Monday, May 29, 2006

What do you mean I won?

Her brain was dead
- nothing unusual.
Today, the boss is yelling,
on the nose
out of control
A real tyrant
haunted by
the power clique
Everyone has had a say.
She's a mess
hiding behind the nightmare
One mistake could ruin your life
a month of psychotherapy
she's brainwashed.
Exciting news! The writer's group ran a poetry competition and the winners were announced on Saturday at our AGM. I'm stunned! I won first prize with the poem above - Yesterday. And I won 2nd prize with Sex and the Single Girl. (see below) So I know I'm write on track. I will bring you a photo of the trophy shortly - it's a beautiful silver quill atop a wooden stand, donated by our life member, Anne.
It was strange because I had the digital camera out, ready to take a picture of the winner, and then my name was announced. I think they wished they'd had a camera pointing at me, because the look of my face was 'priceless.'
It inspired me because on Sunday not only did I design the DVD cover for my partner's documentary project, but I assembled another collage poem. My aim is now to have 50 collage poems collated and printed beautifully, ready for the Byron Bay Writers' Festival, because you just never know who you are going to run into.

Sex and the Single Girl

365 days of Men

Oh my Lord!

Serious Fun

Throw Caution to the Wind and Shop Yourself Stupid

Sussing out the bad boys/ wise guys / smooth-talkers / heartbreakers

Mr Muscle Mr Right Now Mr Totally Wrong

Too much mindless sex?

Too much is never enough

Guys with fear of commitment, inner demons, anxiety, paranoia

Why worry?

Just blow them away

Laugh it off!

Move on.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Back from Adelaide

I'm back from Adelaide. Working in a temporary position. Getting my head around my partner having diabetes. Doing an editing workshop but not much writing.

During the 18 days I was in Adelaide, I only had two days when I wasn't working. Nice money, but not much time to be a tourist! So unfortunately, no Barossa Valley, no Glenelg, no Hahndorf, no Port Adelaide. Next time, perhaps.

But I did do a lot of walking around Adelaide, and visited the Casino twice. And haunted a lot of shops - if you're after music or DVD's, I can recommend The Muses in Rundle Mall, and for a quirky little second hand store, check out The Market Emporium??? in a tiny alley off Rundle St.

So my photos are from Rundle Mall: the famous landmark affectionately called the Mall's Balls, and the cute little pig statues.

There was no culture happening while I was in town: the arts industry was recovering from the Adelaide Festival and Fringe Festival in March. Maybe I can get to be in Adelaide for work when the Festival is on!