift-for-a-man/
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the weather had changed

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