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Why I Love Southern Literature

November 26, 2011

My new book is a collection of travel tales set in the Deep South of the USA. People are always asking me why I love the South and Southern literature so much. As a queer man, it might seem that there is much about the South for me to dislike. Well, let me explain, drawing on some of the Preface of America Divine.

The landscape of my travel tales is the American South, a place that I have visited a number of times over a decade or so. Although I am certainly writing about my experience ...

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Welcome to Blogilicious

November 20, 2011

So, I wanted a space where I could deposit my thoughts, feelings and rants about books, writing and writers. Blogilicious is it. From time to time I will review new books, and sometimes I'll review old books, but mostly I'll be musing over the writing that has most influenced me and discussing the ins and outs of the thankless and torturous art that is writing. I'll also share quotes from writers and other notables that inspire me. I might also do a bit of whining about the sorry state of...

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About Me

I am a writer, editor and academic based in Australia. I have been published in a number of journals including TEXT Journal, Lodestar Quarterly, Retort Magazine, Bukker Tillibul and Polari Journal (of which I am the editor). My work has also appeared in the anthologies Bend, Don’t Shatter (2004), Dumped (2000 and US edition 2002) and Sensual Travels (2013). A collection of my short works, Anywhere But Here, was published in 2006 and received very positive reviews. My collection America Divine: Travels in the Hidden South was published by Phosphor Books. I have a PhD in Writing from Griffith University.