Quick post to announce the full release of Full Stop Podcast Episode #9, in which Kyle Coma-Thompson and I talk about our book, 926 Years, Sublunary Editions, how we met and more.
I wrote about the podcast episode and how it came about.
Listen over at Full Stop.
With thanks again to Max and Jesse.
This is the recording of a reading from 27 August 2018 of my short story Faulkner On The Balcony, originally published in Burning House Press.
Forgot about it, don’t remember why I made it, but found it the other day in my voice memos.
I have a piece in the January 2019 edition of RIC Journal titled Poem for the Dead Man.
Thought I could leave the dead man behind… This could only have been published by RIC.
I’m deeply thankful to S – as usual.
My short story or fragment Sundown has been published in the final edition of RIC Journal for 2018. It’s always always a serious pleasure to be in RIC, a singular journal that continues to do its very own thing. Long may that continue.
With thanks to S, as usual.
Wrote a few things I probably shouldn’t have while in Melbourne last month for Burning House Press’s September, impressions of home edition. It’s a story now – called Faulkner on the Balcony.
With thanks and gratitude to Rachael.
Delighted to have a new piece of fiction titled Stone Fur Skin Fish Blood up at Fluland. It’s also been added to the Featured section on the site!
The idea for this piece – a palmful of fragments coughed up by the subconscious – came to me at 4am while staying at a friend’s house in Canberra.
My short story The Deadest Man in the Underworld has been published in RIC Journal.
What should and shouldn’t I say about this piece? Wrote it in a frenzy. Or put the pieces together in a frenzy. Maybe it shows, maybe that’s a good thing, I don’t know. Been wanting to contribute to RIC again for some time but didn’t have the right thing. But then this, so.
Big thanks to Saudamini – for supporting, humouring and, in other words, publishing me.
Visual Verse does this thing where on the first day of every month they post an image. They then ask for responses to the image – either poetry or prose, up to 500 words, written in an hour.
Way back in March of 2014 I wrote What the Sheep Thinks of the Sky in response to that month’s image – a drawing of a pile of dead birds. Wrote it while on a trip to Melbourne, in the reading room of the State Library of Victoria. It was a memorable writing experience (not sure I can say that about many writing experiences…); there’s something cleansing and invigorating about the process – of working with a time limit, and a word limit, and walking away from it once you’ve hit “Submit”.
Anyway, on a warm night at the start of this month, I wrote Good Luck with the Arseholes while sitting by the balcony, door pulled right open.
My short story Selected passages from the diary of P has been published by Fanzine.
The story is related, directly, formally, to my writing on Kay Boyle in The Scofield, and thematically to Hellhole, published by Black Sun Lit. I think. I don’t know; the story meets, to my mind, at a point somewhere between the two.
With thanks to Blake Butler.
My short story ‘Our Hero Explains’ appears in the Ex-Stasis issue of Vestiges, the irregular journal published by Black Sun Lit.
‘Our Hero Explains’ is a somewhat strange story for me; indeed, it’s been some time since I have even had reason to look at it. But some of the evocations – the location our hero gives his lesson, a place of ancient ritual, and then the oasis he takes his battle-weary soldiers to – remain with me, vivid. In other words, it’s a departure from what seems to be my usual theme of small dramas in suburban neighbourhoods. It’s also very pleasant to be back in print, and side by side with the work of talented friends, acquaintances and other writers I admire; big thanks to the BSL editors for making it happen.
View the Editors’ Note, previews and purchasing details.