Site Reviews —
Bikwil Contributors' Pages
Richard Fein has placed over fifty of his poems. I
particularly enjoyed The Stone Gatherer, All
Night Talk Radio and Jazzman's Nature. Some
of his works are also to be found at the
Unlikely Stories site.
|This is a
bi-monthly online poetry magazine edited by
Apart from the work of numerous contributing poets (many
of whom are Australian), it has a nice regular
competition, in which readers are given a title and
challenged to improvise a poem. Have a go yourself.
Daniel Boyer's Pages
(Houghton, Michigan, U.S.A.) has been active in
surrealism since 1992, having discovered the writings of
André Breton in 1987. Part of VAPA (the Internet Colony
for Visual and Performing Artists), his Web pages have
examples of Daniel's art together with details of where
he has exhibited.
Press publishes a series of occult novels for women written
by Pulitzer Prize nominee Laura Stamps. "Entertaining Novels
and Novellas for Pagans, Wiccans, Goddess-Worshippers,
Artists, Poets, and Cat-Lovers!"
Stuff, World Stuff, Fun Stuff, Studying — these are the
sections of the site. Michael and his wife teach
English in China, so English Stuff and Studying have the
main emphasis. You don't have to live in China,
though, to benefit from the wealth of helpful material
Poet Les Murray
regarded as Australia's greatest living poet and one of
the finest half-dozen poets writing in English anywhere,
Les Murray now has a Web site devoted to him. Maintained
by an admirer in England (Jason
Clapham), but with Les' express permission, this
site contains up-to-date news about his recent work,
together with several short poems in full — including
one or two as yet unpublished ones. There is also
information on books and articles about Les' life and
café run by Diane
E. Dees and her feline friend Princess. Though this
site concentrates on menus, Diane is also a prolific
author of stimulating and award-winning essays and
stories (published in many places round the Web), all of
which you can access from her café.
Project Gutenberg of
Col Choat (Mt.
Colah, N.S.W., Australia), who aptly characterises it as
"a treasure-trove of literature", this Web site is
designed for those keen on Australian literature and
historical documents. Particularly interesting is the
selection of works by Australian authors or works about
Australia that are available for copyright-free
download. Works such as Louis Stone's Jonah,
Steele Rudd's On Our Selection and Watkin Tench's
Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson.
Scott Cree's Homepage
Englishman John Scott Cree calls himself a "comedy
librarian, church goer, family man with 7 kids and a
lifetime of cynicism". His site reflects his
varied interests and generously offers many freebies,
including music and text.
writing course, six home-study tutorials with personal
tutor (not free) — these and plenty more (over 200
subpages) are available from this wonderful Aussie site.
It's run by Jennifer Stewart, an ex-teacher of high
school English. For fun, why not add your own chapter to
The Never-Ending Story? If you're game, that is.