It’s almost a year since I saw any of Marrickville Mattress Poet C.L’s work (last sighting here), but she’s still going, and I saw this this morning. It looks as if she’s feeling the strain of living with a climate-action-delaying bloviator as Prime Minister.
WP Bookblog Listing
- Ox in Metal (Jennifer Maiden 2022) 24 January 2022Now an annual event, a new book from Jennifer Maiden. Yay!
- Muster Dogs (Monica O'Brien 2022) 24 January 2022Puppies! Cattle dogs at work! who could resist?
- Work in Progress, season 1 (Tim Mason & Abby McEnany 2019) 24 January 2022A promising series about a deeply depressed 45-year-old who makes a point in the second episode of identifying as a queer dyke, not a Lesbian, because Lesbians are old. Makes real, sympathetic comedy out of the generational differences in the LGBTQI+ community.
- ABC iView: A Raisin in the Sun (Daniel Petrie 1961) 24 January 2022Adapted for the screen by Lorraine Hansberry from her own play, with a brilliant cast, this is a wonder. Sidney Poitier may be the star, but it solidly centres the women's experience.
- Belvoir: Black Brass (Muraro Wangai 2021) 23 January 2022Image from Belvoir websiteTerrific short play. A cleaner in a Perth recording studio remembers his life before becoming a refugee, with wonderful music. Mararo Wangai, who wrote the play, performs it with the wordless musician Mahamudo Selimane. We saw the last performance of this season, but it will have more lives.
- Ox in Metal (Jennifer Maiden 2022) 24 January 2022
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- Magdalena Ball’s Density of Compact Bone
- 500 people: It’s a wrap
- Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312
- Vaughan and Harris Ex Machina
- Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed
- End of year lists 2021
- #aww2021 Challenge Completed
- Ruby Reads 29: Gift
- Lemire Endings: Gideon Falls 6 and Ascender4
- Bernadine Evaristo’s Mr Loverman
- Lech Blaine’s Top Blokes
- The Marrickville Mattress Poet again
- 500 people: Week 44
- Abdulrazak Gurnah’s Gravel Heart
- Joe Keohane’s the Power of Strangers