Monday, November 30, 2009

Cutwater Press has moved to... (click on the address & you'll be taken there)


you can read more about cutwater, buy copies of the book and contact the eds. about stocking cutwater, talking cutwater and fumbling cutwater

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


All photos by Georgia Blackie 2009.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

If Cutwater were the lead singer in a band, reading from a lectern...

You're a tower without the bells/You're a negative wishing well.

Monday, October 27, 2008

If Cutwater were a music video...

Cutwater - a book - will be released in 2009.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008



Dan Collins spent several years working in bookstores, playing bass in a rock 'n' roll band, and completing a BA in Communication at UTS. He has written music criticism for The Brag and had a palindromic poem published in the 2007 UTS Anthology. He currently works in the photographic library of a large media corporation.

Some Books That Dan Collins Has Read In His Lifetime

1. A Walk on the Wild Side, Nelson Algren
2. Hell, Henri Barbusse
3.Sombrero Fallout, Richard Brautigan
4. My Last Breath, Luis Bunuel
5. Blow-Up and Other Stories, Julio Cortazar
6. The Practice of Everyday Life, Michel de Certeau
7. Ask the Dust, John Fante
8. Les Chants de Maldoror, Comte de Lautreamont
9. Pedro Paramo, Juan Rulfo
10. The Street of Crocodiles, Bruno Schulz

Sam Twyford-Moore has been publishing music criticism regularly in The Big Issue since 2005. His writing has appeared in Meanjin. He is at work on a novel about failure

Some Books Sam Has Stolen From Bookstores

1. The Public Burning, Robert Coover
2. Herzog, Saul Bellow
3. HEAT Magazine, ed. Ivor Indyk
4. Homesickness, Murray Bail
5. Running in the Family, Michael Ondaatje
6. Dastgah: Diary of a Headtrip, Mark Mordue
7. Inside Out, Robert Adamson
8. The Collected Stories of Richard Yates, Richard Yates
9. The Americans, Baby, Frank Moorhouse
10. The Savage Detectives, Roberto Bolano

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A little literary inspiration:

CUTWATER : noun 1) the most forward part of a ship; 2) a projecting sharp portion of a bridge or pier abutment designed to reduce the force of flowing water

... her flattened mammae, in sympathy with this tormented eructation of countenance, had put forth cutwaters and were rowelling her corsage.

- Beckett, "A Wet Night," More Pricks than Kicks, p. 61.

Cutwater will collect the best in Australian writing - fiction, literary journalism, poetry, comics and zines - for a literary anthology to be published in 2009 with the assistance of an Australian Council of the Arts Write In Your Face Grant. Submissions will open in July.

Cutwater was born when Sam Twyford-Moore, Daniel Collins and Ele Williams met and put together a grant application for the Australia Council of the Art's Write In Your Face grant. They were awarded the grant in May 2008. Ele unfortunately had to drop out of the project because of time constraints.

You can read about our grant here. Look out for the special mention we get in the first paragraph...