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troublemag | November 24, 2017

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BED, TRAIN, DESK, TRAIN, BED

August 1, 2016 |

MONDAY It never quite makes sense. The act of turning up at a desk five days a week, followed by the arrival of money in my bank account seems strangely disconnected. As with birth and death – how … Read More

A Glass of Wink

June 3, 2016 |

by Darby Hudson  

 

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Occasionally

May 2, 2016 |

 

I just want to be with someone new

in a train

on a wet night

where the inside light reflects me

in a stranger’s eyes from across the isle

whose waiting aches back

from nowhere to … Read More

Teaspoon Full

April 2, 2016 |

 

It’s been passed down

not like a WW2 sibling’s shrunken jumper

to make ends meet in this then innocent country

but a curio of words that squeezed

between the searchlights under the wires

holding its breath … Read More

Darby Hudson: Job Interview

February 2, 2016 |

   

See also – darbyhudson.com

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Stralian Stories: Billy Marshall-Stoneking

November 2, 2013 |

 

by Neil Boyack

 

Singing the Snake & Cultural Competence

 

Rarely is a collection of poems and vignettes so complete in its form with regards to cultural breadth, style, content, political shade and vigour. When I first read Singing … Read More

Stralian Stories – Coral Hull: the patron saint of Australian poetry

October 3, 2013 |

 

by Neil Boyack

 

 

When you read Coral Hull’s work you get a sense fairly quickly that she stands for things, and that she has experienced life outside the mainstream in situations that beckon risk.  These events have … Read More