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Bareknuckle Poet launches its first annual anthology at Avid Reader on 9th October with global 60th anniversary celebrations of Ginsberg’s seminal work.

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Bareknuckle Books’ first annual poetry + fiction + nonfiction anthology launches at 6pm on the 9th October at Avid Reader Bookshop, West End with global 60th anniversary celebrations of Ginsberg’s seminal work.


Bareknuckle Books has gathered together some of the best authors working today in its first annual poetry, fiction and nonfiction anthology; including Robert Adamson, MTC Cronin, Anthony Lawrence, John Tranter and Reg Mombassa. The anthology also features an officially licensed reprint of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl in its entirety.

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The anthology launchs at the HOWL & the Six Gallery reading at Avid Reader, West End, which is part of an international series of poetry readings celebrating the anniversary of Ginsberg’s classic. A.G Pettet MC’s the Brisbane event, with readings of new original work by Anthony Lawrence, Bronwyn Lea, Brentley Frazer and Eleanor Jackson.

 

Bareknuckle Books is a daring and innovative new Brisbane based publisher that champions the editorial principle to ‘only publish what we fall in love with’. Launched in 2014 they are already garnering a name for hunting out new work from great writers, both emerging and established.

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List of contributing authors: L. Ward Abel, Robert Adamson, Venero Armanno, Melissa Ashley, Lisa Marie Basile, Mandy Beaumont, Sally Breen, MTC Cronin, B. R. Dionysius, Maria C. Dominguez, Martin Edmond, Michael Farrell, Toby Fitch, Brentley Frazer, Claire Gaskin, Allen Ginsberg, Matt Hetherington, Eleanore Jackson, Anthony Lawrence, Alexandra McCallum, Tim McGabhann, Laura Jean Mckay, Corey Mesler, Reg Mombassa, A. G. Pettet, Mark Pirie, Rufo Quintavalle, Kris Saknussemm, Gary Snyder, David Stavanger, Todd Swift, John Tranter, Joanna C. Valente, Samuel Wagan Watson, Fakie Wilde, Mark Young, Ali Znadi + More

ENDS

Poetry

Rufo Quintavalle ~ Three Poems

A week, a year, whateverrufoQ

i.

So many
 	   have 
started

out from silence		   
but I will start
		from
something else

		like

maybe the sprawl
of this afternoon.


ii.

After all
	     it really
has everything 
		in it:

a tree, some noise
of cars
	
and not
	so long ago
lunch.


iii.

For the longest time

I worried
	      people
would come
	         up over

the wall
	    and
get me
	but I don’t

worry about that

anymore

even as I speak

a column of silica
is blowing over
Europe
	and all that
seems to matter
		  are
the cancelled flights


I’m not even sure 
this goal
	     getting
the point
	    of view

which would be
truly
	detached
from
	our own

self-interest
	          is
desirable
	    but still
from time
	    to time

I wish we’d try


always to deny

the angelic
	        in
our nature
	     seems
to be
         the only role

someone decided
to leave the poets

well
	whoever they
were
	I never met
them
         and their dicta

carry small weight
with me

no, I think
	     the wall
will hold
	    just fine
and if
	it doesn’t

let them
	     come.



iv.

In the street
	        it is

time for
	  the children

to be picked up
from school
	         they
will all go
	     home
or more
	    likely

(it is sunny
 	       today 

like it hasn’t
	         been
in weeks)

	    to a park

but one of the
	           boys
is crying.


v.

This funny thing

happened
	    then
I went 
	up
	     on 
the roof
	  and a
strong wind 
picked up
	    just as

the restaurant

switched off
	        their
extractor fan

so one sound
stopped
	when
the other
	   began

and the wind

carried off
the cooking smells

and

       tossed them
with
        the cumulus.


vi.

So you see, there really is everything.

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