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Poem Sets New Printing Standard
From July to October 2010, Iowa City poet David Morice set himself a daunting task: to write a 100-page poem every day for 100 days. Entitled ‘Poetry City Marathon’, the poem was written as part of events to celebrate the naming of Iowa City as a City of literature by UNESCO (just like Melbourne).
The poet, who also goes by the name Dr Alphabet…
IMPAC Shortlist Announced
Australian authors David Malouf and Craig Silvey have made it onto the shortlist of one of the most prestigious - and idiosyncratic - of literary awards.The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award has announced its shortlist of ten novels, culled from a typically massive longlist of more than 150 titles submitted by libraries around the world. For the record, the State Library of Victoria nominated…
Booksellers and Readers Have Reason to Hope
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It was standing room only at our recent Meanland event on future directions for books and bookshops. Chaired by incoming Meanjin editor Sally Heath and featuring presenters Chris Flynn, Corrie Perkin, Jo Case and Michael Webster, the discussion canvassed a wide array of anxieties and hopes for the future of books and the shops that sell them. Despite the rapid…
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