1 September 20091 September 2009 Main Posts wax poetic: kurtschenko’s ninja Overland Overloaded Throughout Overland’s Overload coverage, we will be calling for poetic contributions in different ways, mostly via the comments section of this website, and through specific ‘wax poetic’ blog posts. The below little emerald of a haiku came via Sydney poet Brad Frederikson on Facebook where, as unbohemian as it seems, there is a loud and hundreds-strong national poetry and spoken word network. The poem was in response to a call-out for haiku about the Bar Open ninja (see previous two posts). Feel free to haiku comments in response. Kurtschenko’s ninja return addressed; pressed for time three minute feudals. Poet Bio Note: If you were a resident of South-Western Sydney in the early to mid 80’s, Brad is quite possibly the same arsehole who lit the bushfire that forced you to evacuate your home. He dropped out of school at year 9 and kept a low profile for the next 20 years. In 2004, Brad re-emerged as an undergrad student at Macquarie University. He demonstrated an aptitude for Philosophy and began experimenting with poetry in 2008. He continues to study Philosophy at MQ and is encouraged by the fact that the trees grew back. 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?