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Friday, January 23, 2015

Air New Zealand Safety Video! (4 mins viewing.....)

Now this is one airline safety-video that is NOT boring.  Enjoy.
For those who watched the Hobbit,  
Must have cost a fortune.

US Poetry Month Poster

poster gallery

Each April, the Academy of American Poets creates and distributes—for free—over 120,000 copies of the current National Poetry Month posters to U.S. schools, libraries, bookstores, and community centers to help promote the month-long celebration.
Select National Poetry Month posters from previous years are available at the Poets Shop for $5 each while supplies last.
This year’s poster was designed by 2014 National Book Award finalist and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. It features a line of poetry from Mark Strand’s “Eating Poetry.” 

...and how many of their parts publish promote or recognize Poetry?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

$100 Cash Poetry Prize at The Dan

Competition Day@TheDan. 

Dan O'Connell Hotel  225 Canning St, Carlton, Carlton, Victoria, Australia 3053

Here is what you need to know:

One Winner, One Prize.
FREE entry

Time Limit is 5mins 
That's the limit, if your poems goes for less than the 5min LIMIT, that's ok


NO instruments, if lyrics are your thing, fine, read them as spoken word.

Reading a poem from paper is ok, most poets do this.

The open mic competition blackboard opens at 2pm,
the competition starts at 2.30pm

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Here's a home for yr Unusual Work

“unusual work” from collective effort press – edited by PiO, seeks submissions of experimental poetry, prose, pictures, paintings, photographs, sketches, sculpture, art, ideas, politics, and anything else starting with abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

works submitted must NOT appear on the internet and remain the copyright of the magazine. payment = one free copy per contributor.

a bi-annual A5 magazine, unusual work is available by subscription $30 for 3 issues. cheques, cash or money order payable to 

collective effort press
p.o. box 2430 
gpo melbourne 3001
Remember to enclose a stamped self addressed envelope with your submission. Think quirky, droll, or witty. Think experimental, think avant-garde, concrete or shape. Have some fun. The more “unusual” the better. 

Canberra Jazz News - The South African Project.

Hello Jazz in Concert at The Gods supporters

Welcome to 2015. It's just over a fortnight to the first concert of the year featuring Mark Ginsburg — The South African Project. It's a top line-up performing the music of the great South African jazz composers including Abdullah Ibrahim / Dollar Brand, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Bheki Mseleku, and the like. It features: Mark Ginsburg (saxophones) Eamon Dilworth  (trumpet / flugelhorn), Judy Campbell (voice), Ryan Grogan (piano), Brendan Clark Jr (bass) and Dave Goodman (drums). Not a night to be missed.

Bookings on 6248 5538 or email Jaye and Katie at
Dinner at new time of 6.00; music starts at 7.30; non-eating seats can be booked but eating keeps the Gods in business.

Owing to lack of artsACT support, admissions are now $22/$15 concessions.You'll be getting your money's worth, fear not!

Saturday, January 17, 2015


University of Toronto Quarterly

Vol. 47 (1977) through current issue
University of Toronto Press Quarterly publishes interdisciplinary articles and reviews of international repute in English and French. This interdisciplinary approach provides a depth and quality to the journal that attracts both general readers and specialists from across the humanities. The Letters in Canada issue, published each winter, contains reviews of the previous year s work in Canadian fiction, poetry, drama, translations, and works in the humanities. Many of the recent issues have included over 650 pages of the years work in creative writing and scholarship! Published quarterly.

Current Issue: Volume 83, Number 4, Fall 2014

University of Toronto Quarterly archive - 1977-2015 - available on Project

— 39 volumes, 150+ issues and more than 1200 articles and reviews —


Friday, January 16, 2015


unpowered site
newspaper pages
fill the sky

- Jade Pisani

BONES Haiku submission now open

BONES' submission period starting:
January 15 - February 15, 2015
in the meantime enjoy one by Colin Stewart Jones from no 2
See the particulars at: