…because he believes that dreams are fragile
and shouldn't be disturbed.
~ excerpt from "The Great Displaced" by Omar Musa
The Disappearing is a project that (literally) maps poetry to place. As an ongoing project, The Disappearing uncovers poetry’s invisible currents in the world around us. Using geo-location to map poetry to place, the project charts fragmentary histories, impressions and memories, encouraging readers to interact in a non-linear way. Not only is The Disappearing a travel-sized library of poems about places, it is also an alternative travel guide that preserves and shares experiences, emotions and ideas that vanish over time.
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Find out about upcoming Disappearing workshops and readings on our event calendar.
The Disappearing is made possible with support from Arts NSW and the Australia Council for the Arts
Adam Aitken, Kaye Aldenhoven, Ali Alizadeh, Richard James Allen, Cathy Altmann, Ivy Alvarez, Eunice Andrada, Sarah Attfield, Maryam Azam, Luke Beesley, Miro Bilbrough, Peter Boyle, Susan Bradley Smith, R.A. Briggs, Lachlan Brown...
Missing Persons, Glimpses and ghosts on Larakia land, St. Kilda, The Report, Birthplace, Gethsemane at the Bowl, At Eucla, What Ingrid Bergman Wanted, Featherlight, Potts Point Redevelopment (1871 fixer upper), Two Souls Had Their Rendezvous , Al Bakery, Umbrella, Nightpoems 13/7/2010, Mr Fucking Rocket tires of saving for a mortgage...
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