Is the winner of the 2016 The Lifted Brow experimental non-fiction prize with numerous short stories published in ‘Nocturnal Submissions’, ‘Overland’, ‘The Lifted Brow’, ‘Meanjin’, Westerly and Horror Sleaze Trash [to name but a few]. His short story Merry-Crack-Mass has been published by InShort Publishing as a ‘pocket book’: http://www.inshortpublishing.com/shop1/uncategorized/merry-crack-mass/. 2 of his short stories has been published as E books by Write Out Publishing: http://writeoutpublishing.com/products/gr-easter and http://writeoutpublishing.com/collections/short-stories/products/el-greco . He has finished writing a novella called “Fuck You; Hemingway” and is looking for a publisher.
W<J>P Newnham lives in Brisbane, Australia with his partner and 2 blue-heelers.
If the Shortest Distances
Between Any Given Points
Are a Straight Line, Then? The
Very Definition of a Shortcut Must
Consider the Existence of Obstacles and
The Endeavor Towards……………. Mitigation
These Obstacles Are Not an Aggravation Other Than as An Annoyance; An Irritation Scratching a Need. A Yen- Don Quixote Rides Again. As He Probably Must- Impelled; Compelled: Directed! Time Is of The Essence and With Patience Held Virtue Like a Sun Tzu Super-Man Waiting, measuring [Depth X Height X Breadth + Volume =] Victories Incrementally: But Is This Recovery or A Repeat?
taking and resulting
Probably Not the Other Quixote Line,
Obstacles Shortcut This Line,
in of its text. This Annoyance;
Quixote cut-up Compelled with Repeat?
Points As Again. Impelled;
rearranged a finish As If Definition
Between cut-up Virtues
This Aggravation new
pieces in Volume Time
Is Time and Given Rearranged as
Directed! Then? taking Any Need.
an Annoyance; each A Super-Man Depth in Time
the single Sun the Shortest
I then Must-?
Like sliding open the hours
Where-in looked the pituitary shotgun
And Hemingway, who is lazy,
Merged his cranium and brain
Deep to the heart of himself.’
These PTSD Nightmares Rushed Like
Inky Squids Spurting Night-Time Jissom
Evocations of more Watery Worlds Where
Fish Have Learnt to Fly as We Breathe
“LIBERTAD O MUERTE”
-Fidel Castro [RIP]
“MUERTE AL CRÍTICO INTERNO: VIVA LA NARRACIÓN!”