Kookaburras and Satyrs: Some Recollections of The Fanfrolico Press [by P. R. Stephensen, 1954]

[Editor: This booklet by P. R. Stephensen was published in 1954.] Kookaburras and Satyrs Some Recollections of The Fanfrolico Press by P. R. Stephensen Talkarra Press 64 Young Street, Cremorne, Australia Of this book 225 copies have been printed This is no. 156 That burgeoning of adolescent enthusiasms, The Fanfrolico Press, was a phenomenon of […]

Permanent [poem by P. R. Stephensen, December 1928]

[Editor: A poem by P. R. Stephensen. Published in The London Aphrodite, number three, December 1928.] Permanent I shall not sing these songs when I am dead. No melodies will murmur in my tomb. I shall not stir impatient in the womb Of death. I shall be dreamless in that bed. No rhythmical intention in […]

Bullets and Ballots [poem by P. R. Stephensen, August 1928]

[Editor: A poem by P. R. Stephensen. Published in The London Aphrodite, number one, August 1928.] Bullets and Ballots (Book review in the form of a rhapsody for the barrel-organ) by P. R. Stephensen I Facilitate Stygian transits Toll Utopian funeral knells And celebrate Bolshevik obsequies For the passing of Shaw and Wells. . . […]

Seducer [poem by P. R. Stephensen, August 1928]

[Editor: A poem by P. R. Stephensen. Published in The London Aphrodite, number one, August 1928.] Seducer You are religious? — Well, if I say The Immortal Gods Walk on the wide earth still And laugh with us In our love’s play On this sunny-grassed hill; And wherever we go In restaurants, cinemas, taxis, trams, […]

Editorial manifestos [article by Jack Lindsay and P. R. Stephensen, August 1928]

[Editor: An article by Jack Lindsay and P. R. Stephensen. Published in The London Aphrodite, number one, August 1928.] Editorial manifestos (a) We stand for a point of view which equally outrages the modernist and the reactionary. It is certain that J. C. Squire and T.S. Eliot, Wyndham Lewis and Dean Inge, Humbert Wolfe and […]