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  • Library of Australia in a book that will come out late in 2011 I managed to spin out three new poems too that will see the light this year I got to the beach at Huskisson a couple of times with Maree and the little ones and I ve taken up walking and running again to get myself back in my body But those activities remind my how much I also need to get a yoga practice going at forty nine I am no longer as supple as rumour has it I once was At nights I ve worked my way through the episodes of Owen Sheer s A Poet s Guide to Britain a Christmas present to myself Have a look at it if you haven t seen it apart from leading me to poets I should have met ages back Louis MacNeice and George Mackay Brown the series explores unfamiliar work by familiar poets Wordsworth and Plath for example and elegantly explicates the connection in so many fine poets work between landscape love language and self i ve also done a little reading Michael Cunningham s new novel By Nightfall which seemed hastily written though I think that was partly affect but which also like the best literature had me taking notes in my journal and asking myself questions about my life Prompted by 501 Must Read Books which I got for Christmas I reread the first of Lawrence Durrell s Alexandria Quartet Justine I always want these books to be just a little more real and a little less is self indulgent too harsh than they seem and so Justine seemed again But stunning of sex and love and landscape I also got hold of the Popular Penguins edition of Ginsberg s Howl Kaddish and Other Poems

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  • to engage in the ancient business of spiritual inquiry My poem Have You Seen won the prize in its first year and it s a delight to be in the running again The judges this year were Anna Kerdijk Nicholson Ron Pretty and Les Wicks The prize is announced at the National Art School Gallery in Darlinghurst on 2 September in Sydney The full shortlist Perfume by Margaret Collett Quince

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  • prose party On the Saturday we talk about memoir place lyric nonfiction and if we have any time left the writing life This session is Places of the Heart it s shaped around our two memoirs On Sunday we talk about the nature and uses of poetry in particular any relationship it might have to autobiography What is the nature of the truth poetry tells and how does it go

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  • highlands The Bookshop Bowral has asked me to come along and share some of the news poetry tells next Thursday 16 February at 6 pm I ll talk about the Montreal Prize which I won last year and the state of poetry and why we need it so much more than we realise I ll read some poems including Walking Underwater the poem that won the MPP I ll read

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  • it s a Greek gift a Trojan Horse Inside I have some challenging things to say about not just the fear but the grief one feels at the prospect of a radically changed climate at whose leading edge we already sit And I wonder why it is we so over identify with weather that is not to be honest excessively extreme or turbulent on a world scale Not yet anyway I wonder if beauty is such a hard case to make in Australia if we treat emotion so warily because though our weather is fairly mild the rain tends not to come when we call If at all This is after Antarctica the driest continent on earth And I suggest that we have drought in our nature in the way we speak and the way we deal with each other and the world we are dry imperturbable skeptical sometimes meagre suspicious of the future sometimes ruder than we need to be and meaner We are in good and bad ways what the weather of such a large temperate arid continent might make of a people who live on it The Canberra launch takes place at 4 pm in the Conference

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  • visionary poetry entrepreneur has organised the gig Opening Lines the first in a series I think featuring local Southern Tablelands poets The event at The Oddfellows Hall which seems a good name 67 Comur Street Yass is supported by Poetry Australia STARTS and the ACT Writers Centre IT starts at 2 pm and includes an open mike Inquiries 02 6226 5806 I m going to read some brand new poems

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  • Info Credo Success Brief Life Contact Gallery Search this site The ACT Government has just announced the winners of the ACT Book of the Year and the various categories of poetry prizes they award each Excerpt from ACT Literary Prizes Recent Post Why Write Prize Life Praise Life Getting Over Your Self A Peaceable Revolution Cool Web The Lyric Stance Voice Place and the Lyric Essay Nature Me The Gospel

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  • November to 2 December Jill Emberton is talking with me about the weather Jill presents Mornings on ABC Excerpt from Weather on the Radio Recent Post Why Write Prize Life Praise Life Getting Over Your Self A Peaceable Revolution Cool

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