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The UQ Writers Group

(Formerly known as the UQ Poetry Society)

The Society is Defunct

The UQ Poetry Society - as it existed from 1996-1998 - is defunct. This page remains up in its memory. The society died at the hands of Letch, as well as problems organising the bastard, as well as unhelpful student union people with regard to our affiliation meetings, as well as... well, it just fucking died, ok? Blame what you feel like blaming, but a weekly attendance of about 4 isn't worth the time. It's a problem that poetry groups seem to be afflicted with, basically people get really fucking lazy. Is TV really so much better? I guess most people think so. Oh well, go wallow big old world.

I guess i should say that the group was best in its first year, back when we had a devoted group of about 6 core members and 10-12 regulars. Those times were great, and it just didn't seem to convert over to something bigger. Yes, you could say i'm bitter... i think it's more just a sense of loss. We had something good, but it didn't last. Such things don't seem to last. As a friend of mine said recently about a different thing (the sentiment stands)... "Those were golden days, my friend.".

UQ Poets...... here's to golden days. They were great while they lasted.

- heretic
1st May 1998

Between the time we started counting the impacts in the wee small hours of 6-10-96 and when we stopped in Feb 98, 176 people emitted a dull "bonk" as they banged their head on this page.

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