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Mark Tredinnick

Mark’s poetry and lyrical prose return to mind so often. I am grateful for the long conversations we have had that formed this interview published by Dumbo Feather I first met Mark Tredinnick’s work through The Little Red Writing Book––recommended by a teacher I loved. Within the opening pages I was hooked. I read the …

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Not just a boy from the bush

https://crosslight.org.au/2019/08/23/wesley-trigg-not-just-a-boy-from-the-bush/published in Crosslight magazine Wesley Trigg and his wife Una are waiting in the foyer at Carnsworth Uniting Agewell in the Melbourne suburb of Kew. I recognise their signature neatness and punctuality. The retired minister and teacher are both in their nineties. We have previously been members of the same congregation. Amongst that casual throng …

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Jack baptises himself

this story is in Eureka Street, religion section, photograph by Eva Rugel The first time Jack came to church he baptised himself. The font was new, the water inviting, and he dunked his 10-year-old head right in. The sea-blue glass font had recently been installed in the foyer on a sculpted piece of redgum. The …

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‘Tender’ reviewed. Author happy.

Andrew Hamilton is consulting editor at Eureka Street and has written a review of my new collection, Tender, stories that lean into kindness. I feel honoured by his reading and placement of the book within a larger tradition. You can go to the review here. http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article/kindness-stories-in-the-modern-spiritual-mode#

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