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Another Lost Shark Christmas Sale

With the Little Lost Shark at home, I have been doing a bit of cleaning up and have come across a handful of Brisbane New Voices Vol. 1 (feat. Jonathan Hadwen & Fiona Privitera) and Vol. 2 (feat. John Koenig & Chris Lynch). I have also come across a few other bits and bobs, such as a copy of Pan Magazine and 3 copies of the latest Going Down Swinging (Book & CD). So with Christmas approaching, I thought it would be a good time to have a bit of a sale…

Here’s the deal… mix and match any two items (e.g. BNV I + Going Down Swinging) for the price of $18 incl. postage and I will send them off to you, wherever you may be in the wonderful world.

If you would like three items (e.g. BNV I + BNV II + Pan Magazine), you can have them for $25 incl. postage.

But as you can see with the limited numbers above, you will have to get in quick!

To order, simply email me at geenunn(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)au with the subject heading: Another Lost Shark Christmas Sale stating which items you want and I will let you know if they are still available. We can then arrange payment: paypal, direct deposit, cheque, money order etc… we can work something out!

Happy December 1 to you all!

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Poems, poems, everywhere …

The letterbox can bring such joy! Today, I received my copy of Pan Magazine(Issue #2), which features four poems from the divine Sawako Nakayasu and poems from Ashley Capes, Fiona Wright and Neil Boyack as well as short fiction from A.S. Patric, reviews and lots of other arts & literary goodies.

And sitting just below my copy of Pan Magazine, was my copy of Island

 

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PAN Magazine needs you!

If you are not one of the lucky ones who has a copy of Issue #1 of PAN Magazine, then you may have to wait until one pops up on e-bay, as the issue was so successful that it sold out two print runs. Not bad for a completely independent magazine!

To keep PAN completely independent and publishing the best in poetry, fiction, art, music, design and photography, here’s how you can help… Crowd Funding. PAN have set their sites on raising $2350 to print Issue #2, by reaching out to its potential readers. Making a pledge is simple… for just $15, you will receive a copy of the issue when it is released, for $25 you will receive a copy of the issue and a PAN tote bag and for $50 you receive issue #2, a PAN tote bag and a shout out in the magazine.

All the details can be found here.

What I can tell you is that I will be one of the poetry features and I am incredibly excited about sharing the same pages as the other poetry feature… who I can say, will be in Australia this August as a guest of QLD Poetry Festival 2011.

Please help spread the word wide and far… the pool of arts funding is slowly drying in this country, so more than ever, we need more magazines willing to go it independently. I am putting my money where my mouth is… Go PAN!

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Poetry Picks of 2010 – Tim Sinclair

2010 has been a big year for books… it has been wonderful to read through everyone’s ‘poetry picks’ as it has lead this Lost Shark into some new waters. I want to thank everyone who participated in this blog series and to everyone who visits Another Lost Shark either regularly or sporadically. Your support means alot and keeps the belly fired.

So as this year runs out of steam, let’s have a look at one last book… let’s see which book Tim Sinclair has pulled off the shelf as his ‘book of the year’.

 

Texture Notes by Sawako Nakayasu (Letter Machine Editions, Chicago)

Not being a reviewer kind of guy. As a rule. Simply here to tempt you with one of my favourite collections of 2010, by one of my favourite contemporary poets, Sawako Nakayasu: Texture Notes (Letter Machine Editions, Chicago).

Nakayasu is a one of the betwixt-and-betweeners of the world. Born in Japan, she has lived most of her life in the US, and now bookends her life so far by living in Tokyo. Does this make her poetry more interesting or relevant to our cross-hatched and multi-vocal world? I have no idea. All I know is that I like it. A lot.

I mostly have no handholds for people when I’m trying to describe this poet’s work. I find it hard to describe because I have no idea what it’s about. A good thing, by the way. An abstract thing. A lake of textures to swim around in that somehow make sense, because they’re there. I’m impressed by poets who aren’t afraid to go where a strange diversion is taking them, and aren’t afraid to bring back news from the other side of odd.

Texture Notes is slightly more concrete than Nakayasu’s other work, but decidedly no less odd. I won’t give you an excerpt, because her books are always greater than the sum of their parts. I’ll just recommend it to you.

Oh, and this – Sawako Nakayasu will be one of two commissioned poets featuring in Volume 2 of PAN Magazine, out early in 2011. The other poet? Coincidentally, the writer of one of my other favourite collections for 2010. Let’s see if his modest nature prevents him from editing out this reference to Ocean Hearted

 

 Tim Sinclair is a Sydney-based poet and novelist. He has just completed the first draft of his second verse novel, Run, and his new collection of poetry  re: reading the dictionary will be published by PressPress in 2011.

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