September 30, 2019

Day by day, night by night

I seek for a flicker of light.

To pull me back to my sanity 

And escape from my calamity.

As seasons change

I feel enraged,

For I am stuck

Sinking into muck.

I stare at the sky 

And wonder why,

When did I become a shell

And fallen under misery’s spell?

I...

August 23, 2019

August Book Club

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus is the haunting tale of a scientist who attempts to create a man but instead creates a creature who he spurns, thus setting the creature upon his loved ones in a monstrous revenge story.

In 1816, ‘th...

July 31, 2019

July Book Club

“That's how the madness of the world tries to colonize you: from the outside in, forcing you to live in its reality.” -- Annihilation, page 108


 

(Warning: some of this review may contain spoilers for the Southern Reach trilogy!) 

Annihilation follows an al...

December 19, 2018

“Those of us schooled in the humanities and social sciences have become familiar, over the past twenty years or so, with queering things; how might we likewise begin to critically trans- our world?”

(Stryker, Currah & Moore, 2008, p.13)

When men are growing up and readi...

April 6, 2018

“That which withers in the age of mechanical reproduction is the aura of the work of art.”

—Walter Benjamin

For German philosopher Walter Benjamin, original works of art hold an “aura”, a property that is the art’s “presence in time and space, its unique existence at the...

March 27, 2018

After stealing a bickie from the jar in the kitchen cupboard, I made my way through the dining room and into the lounge. I knew where the toys were, they never moved. I delicately leaned over the little glass table and the crocheting tools that sat upon it. I picked up...

October 7, 2017

Last weekend, I flew over east for the Newcastle Young Writers Festival, a four-day event for writers, editors, and others in writing-related industries under 35. At the festival, I met young creatives, attended panels and readings, got to the third round of a spelling...

September 13, 2017

22/04/2016 BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT (AND ASKING FOR HELP)

Asking for help. Those words are enough to make me withdraw. It’s not that I can’t use a telephone, it’s just that I have an intense hatred for doing so. I always forget what I’m supposed to say, no matter how many...

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