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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 10, Number 3, September 2016


Gerry Jacobson
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


musty smell—
long dead penguins
row on row

The scent of ancient books. The colours: green, orange. The dirt on them. I don't think I'd buy them now even if the titles were attractive. They're not. Stuff out of the 1930s no longer appeals. What I like is the fresh smell of new books, the feel of unread pages. Especially the books that I've contributed to. I'd like to publish more. But I'm getting fussy about it now. Searching for that elusive perfection.

bent over
scribbling moment—
only this



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