Archive for January, 2008

a form of voiceless communication

i’m appearing in a tv commercial to promote the university.

i am no actor, something learnt yesterday.

i just read a murakami story about a giant frog saving tokyo. it battles a giant worm, & thus tokyo is saved. i gave away the ending.

the paradise anthology is launched in melbourne, somewhere, sometime, i think on the 5th of february. i should link that i guess. i can’t be in melbourne, but the book will feature one of my poems, so give it a read. i believe my poem may well be in the wrong section of the book, & it is similarly likely that it was never considered for the ‘best poem’ prize. but who cares, i had no editorial stake in the venture.

gonna go make some coffee.


a blank field is the perfect creative propellant

stuff here



bought a 2008 year planner, &, started planning. the season of afternoon drinks is giving way to grant applications & PhD seminars.

in the meantime:

adam fieled on poetry & the heart

nicholas manning on poetry & violence


post-is status

Derek Motion was.

Derek Motion : the next big thing?

Derek Motion : all washed up?

Derek Motion : when is too much not enough?

Derek Motion : facebook’s most wanted

Derek Motion : can he put a foot wrong?

Derek Motion eschews enlightenment

Derek Motion is composed of james squire original pale ale & various sugars

Derek Motion doesn’t read your status update. ever.

Derek Motion is a cry-baby

Derek Motion eh

Derek Motion added the ‘get fucked’ application

Derek Motion is complacent

Derek Motion interprets some direction in it all

Derek Motion through the looking glass

Derek Motion blogs his life


2008, & best wishes, & not much else,


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