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· Dream-Dust Parasites

· The Angel of Luxury and Sadness, Volume One

Short Stories
· The Orpheus Plague

· The Phantom Library

· Theresa Jones - by Ian Irvine (hobson)

· The Doubtful Muse - by Ian Irvine (Hobson)

· Samuel Elmsmore Dreams of Harry The Crab

· Five Boxes and a Knife

· Trevor Franklin Refuses to Allow me to Impress my Teacher

· New Science Perspectives on Ghosts and Other Paranormal Phenomena

· Sara Douglass, Speculative Fiction & Medieval History

· Transmedia Story-Telling (in a Holographic Multiverse)

· Zoetics: New Perspectives on Fundamental Creativity

· Muse of the Long-Haul: Thirty-One Isles of the Creative Imagination

· Trickster Gods and the Quantum Muse: Creativity and the Multiverse

· Hermesian Epidemics: Depression, Anxiety, Derealisation, Narcissism ,

· Hermes Negatively Polarised - Pt 5 Alchemy and the Imagination

· The Angel of Luxury and Sadness

· Notes on Creativity Revolutions: Modernism - A Literature of the Void?

· Hiroshima Dance

· Three Poems in Platform 15

· Any Available Exit

· Spirits in Triples

· Tending the Grove - from the Taliesin-Ceridwen Sequence

· The Chase Across time (part 2)

· The Chase Across Time (Part 1)

· The World Rushed in (The Awen)

· Three Drops From the Cauldron

· The Ghost Narrates

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· Aradale Creativity Weekend

· The Gods Abandon Olympus (for Hollywood) - Public Talk

· Sara Douglass Worlds - Revived

· Bendigo Writers Festival 2014

· An Accidental Soldier (based on Silent Parts by John Charalambous)

· Voyage of the Beagle poems at

· Three Poems from 'Coral Reveries' published by Poetry Life and Times

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Facing The Demon of noontide
by Ian Irvine (Hobson)   

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· Dream-Dust Parasites
· The Angel of Luxury and Sadness, Volume One



Publisher:  Booksurge ISBN-10:  1588980162 Type:  Fiction


Copyright:  Jan 1 2000

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Facing the Demon of Noontide is a poetic meditation on the soul in a postmodern setting. This collection of poems by Ian Irvine breaks new poetic ground even as it deals with the hangovers of old millennium life.

Facing the Demon of Noontide is a poetic meditation on the soul in a postmodern setting. This collection summarizes the poet's creative and intellectual preoccupations over the past ten or so years. There are poems dealing with inspiration, personal loss, life in the Australian outback, travel through South East Asia, love, and more. Over the entire collection towers the Demon of Noontide, the ancient specter of ennui and alienation first encountered by the ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, and immortalized by the Desert Fathers of Christendom and countless poets and storytellers there-after. Ian uses this specter as a personal symbol for the many faceted postmodern forms of alienation/disenchantment which have interested him since the early 80s. Over forty of the poems in the collection have been published in journals and over the world wide web in prominent literary internet journals such as Vernacular, Australian Writers' Journal, Ozlit, Conspire, Bonfire, Gravity, Grape Poetry, Blur, ACME Poetry and plumbing supplies and Eclectica, among many others.


The Gods abandon us
and we disintegrate
heavy handed
glutted with metaphors
self-recriminating, tying
sisters, brothers, lover
to the gallows.
Look at us,
scratching at the boils
of Nietzsche.

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  2. To the Heart: A poetry collection
  3. The Nature of Life
  4. Kaleidoscope: The Collection
  5. Heart & Soul
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  7. As This World Winds Down - 2nd Edition
  8. Poems in times of grief
  9. Carrboro Poetica
  10. Cellography

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