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Our projects are undertaken on whimsy, just for the joy of it,
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by Annie DRUM
Released May 1st 2016
Today I am a tree, tall and alive, with sap crystals on my body. The wind is strong but I sway with it, we are the same. My trunk is wide and my jewels wink and glint in the sun. People walk by and never see me amongst the other trees. A little way up the street is James Owen, he is also a tree. That's where he went, you see. I smile at him, and he waves a branch at me.
Proudly announcing our most recent publications:
Shots from the Chamber
An anthology of peoms by the Chamber Poets
A choir of voices straight from the warm, friendly afternoons at Chamber Poets in Woodend, Central Victoria. Both well-known and emerging poets sing of home life, family memories, literary and historic moments, serving up comedy and tragedy in varied poetic forms.
This collection of deliciously dark & delightfully readable short stories introduces a new voice to Australian Literature. These stories explore altered states of reason and sensibility arising from real and recognisable emotions - grief, lust, loneliness, regret - with just a little magical thinking to stop us in our tracks. Drum's sorties into states of madness are so eloquent they make sanity seem foolish!
Launched at the 2016 Clunes Booktown, 10th anniversary festival by Neil Boyack. Copies are available directly from the author - Pomonal Publishing is strictly not for profit.
Available from 11th June 2016
. . . and many more
Argot: cant, slang, jargon, vernacular, idiom, patter, patois -
In this collection of poems, Christopher Konrad explores the domain of the personal, perhaps even secret speech; the half hidden languages derived from culture, family, and desire. Employing that slippage of language which only poetry can properly convey - the liminal, free-floating structure of the written or spoken word - enabling it to be just what we make of it, moment by moment, in a changing emotional, cultural, linguistic and historical context.
Roland Leach, poet and proprietor of Sunrise Press, says: Argot is a great collection; an erudite collection in fact. So many new angles … the number of forms used and everything seemed unexpected and a surprise.