Published 4 September 20094 September 2009 · Main Posts get thee to a nunnery! Overland Overloaded Another poet to watch during the Overload Pub Crawl on Friday September 4th is Queenslander Graham Nunn: chair of Queensland Poetry Festival, founder of Small Change Press and organiser of Speed Poets, Brisbane’s longest running poetry event. Nunn has four poetry collections hanging off his poetry heavyweight belt, including the most recent Ruined Man (2007), and his blog Another Lost Shark is a fertile breeding ground where writers gather to share their thoughts on all things literary. Graham’s just released his first spoken word CD, The Stillest Hour, and will be performing at Overload’s pub crawl at Blue Velvet, the last venue of the evening, accompanied by local Queensland ‘Rock Pig”, Sheish Money. If you’re too far gone to appreciate this poetry giant by then, you can catch his set with Sheish Money at Trades Hall on Saturday (5 September) for Poetic Riffs. When the Overland Overloaded team chatted to Graham Nunn, talk turned to eerie music and orion: Who are you? Another lost shark. No, who are you, really? A fisherman, navigating this life by a constellation of words. What are you doing at the Overload Poetry Festival? Took a right turn at Orion and … No, what are you really doing at the Overload Poetry Festival? Following poetry’s strange music. Poetry. Why? Because it’s like holding a bag of snakes. Are you crazy? Well, poetry must surely make a man a poet against his better judgement. Plug your events. On Friday night Sheish Money and I will provide your poetry night cap, raising the curtain at Blue Velvet, then as Saturday unfolds I will take a walk through Half-Hour Country and help launch the literary ship captained by one of Melbourne’s favourite sons Maurice McNamara, before rejoining poetic riff generator, Sheish Money for a set at the Bella Union Trades Hall. Plug them some more. Together Sheish and I have been described as poetry’s answer to the ocean’s call. These will be our first Melbourne shows together, and excitingly we will be debuting tracks from our new CD, The Stillest Hour. Break it down… Poetic Riffs…come along, listen, it will make your mind newer. Overland Overloaded More by Overland Overloaded › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.