Experiments

 

... sijo/stling? Notes on form as interlinguistic, transcultural survival strategy

… sijo/stling? Notes on form as interlinguistic, transcultural survival strategy

Dan Disney
My Korean friends have consistently reminded me that these are not sijo, an assertion with which I vehemently concur. Within these so-called sijo/stlings, any interaction with the canonical Korean form arises from engaged positions of deference, respect and awe. Simply ...
Memories of a Metaphysically Displaced Person

Memories of a Metaphysically Displaced Person

Ouyang Yu, Ouyang Yu
I feel completely detached from any country, any group. I am a metaphysically displaced person. — Emil Cora ...
Cryptic, quick, anagrammatic - Solutions

Cryptic, quick, anagrammatic – Solutions

David Astle
For subscribers only: the solutions to David Astle's cryptic crossword! ...
quiet

quiet

Sevana Ohandjanian
The words for three and yesterday are only an aspiration apart in Armenian. Yerek. Yereg. Sometimes it’s the three of us and sometimes it’s just yesterday. It’s just something past. Someone past. Passed by, aside, moved on, moved up, up and away. Not an ...
How do we kin? A manifesto for these unprecedented climes.

How do we kin? A manifesto for these unprecedented climes.

Kinonymous
We live in precarious times. We inherit the legacy and deep knowing of kinship in the context of First Nations survival; we learn to listen to the ancestors of this land and the cultural practices that demonstrate so elegantly how ...
Cryptic, quick, anagrammatic

Cryptic, quick, anagrammatic

David Astle, David Astle
ACROSS 1   Singer Dyson’s mother produces swamp gas (6) 4   ‘Sourdough guru’ – Evelyn Araluen, 2021 (5,3) 10  ‘French cheese customs’ – Hannah Kent, 2013 (4,7) 11  Steele Rudd duo, _______ and Dave (3) 12  Practice spin yields international ...
Unfinished Business at Gundabooka

Unfinished Business at Gundabooka

Paul Collis and Wayne Knight, with Jen Crawford and Paul Magee
It all comes in ‘conversation’. There is a ‘sync’ that happens differently for each person, place and circumstance. Allowing for that synchronicity to happen is often the difference between white fellas and Aboriginal researchers. Often, we Aboriginal fellas say, ‘You ...
–ZOOM–a talking mirror

–ZOOM–a talking mirror

Alex Selenitsch
Alex Selenitsch is a poet, artist and architect. His most recent solo exhibition was The Language Factory at the MSD in the University of Melbourne, installed during the 2021 lockdown. ...
Justine & Jacquie and their adventures on the other side (an excerpt)*

Justine & Jacquie and their adventures on the other side (an excerpt)*

Jason Barker and Justin Clemens
Sinking not shrinking Justine & Jacquie arrived at the ferry terminal where the boat was due to depart. Remarkably it didn’t require any walking; their feet never even touched the ground. ‘Boat’, too, was putting it mildly. In fact, the ...
OUTtakes nine to thirty-eight

OUTtakes nine to thirty-eight

Cynthia Troup
Cynthia Troup (she/her) lives on Dja Dja Wurrung Country. Her creative work is often concerned with the inherent musicality of language, and the allusive richness of fragments. <cynthiatroup.com> ...