Aside from the poetry, my last post was pretty grim but things are looking better now. I’ve settled into uni a little too well perhaps. I’m flat out with assignments, fitting it all in amongst activism and trying to do my own writing.
Some things: -
The Marxism 2012 conference over the weekend was the kind of adrenaline shot I needed. Malalai Joya was simply inspiring, so brave and hopeful in the face of such terror from the US Occupation and the war lords. With over 900 people attending the conference, it is clearly the largest gathering of left-wing people in Australia and is proving that with each year. There are still those on the Left that have a hostility to Socialist Alternative or the idea of an organisation with a set of politics, but the conference proves that the organisation is able to engage with debates and any left-winger in Australia needs to seriously think about coming along next year.
I’ve given up my regular spot writing for Write Anything. I had to ditch a commitment to fit everything in. But it’s a great site and anyone new to writing should be reading it. But then Melbourne Spoken Word seems to have taken its place, and more so. I’m doing lots with the website and hopefully more soon.
One realisation I’ve had is that I’m writing a lot of poetry, spoken word, and non-fiction, with gives me the impression that I’m doing a lot of writing (and I am), but fiction and prose has kind of waned as of late. I miss. I want to write more of it.
And this blog has suffered as well with my change of routine. I hope I can find the time to check in more soon.