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THE NEON HUNGER
The sulk of taxis, the sound of jazz and high heels, the tidal
by Peter Bakowski
Luring and eroding. Here, in the city, in the city's hard
where menace and temptation hold the highest hands.
Enter the world of The Neon Hunger, by the Australian
poet Peter Bakowski.
with its bankrupt
on puddles and the
The Neon Hunger ($4) is a chapbook of poems, recently
published by Oel Press.
In 1996 Bakowski conducted a successful reading tour of Eastern
commencing with the launch, in Melbourne, of The Neon
With the recent awarding of a generous prize for his poetry,
he traveled to Rome, Italy
to continue research for his hard, urban noir
and to conduct many readings from London to Prague.
Now, back home in Australia, he will see his latest book
The Human Night published.
SHAPE AND SHADE
by Allan Brown
Oel Press is proud to publish this chap book ($4) of Allan
Poems with gentle allusions and in constant touch with Nature.
"Well, you listen (as well as possible) to the silence; and you
get an idea -- something comes to mind, as Stephen Spender put it;
and you try it and if it works, you keep it,
and if it doesn't, you don't and plough it under, build soil --
as Robert Frost in another context said -- or a muddier
bottom maybe, and listen some more, and go on listening
until basho's frog again plops into the old pond."
||So if each day dies with
the Jesuit tells) then what cost the
I skirmished how early this morning
and again the tree
resonant with everything not
That Never Wrote To Me
Jones Av. IV/3
"That Never Wrote To Me" is the title of a recently
special issue ($2) of Jones Av. A collection of contributor's work
in response to/for Emily Dickinson and Dorothy Livesay.
It features the work of 17 poets.
||I hold in my hand the gift of
see your wrinkled
smiling from the back cover,
"the woman I
is not what you
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