Articles by: Bn Oakman

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Informit: Finisterre

I'm standing at the end of the earth - where the old world ends on the rim of the Atlantic...

Informit: At the grave of Antonio Machado

The rain is gusting off the Mediterranean. It's not stopped since I left Girona this morning...

Informit: The Prison

Turistas ask 'Why all this talk of civil war? It's long over. How can it matter now?' Yet its legacy smoulders in laws, street signs, buildings, in who is wealthy and who is poor

Informit: Return

I return a stranger to a place once my entire world. The taxi cruises the top end, the well drained en where plane trees cast shadows at precise intervals, footpaths are asphalted, gutters concreted, gardens of brick bungalows subdued without mercy, their paths hard and narrow and straight. I'm from the low end of town, where drains drain to, where it's fibro and weatherboard and footpaths of gravel, where the creek ran red on slaughtering…

Informit: The tragic sense of life

They bay their slogan viva la muerte!...

Informit: A friend of mine (for Dennis Livitsanis)

I've been shaking hands, playing...

Informit: An inquisitor composes a sentence; Requiem for a revolutionary

What is to be done with this opinionated nun...

Informit: Mind the gap; Shed

In the street outside the house where Cervantes was born in Alcala de Henares is a stone bench with bronze figures of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza seated at each end, with sufficient gap between them for two adults to sit.

Informit: Watching TV news in Madrid, All Saints Day 2011

I watch pictures, guess storylines: elections...

Informit: VX 65595 bear.N.J.; Conversations with Mugabe (for A.D.)

My uncle's dog tags...