Published 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 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.