Sunday, August 30, 2009

SCR's Best of the Net Nominations for 2009

The Shit Creek Review is proud to announce these nominations for the Sundress Best of the Net 2009 Anthology.

'After the Funeral' by Janice D. Soderling Issue 9

'Kung Fu Monkeys Hijack Armored Car' by Dennis Loney Issue 9

'After Van Gogh’s Café Terrace at Night' by Sam Byfield Issue 9

'Ritual' by Brent Fisk Issue 8

'Unmended daughter' by Christine Klocek-Lim Issue 8

'Who Calls Its Children To Their Altars' by Geoff McLain Issue 8

Into the Jungle

Paul Stevens and Don Zirilli have jumped canoe and escaped into the jungles around Shit Creek. Zirilli has found a haven at Now Culture and Stevens appears to have vanished into the Heart of Darkness.

Nigel Holt has taken the helm for the next part of the voyage, and Rose Kelleher has joined Angela France as poetry editor, and Pat Jones takes command as Art Editor.


Monday, August 24, 2009

Terry Stanton in Trouble

My old friend Terry Stanton, who used to drink at The Royal George, is in dire straits. Nine months ago he fell and hit his head, and has been in intensive care ever since, having lost many of his faculties. There will be a benefit for him at Palm Beach R.S.L. on Sunday 30th August, 1-4 pm, with an auction of art by (amongst others) Martin Sharp, Reg Mombassa, Bruce Goold and Mick Glasheen. Phone (02) 9974 5566.

Click on the images below to make them bigger and easier to read.

More on Terry here:

I'll post more info when available.

The Terrence Fund

St. George Bank Avalon NSW

B.S.B. 112.879 Account Number 456.125.143

For further info please contact

Patrick Dougherty

Ph. (02) 9974 4255

Fran Holloway

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Shit Creek Mosaic

Sunday, August 16, 2009

SCR and the GOP (and Jennifer Reeser)

Jennifer Reeser, whose work has appeared in SCR, The Chimaera and The Flea, gets a mention in a major Republican Party Blog. An excerpt from one of Jennifer Reeser's 'Dark Lady' sonnets recently published in The Chimaera has been picked up by a website called 'GOP12'. It's an online blog which tracks American Presidential hopefuls for 2012 from the Republican party — and has been quoted in ABC Business News, and at, among other places:

From one of the best contemporary poets, Jennifer Reeser, an excerpt from the assumed perspective of the obscure woman of William Shakespeare's later poems.

If I were both thy mistress and thy muse,
From all conceivable reactions, chief
Among my choices — if I had to choose —
Would be the innocence of disbelief.

More here.

I, Caratacus, post this as a Post-Modernist Jihadi Shock-Commissar of the Maoist Ultra-Green Spartacist Gender-Studies Poetry Brigade — of course!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Jee Leong Koh on the Joe Milford Poetry Show

From Jee Leong Koh:

"I was interviewed recently on the Joe Milford Poetry Show: one-and-a-half hour unedited reading and conversation about my new book of poems Equal to the Earth. We talked about my Singaporean background, art and autobiography, the mythic sea, use of meter and form, sense of humor (!), the objective correlative, children's playfulness, Chinese homosexuals, and love. I hope you enjoy some of it."

Best, Jee

From the show website:

The Joe Milford Poetry Show archives readings and interviews from acclaimed and established poets as well as up-and-coming poets from America and Canada. The Joe Milford Poetry Show prides itself on its candid and organic nature infused with a lively discussion of poetics, genre, the writing process, and myriad theories and movements of poetry. Join us once a week for regularly scheduled shows on Saturdays at 5pm Eastern Time, and watch for special edition shows by announcement. Add The Joe Milford Poetry Show to your MySpace Friends by going to the links page.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Parleying with the pure, oracular dead

We talk to them, and sometimes they answer back.

Shit Creek Review, Issue 10: Talking to the Dead

Poetry by Arlene Ang, David Gwilym Anthony, Greg Billingham, Michael Cantor, Enriqueta Carrington, Antonia Clark, Mary Cresswell, Ann Drysdale, Bill Greenwell, John Milbury-Steen, Timothy Murphy, Frank Osen, Rob Plath, Daniel Sluman, C.P. Stewart and Peter Wyton. Art by Patricia Wallace Jones, Tanzy Keiko Mai, Donald Zirilli and Mark Bulwinkle.