Category Archives: Reviews

Riding the Black Cockatoo by John Danalis

Tweet   This is a story of a journey from heartbreak, confusion and despair to repatriation, reconciliation and country. It is John Danalis’ story of how he came to to embark on a journey of discovery into the heart of … Continue reading

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Antithesis Festival spoken word event- Luka “Lesson” Haralampou

Tweet Tonight I experienced Luka Haralampou’s moving  lesson on living and fighting stereotypes and racism as a Greek/Australian through the power of the spoken word. In a quiet unassuming entrance on stage he built up passion and power in his … Continue reading

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Dorothy Porter ‘On Passion’

Tweet Enlightening, inspiring and moving! Dorothy Porter’s essay on Passion starts with a profound poem she wrote at seventeen about losing her religion, meanders through literature that inspired and stirred her passion throughout her life and ends with the search … Continue reading

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The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan

Tweet Two people meet abberant, adj. ‘I don’t normally do this kind of thing,’ you said. ‘Neither do I,’ I assured you. Fall in love elliptical,adj. The kiss I like the most is one of the slow ones. It’s as … Continue reading

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Undine by Penni Russon

Tweet ‘Undine’ by Penni Russon is the first book in a trilogy about a mythically and aptly named adolescent girl struggling to find out the truth about her father and ultimately about herself and the increasingly volatile power she possesses. … Continue reading

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The Three Loves of Persimmon by Cassandra Golds

Tweet I’ve been thoroughly entranced and enchanted by this latest gorgeous offering from the lovely Cassandra Golds who manages to deftly delve into the collective unconscious of each and every one of us to present archetypal characters and universal themes … Continue reading

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The Golden Bird- New & Selected poems by Robert Adamson

Tweet The other night I stayed up till 3am to finish reading Robert Adamson’s new and selected poems in “The Golden Bird” and I was enthralled! His poetry is absolutely beguiling! I was first introduced to his poetry by the … Continue reading

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Fury -Shirley Marr

Tweet I’ve finally finished Fury, the debut novel by the fabulous and funky Shirley Marr: accountant by day and writer by day for Black Dog books. Marr weaves myth and media, fashion and friends, school and life, costume and drama, … Continue reading

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The River Wife by Heather Rose – a book review

Tweet This is the story of a river and the making of water and the nature of love. Some would say that any story of water is always a story of magic, and others would say any story of love … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW-DESPICABLE ME

Tweet DESPICABLE ME Last night after much pleading and pouting by my 7y0 we ventured out to Northland to see “Despicable Me”, in 3D of course and it was surprisingly good. Very good in fact. Sia says she’d give it … Continue reading

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