9 September 20099 September 2009 Main Posts small change Overland Overloaded Overload Overloaded’s Benjamin Theolonius Sanders took his haiku reviewing on the road to Dante’s for the launch of Maurice McNamara’s Half Hour Country (Small Change Press, 2009) on Saturday September 5, catching performances by poets Matt Hetherington, Anna Fern, David Stravanger and Graham Nunn. IQ chides the calling of a mobile phone during a poetry reading, laments the physical constraints of the human body and his inability to duplicate himself for the purposes of Overload reviewing, and encounters poet Randall Stephens, whose spoken word CD Tales from an Idiot was launched at Passionate Tongues on Monday evening as part of Overload. Dante’s Bacon Maurice and Anna make vegetarians want to eat Pork with love. Plush notes trickle, form flugelhorn waterfalls, mists, lunar rainbow clouds. Glass break percussion! Sharp squeal*! Volcanic laughter!!! Unflapped — He haikus. Phones Quite Please The reading starts. Jump#%! Mobile alarm vibrations provide O*!*!! cheap thrill! Overlapping Choices Wanting two of me enough to attend each of Overload’s events. Rue ? Without Her Flickering light –shorts. Unscrews in an Aussie’s chest. Randall walks Paris. Birthday Times Too Irma is beaming. Two months…She first-time Grandma Cuddles love poem. Sandy Don Helen casts faithful pebbles beachward cheeky nipper smiles. ©Benjamin Theolonius Sanders 8 September 2009 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 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?