Likes to measure

Vahri Mckenzie

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These short stories experiment with extra-narrative strategies such as performing character and embodying voice to push prose beyond plot mechanics. Voice is a much used but little understood analytical term in creative writing theory and pedagogy; performative strategies render it more concrete.
Experimental approaches to character and voice pass as contemporary short fiction by matching technique and theme. Likes to measure uses poetics of catalogue (listing structures) to explore problematics of measuring value.
Written during competitive residency at Varuna Writer’s House with Tegan Bennett Daylight; Shortlisted for Newcastle Short Story Award and Margaret River Press Short Story Award; included in a collection shortlisted for Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award (2020).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNewcastle Short Story Award Anthology 2016
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherHunter Writers Centre
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9780987316899
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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