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Blast from the Eighties Past

Posted by Dallas Angguish on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, In : Eighties 


Here are some pics (not great quality) of me in the Eighties. A picture says a thousand words as they say and these speak quite articulately about the gender-bending generation. In the one above, I am second from the left, I've been caught mid wink/sneer/stoopid eighties pose. I think I'm fifteen years old in this. Cheers, ciao, enjoy.




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A Rose By Any Other Name

Posted by Dallas Angguish on Sunday, April 15, 2012,

So, after getting asked again about my name I thought I might write a post about it. It might come as a surprise gentle reader but people often ask me if 'Dallas Angguish' is my real name. It's a bit tiring answering that question over and over again but I suppose my name is unusual enough to warrant the curiosity. The answer I normally give is a variation of this:

The full name on my birth certificate is Dallas John Angguish Baker. In the early eighties, when I was a deeply anxious and sad ...


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About Me


I am a writer, editor and academic based in Australia. I have been published in a number of journals including TEXT Journal, Lodestar Quarterly, Retort Magazine, Bukker Tillibul and Polari Journal (of which I am the editor). My work has also appeared in the anthologies Bend, Don’t Shatter (2004), Dumped (2000 and US edition 2002) and Sensual Travels (2013). A collection of my short works, Anywhere But Here, was published in 2006 and received very positive reviews. My collection America Divine: Travels in the Hidden South was published by Phosphor Books. I have a PhD in Writing from Griffith University.