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by Robert DiNapoli
October 9, 2021
My 3CR Spoken Word Interview, pt. 2

The concluding half of my chat with Di Cousens about the curious world of Old English wisdom poetry.

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October 5, 2021
The Gnostic Hotel Will Soon Open for Business

How soon? With any luck before the year's out, but maybe only just. My editor and I need a good sit-down over the ms., but who knows how soon that will be able to happen, given recent Covid numbers in Melbourne and the likelihood that our lockdown will continue for some time yet. But my […]

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August 3, 2021
Me on 3CR Melbourne Community Radio

The first part of my interview with Di Cousens.

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July 30, 2021
A Far Light

A few fresh copies on order. A little on the pricey side for my taste, but that's the nature of niche academic publishing. Contact me if you're interested.

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July 29, 2021
The Gnostic Hotel

My next book of poems, The Gnostic Hotel, will be published by Littlefox Press, with any luck before the end of this year. Here is a quick excerpt and the full text of the introduction. The Errant Knight It’s in the name: all wanderers will stray, the errant knight commits his share of bads— it’s […]

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May 18, 2021
Book Launch Wed 30 June

Book Launch At The Alderman 134 Lygon Street Carlton VIC 3054Wednesday 30 June6pm Νoted linguist Kate Burridge launches Robert DiNapoli’s book of early English wisdom poetry, released this year by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Bob will read from his translations, speak to the fascinatingly elusive concept of wisdom, and moderate whatever discussion the whole business prompts. […]

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March 8, 2021
Special Discount on New Book

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is now offering Reading Old English Wisdom at a 25% discount. You can enter the discount code, PROMO25, on your order: View Link

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February 22, 2021
Fresh copies arrive

A fresh copy of Reading Old English Wisdom arrives in Hawthorn, all the way from Newcastle upon Tyne. Launch to follow, date and venue TBA.

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February 13, 2021
A Beginning of Sorts

New author website. New blog. Thanks to Mike Cutter for designing it so beautifully! I hope to post casual and current-event comments here from time to time. And I will be very happy to respond to readers' comments and questions here as well, so do make free with the facility. Bob

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February 13, 2021
Book cover designs

My son Jon DiNapoli is an accomplished animator as well as an illustrator. He's responsible for the covers of Engelboc and Reading Old English Wisdom. You can find samples of his work at his website, Jon DiNapoli (

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