a poem of mine was commended in the page seventeen contest again this year, which is nice. to get some idea of what the launch was like you can see angela meyer reading some of her work here.

other things coming up? well there’s the fourW launches in Wagga & Sydney of course (15th & 22nd). i’m going to be there at both events, soaking up the relaxed atmosphere of not being an editor this year, & therefore not being involved in emceeing. also, i don’t mind announcing it here now, as it’s only a few days away: the winner of both Booranga Prizes for 2008 (best poetry submission & best short-story) is alicia sometimes. alicia will be in Wagga on saturday to read some of her work too. can’t wait.

finally, i guess i should talk up the launch of the next Southerly on the 28th. this is a special issue devoted to the short story, & it will feature one written by me. it’s the first story i’ve ever placed, which is cool. watch out all you writers of short-fiction, cos you know, i can do that too… alas i can’t be at this launch, but if you want to go along & pretend to be me, go for it. maybe sam twyford-moore will do it… i believe he has some involvement in this uncertainty conference… actually, what could be more uncertain than an impostor?