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August 27, 2012

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Rock N' Roll Women

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Women – Portraits of a Generation” (New poems by Jonah Raskin)

It’s as if you can almost hear Jonah Raskin performing these poems, whipping up the audience into a frenzy; didn’t Walt Whitman say that “to have great poets, there must be great audiences”?

Books, Interviews, Reviews, Writers
God's Autobio

Review of God’s Autobio

I know Rolli has achieved greatness in “God’s Autobio” because from time to time he conjures up the spirit of La Fontaine’s Fables, and these are classics of French literature. However it probably says something altogether different about the reviewer that one of the stories, “Von Claire and the Tiger”, makes him think of another book – children’s classic “The Tiger Who Came To Tea”, because Rolli’s tiger story seems something like an equivalent tale for adults.

Books, Interviews, Reviews, Writers
Review of The Ghost of Neil Diamond, a novel by David Milnes

Review of The Ghost of Neil Diamond, a novel by David Milnes

And an interview with the author. I spent money like water in Hong-Kong, the restaurants served the best duck I’ve ever tasted and the girls were glamorous and pretty. These days looking back I appreciate that I was almost certainly a disaster on two legs, long-haired with billowing red Harem trousers which I’d acquired on my journey thru India.

Interviews, Writers
BOOK REVIEW: Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat

Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, a novel by Andrez Bergen, and a conversation with the writer

Australians aren’t really known for hard-boiled, noir fiction, partly perhaps because their country is so dammed sunny.

Books, Reviews
Inspiration Speaks

A Review of “Inspiration Speaks”, Volume 1

Poetry is a difficult business. The average man in the street can be a little sniffy about it, in that a common perception is that poetry is an elitist read, it’s for dramatic people...

Books, Reviews
Rock N' Roll Women

“Rock ‘N’ Roll Women – Portraits of a Generation” (New poems by Jonah Raskin)

It’s as if you can almost hear Jonah Raskin performing these poems, whipping up the audience into a frenzy; didn’t Walt Whitman say that “to have great poets, there must be great audiences”?

Books, Interviews, Reviews, Writers
God's Autobio

Review of God’s Autobio

I know Rolli has achieved greatness in “God’s Autobio” because from time to time he conjures up the spirit of La Fontaine’s Fables, and these are classics of French literature. However it probably says something altogether different about the reviewer that one of the stories, “Von Claire and the Tiger”, makes him think of another book – children’s classic “The Tiger Who Came To Tea”, because Rolli’s tiger story seems something like an equivalent tale for adults.

Books, Interviews, Reviews, Writers
Review of The Ghost of Neil Diamond, a novel by David Milnes

Review of The Ghost of Neil Diamond, a novel by David Milnes

And an interview with the author. I spent money like water in Hong-Kong, the restaurants served the best duck I’ve ever tasted and the girls were glamorous and pretty. These days looking back I appreciate that I was almost certainly a disaster on two legs, long-haired with billowing red Harem trousers which I’d acquired on my journey thru India.

Interviews, Writers
BOOK REVIEW: Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat

Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, a novel by Andrez Bergen, and a conversation with the writer

Australians aren’t really known for hard-boiled, noir fiction, partly perhaps because their country is so dammed sunny.

Books, Reviews
Inspiration Speaks

A Review of “Inspiration Speaks”, Volume 1

Poetry is a difficult business. The average man in the street can be a little sniffy about it, in that a common perception is that poetry is an elitist read, it’s for dramatic people...

Books, Reviews

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