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abr_april-09-coverI’ve got a poem, ‘Bodysurfing’, in the April issue of Australian Book Review, which is out this week. It’s only eight lines but I promise they’re all gold, every one of them.

Of course, in the unlikely event the promise of eight hand-tooled lines by yours truly doesn’t seem enough to justify your $9.95 (which makes it a mere $1.25 a line, or 40c a word), the issue also contains the winning entries in this year’s Calibre Award, which has been awarded jointly to Kevin Brophy and Jane Goodall. Both pieces are worth reading, but I definitely wouldn’t miss Kevin Brophy’s truly horrifying account of life with the neighbours from hell, and the secret violence of suburbia.

Australian Book Review is available in bookstores, online, or you can lash out and subscribe.

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