What are your blogging New Year’s Resolutions?

The presents are opened, the recycling bins are choked with paper, and the leftovers are being served up meal after meal, so much so everyone is starting to complain and you say: “Enough! You want something else, go and damn cook it yourself.” The cricket is on the television*; there is nothing else on television…

Appreciating Australian Poetry – Gwen Harwood

In The Park  She sits in the park. Her clothes are out of date. Two children whine and bicker, tug her skirt. A third draws aimless patterns in the dirt Someone she loved once passed by – too late to feign indifference to that casual nod. “How nice” et cetera. “Time holds great surprises.” From…

The psychoanalytic implications of blogging

Psychoanalysis? That’s something to do with Freud, isn’t it? * To talk about Freud in the 21st century is almost to invite conjecture and doubt, especially when we specifically referring to Literature and creativity. This is because in its early years, psychoanalysis did suffer from over-applied textual analyses. If a text contained imagery or description…