Tag: Corey Wakeling

December Monthly Blogger – Best Southerly Blogs of 2016

Many thanks to Nic Low for a fantastic month of blogging. To see out 2016, this month we’re featuring some of our most visited blogs posts of the year. We’ll be back in January 2017 with more great blogs and bloggers, beginning with Roanna Gonsalves author of The Permanent Resident.    2016 in review: Luke Beesley, ‘Poets in Cars, An Interview with Nicholas Powell‘ Eileen Chong, ‘Eileen Chong Interviews Eileen Chong‘ Kate Fagan, ‘Into the Interior‘ Liam Ferney, ‘10 outrageous things that happened in poetry in 2015. You won’t believe what number 6 is!‘ Nic Low, ‘The secret history of Australia’s…

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The Ham Actor

by Corey Wakeling 1. A secret to admit. I’ve been writing novels lately, but only as a bellows to an unlit fire. The tinder of poetry hasn’t taken for almost a year, shooting a few sparks in the last week, but otherwise perfectly unlit since February 2015 when I moved from my home of six years, Melbourne, to Western Japan. Initially when I arrived here last year I wrote poetry kind of desperately. Because of a month’s window of free time but also due to unexplainable bodily malaise, I was feeling mortally determined to preserve what thinking was immediately at…

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Sustaining Speechlessness

by Corey Wakeling It’s no surprise that the first approach to writing about the birth of a child is usually sentiment. Sentiment tries to respond to, though not exhaust or compare with, the gravity of the inception of new life. When the child is yours, that is, belonging to a category you can call “family”, one proposes to do justice to that gravity, to build a structure Atlas-like enough to sit the infant on, perched like a parrot, to talk back to the impending future. The inherent power of words like brotherhood, sisterhood, family, ancestor, care, even love, are predicated…

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Misanthropology: foreword to a speculative study of disgust for the Age of the Anthropocene

by Corey Wakeling here is how to loot a grocery store here is how to levitate the Pentagon. Sappho Sappho Sappho not by chanting. Joshua Clover and Juliana Spahr, #Misanthropocene (found here: http://communeeditions.com/misanthropocene/) Unlike works of conceptual writing that one way or another reiterate Anthropocene triumph – gladly in 2015 we saw those bIand glorifications of a capitalist view of technology, information, and the body under the name of “Conceptual Writing” called out for the garbage accrued – poetic projects which have foregrounded the conceptual using new media in the second decade of the twenty-first century in a broader sense…

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3.1.5.

by Corey Wakeling 3. David Jones * * from the Oxford English Dictionary baldachin, n. 2. A structure in the form of a canopy, either supported on columns, suspended from the roof, or projecting from the wall, placed above an altar, throne, or door-way; so called as having been originally of the material described in prec. sense. etymology: < French baldaquin, Spanish baldaquin, Italian baldacchino, in medieval Latin baldakinus , -ekinus , baudaquinus , -ekinus , < Baldacco , Italian form of Bagdad , the city in Asia where the material was made. David Jones, name of poet of In…

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January monthly blogger – Corey Wakeling!

A huge thanks to Liam Ferney for finishing 2015 with his excellent, thoughtful posts. Our first blogger for 2016 is Corey Wakeling. His bio is below. Corey Wakeling is the author of two books of poetry, most recently Goad Omen (Giramondo 2013), and co-editor of anthology Outcrop: radical Australian poetry of land (Black Rider Press 2013). His poetry features regularly in publications international and local, and has been described as “doomed”, “hubristic” (Peter Keneally, The Australian), “delirious” (Ali Jane Smith, Southerly) a “millennial threat” (Duncan Hose, Rochford Street Review), and as “a new music, and a new awareness” (Philip Mead,…

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