Craig Sherborne

'Power of Attorney' a poem by Craig Sheborne

February 2007, no. 288 01 February 2007
I put away my eyes for the night.I forget dreams,perhaps I don’t have them any more,not close at hand.I’m not book-sick from the gloomy others.I haven’t read a word in years.In me, drink-nettles – I’ve a glass with the same stings,and ice which comes out as clear sweat onthis side of my skin,the right-way-up for drying. ... (read more)

Craig Sherborne reviews 'Razor: A true story of slashers, gangsters, prostitutes and sly grog' by Larry Writer

June 2001, no. 231 01 June 2001
Craig Sherborne reviews 'Razor: A true story of slashers, gangsters, prostitutes and sly grog' by Larry Writer
The only organised crime boss I ever knew was Perce Galea, in the mid1970s. He owned illegal casinos and raced thoroughbreds. ‘Colourful racing identity’, the polite broadsheets called him. My dad raced horses too and would go to Randwick at dawn to watch them work. I’d tag along on Saturdays and there Perce would be – Windsor-knotted tie, brown cashmere long-coat, and porkpie hat – stra ... (read more)

Craig Sherborne reviews 'Always Unreliable: The memoirs' by Clive James

April 2002, no. 240 01 April 2002
Craig Sherborne reviews 'Always Unreliable: The memoirs' by Clive James
Clive James is a fussy A-grade mechanic of the English language, always on the lookout for grammatical misfires or sloppiness of phrasing that escape detection on publishing production lines. Us/we crashtest dummies of the written word, who drive by computer, with squiggly red and green underlinings on the screen to help us steer, should therefore expect perfection in James’s own work, and pounc ... (read more)