Articles by: Barry Hill

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Informit: Summer 2020: Three poems: Revelations; The last post; Straw dogs

This morning miles from Events (too obvious, and heart-wrenching to mention again before bedtime)...

Informit: The proper truth

Is what a translator of Basho wrote to me: that the poem is not in the words...

Informit: Ambassador (Saigon, 1963)

The Venerable Thich Quang Duc Is burning...

Informit: No maggots today

She had gales in her bosom and belly...

Informit: Loving roughneck

Such a lover, that John Berger - the man who drew a cock and a cunt side by side in his novel G, which was about an Italian philanderer and daredevil aviator circa 1900. It was a book that featured the hero as Desire, amorous of risk and immediacy, less bidding for immortality than burning time through his senses. A sizzling intellectual performance on Berger's part, even if the narrator was archly selfconscious, and could…

Informit: Human smoke, bared throats

Chilcot. The name sounds like something connected with the stillborn, a perfect offspring of our 'Mimima Moralia', the damaged lives we inhabit since 9/11. One does not want to give time to it but one must. It has been and it has gone, and now it is back with a vengeance. Truly humiliating. One either disembowels oneself or one dissects it.

Informit: The last European

Hands of the world amputated by profit...

Informit: Poems for Hiroshima

You get to the old place at midnight a three quarter moon burning high to the south its heat wrapped in a smoky gauze...

Informit: Tagore’s piano

Tagore: 'the man of the multitude who would cancel himself out ...' My wife has been playing Tagore's piano. It is out of tune, but what the heck. The old trooper sits in the corner of the main office here at Santiniketan-this 'place of peace'-and it is shabby to look at and dusty on top.

Informit: Maggots and mysticism [Book Review]

Review(s) of: An appreciation of difference: WEH Stanner and Aboriginal Australia, by Melinda Hinkson and Jeremy Beckett (eds), Aboriginal Studies Press, 2009.

Informit: Before Gaza: New Year Pond near the Strathbogie Ranges

The long black bill of the Ibis is made for mud or murder...

Informit: Naked in Alice [Rod Moss’ paintings frame the life and death of a community. Essay delivered at the opening of Rod Moss’ exhibition, Big Country: Small Histories at Arc One Gallery in Melbourne, June 2004.]