Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Delinquent Magazine issue 17 out now

W.M. Keck Observatory/NASA/JPL-G.Orton

Above is a "mosaic false-colour image of thermal heat emission from Saturn and its rings taken on February 4, 2004, with the Keck I telescope at 17.65 micron wavelengths. The black square at 4 o'clock represents missing data."

And in other news...“issue seventeen wears a bowler hat and lipstick.

issue seventeen of the delinquent is now out.


Christina Thatcher, Ian Mole, James B. Nicola, Andrew Galan, Graham Buchan, DilRahmon, Jack Miller, Caroline Vero, Charles Portolano, Peter Ebsworth, Daniel Adey, David Mac, Francesca Borrelli, Jeremy Quinn, Chris Jackson, Richard Byron Johnson, John Clarke, Anthony Arnott, M. A. Schaffner, Paul Birtill, Laura Madeline Wiseman, Ryan Sharp, Zdravka Evtimova, Ray Blake, Ruth Hobson, Judy Katz-Levine, Christopher Anthony Leibow, Ben Jellicoe, Dominique Golden, Steven Loton, Christopher Barnes, Mark Blayney, Frederick Pollack, Jacob Edwards, Tom Oristaglio, Grzegorz Wr√≥blewski, Stephen Ramsey, Jason King, Marianne MacRae, Sean Ulman, Jim Davis, Nicholas Francis, Clive Donovan, Michael H. Brownstein, Patrizia Longhitano, Rob Stuart, B. D. Fischer, Tom Stenton, Ted Jean, Geoffrey Loe, Hannah Fairhead, Ian Sanquist, John McKeown, Chris Kelso, Gareth Writer-Davies, Idris Pavieu, Ryan J. Davidson, Dave Migman, Charles Pitter, Kyle Ferguson, Winston Plowes, John Short, Mark Plummer, and artwork by Eleanor Leonne Bennett.” 

The Delinquent issue 17
I am in that list. 

This magazine is available as an Amazon Kindle ebook, print & pdf versions are available from lulu

Saturday, April 14, 2012

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! @ The Phoenix, 730PM Wednesday 18 April

The 18 April 2012

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is a poetry slam.


Welcome to the BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! invitation
And you know what that means
But probably won’t be
That means two minutes, a microphone, a stage, five judges, an audience, The Score Adder, and THE MASTER OF CONFLICT
All so you can perform, listen, ignore or drink to
original material
with no props
Or not
Whatever that means

Now, just so you all know, we at BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! are not content to provide you with the opportunity to perform, listen, ignore or drink to


this month we bring you two feature acts too

direct from sunny across the border
He is your hometown, my hometown, their hometown
with a split mix-tape
So don’t slop when you eat ‘cause he will be blowing things apart
with some real real voodoo
One Man Bandito
not your fake voodoo
He is

And, because like above we said we have two feature acts
this is the number two feature act (but not in a pejorative sense):

Eddy Burger is a writer of funny and experimental poetry, spoken word, stories and short plays. He is an anti realist, absurdist and champion of the imagination. His work has been published in journals and CD anthologies, including Unusual Work, Cordite, Meanjin, Going Down Swinging and Voiceprints, and he has had chapbooks published by the Melbourne Poets Union and Small Change Press. Eddy has been a regular feature on the spoken word stage for over 15 years and is a past winner of the Melbourne Fringe Festival Spoken Word Award.

So be at the Phoenix Pub with your original material, your no props, your McSlam happy meal, your two minutes, your audience of faces, your legs flapping, your kung fu in the bedroom moves, your liquorice all-sorts for poetry, for your MCs Andrew Galan and JACINTA, for your chance to drink and listen to EDDY BURGER and BACON CAKES! FOR THE CHANCE TO YELL A NUMBER THAT IS ten or NEGATIVE INFINITY be at BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

Really, McSlam time
in the interchange

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Words and pictures

MAYDAY magazine has published the poem
Wrong Side of the Road.

MAYDAY magazine

They have also published a series of artworks. one piece includes a tank; the art is not by me.

Meanwhile Geoff Manaugh, on his BLDBLOG, writes about intelligent geotextiles (which are not talking teacloths) that:

"The "perimeter detection ring" examined above, for instance, would instead be used to repel or otherwise blind "intruding" UAVs* and UGVs**; this could be used for everything from keeping a foreign power's drones out of your sovereign airspace to preventing the IRS*** from flying drones over your suburb for property tax purposes."

Tablecloths against taxes!

And that: "What appears to be a garden is a computational geotextile interacting with driverless ground vehicles miles away."

Blankets for road-works!

Being that “In mythological terms, this would be the geotextile as talisman, or terrestrial ring of protection.

Tomato shade solution against illegal aliens!

Go read some poetry at MAYDAY magazine.

UGV and shell

*Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
**Unmanned Ground Vehicles
*** American for all things we hate about government

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

6-8 April at the National Folk Festival

These are my gigs

Friday @ the Majestic

Slam Poets v Bush Poets - a poetry slam grudge match

This is bush poet werewolf me

Lost in the Harbour - a poetry showcase

Saturday @ the Majestic 

I’ll Shoot the Moon - a poetry showcase

Gesticulation is the real winner (the-riotact.com)

Sunday @ the Majestic

A poetry workshop facilitated by me with assistance from The Tragic Troubadours and Julian Fleetwood.

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! - a poetry slam


The Last Poetry Supper - a poetry open mic

The Tragic Troubadours

On Friday and Saturday evenings The Tragic Troubadours will be outside the Majestic performing, by request, poetry for people waiting in line.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

31 March 2012: the Red Bellied Black Hearts v the Brindabelters @ South Cross Stadium, Canberra

A 160 to 80 point blood bath was what the Red Bellied Black Hearts poured for the Brindabelters in the opening bout of the 2012 Canberra Roller Derby season.

Roulette Rouge, Bambi Von Smasher and Faunacat, ably supported by the Behemoth, showed the depth of the Red Bellied Black Hearts squad and controlled the majority of the bout.

Shaggle Frock and the Brindabelters had no answer; initial efforts at a slow pack to provide opportunity to power into points didnt pay-off and the best Brindabelters' breaks didnt add up to remaining in sight of the Black Hearts' jam booty, even the Dali Slamers vocal and reaching defence didnt have an impact.

Throughout the bout some of the referees barely kept on their skates and at times lost focus. The Brindabelters tried to capitalise on this by stretching the pack out of shape to hunt for the Black Hearts jammers, but still the Belters were swamped by their opponents rampage.

The referees eventually got their game on leading to a pile-up of sin binned Brindabelters, including Ova Bearing and the Dalai who could have been binned more times had the refs focussed eyes earlier.

At the final jam the best team won, the Brindabelters putting up little effective fight as they were pushed off the plank. The Surly Griffins and the BlacknBlue Belles better have more depth in offence and defence or the Red Bellied Black Hearts are going to swab the poop deck with them.