Allied to the bottom of the river rather than the surface, by reason of the slime and ooze with
which it was covered, and its sodden state, this boat and the two figures in it obviously were doing something that they often did, and were seeking what they often sought.
Laced with ancestral invocations and the confluences of polity, these are forthright poems that pound with heart rhythms, ooze with
street love and call for a brazen fist.
It is this attention given to the sound and overall concept of the music that makes all the difference: a certain formality in place of illdisciplined jamming, and a clarity of purpose which would ooze with
style if style oozed, which I doubt.
With sections devoted to his boyfriend, his life with HIV, and the many facets of his homeland, Paul's essays and journal entries ooze with
uniquely Australian charm.