The Tiger’s Eye closes for the last time

The great Australian historian or writer, Inga Clendinnen has died. Image Source:¬†http://www.smh.com.au/national/people/warrior-of-the-mind-20140810-3dha8.html There is a moving obituary by her¬†publisher at Text, Michael Heyward, over at The Australian. There Heyward quotes Clendinnen saying that her turn to writing in response to her life-threatening illness "liberated me from the routines which would have delivered me, unchallenged and... Continue Reading →

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Taking time with Szymborska

One of the pleasures of disconnecting, if only for a few months, from the real world, and from its rush and press, the deadlines and overloads, its grinding work and gasping wishes, is to take the time to enjoy poetry again, both as a writer and a reader. The other night, with no obligations attached... Continue Reading →

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