Fading Victoria

For a long time I’ve been interested in the changing landscape. particularly the changes at the suburban margins as development overpowers the old lines of the land. I’ve documented some of those ideas in the Suburban Margins project on my poetry web site.

So, it was nice to see some connections with those ideas in Fading Victoria, which is a collection of images of change, more semi-rural than suburban, but great images and ideas all the same. They’re from Rowan Crowe who writes:

Consumer hunger for residential land and infrastructure is slowly destroying many historical sites located near the steadily expanding fringes of suburbia. Weather also takes its toll on beautiful rural buildings that have been abandoned by their owners. What causes them to just walk away?


Disappearing Landscapes

Almost finished the article on changing landscape for THYLAZINE mag; just a matter now of final revisions and looking at some suggestions a friend gave me. After that it’s time to move on to getting some new poems out. I did send a selection to a Western Australian online mag, and hopefully some of those will come out soon.

Meanwhile Coral Hull has updated my biography on her very useful Directory of Australian poets. The link is below:

Thylazine Poets Directory