Saturday, October 24, 2009

Poetry Reading

Our second event for Queer Animals was great. Marc read some of the poems from Mortimer's Some Queer Animals and Why, and we were all greatly amused. Our thoughts were also provoked!

We had some discussion about the poems, and of how much we were over-reading into them. We're pretty sure it was a lot.

All in all, it was an excellent chance dig a little deeper into one of our most controversial shows.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Bandicoot

"Alas! Alas! the Bandicoot!
His head's more piggy than his foot.
His relatives include a bear,
A wolf, a mole with golden hair,
An anteater, a wombat too,
A possom and a kangaroo.
And yet with such a lot to choose from
His choice is absolutely gruesome.

He says, 'I'll grow me rabbit's ears
And that will shame aunt wolf to tears.
I'll wear a long nose like a shrew
Disgracing cousin kangaroo.
And to annoy my uncle bear
I'll have a rat tail with no hair.
They'll call me The Australian Brute!'
Alas! Alas! The Bandicoot!"

-Charles Mortimer, Some Queer Animals and Why

Hear more of these excellent poems in person!

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Check out this crazy sheep art - queer animals across the pond!