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ON YOUR BACKCOVER / PETRA WHITE
So Long Bulletin has been perusing the various blurbs on the back covers of poetry books lately, and sees a niche in the market for the services of our own blurb writers, our eminent poets-in-residence, Mr Old-High-Kudos and Ms Young-Powerful. Our prestigious fully-emerged and most name-droppable poets will write up to 100 ecstatic words per cover of absolutely any book regardless of quality,...
WORDS NOT TO USE IN POEMS / ELIZABETH CAMPBELL
Someone likened me to the Taliban the other day, because of my desire for less dreadful poetry to be published in this country. Seriously. Apparently wishing for fewer bad books is the first step toward burning books. Hmm. Even we irascible SoLongistes probably couldn’t muster that much fiery loathing for the bad, to put in for the council permit. Best if they’re just not published in...
WORD FROM THE SKY / PETRA WHITE
So Long Bulletin is pleased to learn that the Emerging Writer’s Festival is looking for poetry in all the right places: ‘As part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Lego Poetry is a chance for us all to build with words. Lego poetry will be located at the Festival Hub as buckets of words for people to come down and write their own poetry using LEGO bricks that are covered in words...