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Mix Equal Parts Dr Johnson and Ambrose Bierce

Add a little sulphur, and you get something like the following pastiche of The Devil’s Dictionary.  Enjoy as you will . . . from Arena Magazine for September. Devil’s Dictionary Supplement

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And a Good Time Was Had by All

Many thanks to Maria Dahvana Headley, the Melbourne Writers Festival and the fabulous audience (and my friends and family among them!)  for helping to make our discussion of her novel, The Mere Wife, such a joy. photos by Bec DiNapoli

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Eal is læne

Or, in modern English (sort of), ‘All things must pass’.  The old site of Flinders Books, where once I passed myself off as a bookseller, has reverted to form (after a fashion) from a Bon Bon Bakers to a Book … Continue reading

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The Melbourne Writers Festival Update

The session I’ve been asked to participate in, which centres on Maria Dahvana Headley’s modern adaptation of Beowulf, a novel titled The Mere Wife, will be taking place in a different venue than first publicised.  Here’s the program entry: Maria Dahvana Headley: … Continue reading

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Some New Shots of New Me

Some not so new!  But the me is . . .

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A Few More Poems for Arena Magazine

A trio of shorts in Arena Magazine Arena-Poems-June-2018

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The Melbourne Writers Festival: Update

Here’s a schedule-update for the panel-discussion of the new Beowulf-inspired novel by Maria Dahvana Headley,  The Mere Wife, on which I will be a contributor.  It will happen in ACMI Cinema 1 at Federation Square, Sunday 26 August at 10 am.

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The MLS Refectory: One-Off Cancellation

The upcoming session for Wednesday 6 June has been cancelled, because I have an out-of-town teaching  commitment.  Apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience, but we’ll be back to our usual weekly schedule from Wednesday 13 June, at our usual time … Continue reading

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Got a Gig of Sorts

Big thanks to Felix Nobis and Marieke Hardy for inviting me to take part in a discussion of the forthcoming novel, The Mere Wife, by Maria Dahvana Headley at the Melbourne Writers Festival in August. The story re-imagines  Beowulf in the setting … Continue reading

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Better Late Than Never

Here’s a PDF of my write-up of my keynote address for the conference of the Australian Early Medieval Association last year, which just got published in the Association’s annual journal.  I tried to have some fun . . . Patchy … Continue reading

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