Imagining what is possible…

The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is – it’s to imagine what is possible– bell hooks, Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations, 2012, Thursday afternoon Australia, warm afternoon, thinking of the significance of bell hooks to my life. I find myself back at a university named after an explorer, a coloniser, fetedContinue reading “Imagining what is possible…”

‘Tahirih’ in the Music of Delia and the Poetry of June Perkins

Originally posted on Ripple Poetry :
I invited the wonderful Delia Olam  to the launch of Illuminations, via a video presentation.  We have a mutual admiration for the Tahirih a hero of the Baha’i Faith. Delia Olam is an Adelaide-based Actor, Director, Playwright and Singer-songwriter with Bachelor degrees from Flinders Uni Drama Centre, UNE NSW, and AC…

Will you share a joke with Death?

Like many of his fans today I say, ‘farewell Sir Terry Pratchett.’ Bon Voyage. My family lined up once to meet and have him sign a book in Penrith. It was a long line. I remember the dark hat and coat; he dressed as above. Jayden Smith, reportedly calls this Einstein dressing and adopts itContinue reading “Will you share a joke with Death?”