Articles by: Mitchell Welch

Author Biography:

Mitchell Welch is a writer and freelance communications consultant currently living on the Gold Coast. He is a former Australian Prime Ministers Centre scholar who has published poems, essays and short stories in a range of journals and anthologies including Antipodes, Arena Magazine, The Australian Poetry Journal, The Best of Australian Poems, Cordite, Meanjin, Overland, Rabbit, Short Fiction Journal, Southerly and Text.

The Aukward Situation

Excuse the strain, we’ve been roundly Amerified. Our tastes, waistlines, the secular statehood of our core antagonisms; all have given up the canestalk for lashings of fructified corn.

I’ve Seen This Before: On Noah Baumbach’s film of Don DeLillo’s White Noise

The recurrence of this interface between the individual and resonances of the uncanny in late capitalist reproduction in DeLillo’s work is something that Baumbach obviously ‘gets’.

Informit: Berger’s glove; Borges’ grave

The great assembly cables itself into the kind of knot that moves a dumb planchette across its Ouija board...

Informit: Flamingo Maze Pachinko, The Wasp and the Orchid

The gods confound the taxpayer who just found out money's already measured space and clock time and tied off the new wave mental perimeter fence with the umbilical knot of its existence