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  • I read and talked with Mike Ladd and John Tranter I spoke about nests with Gay Bilson and Janine Burke and I read again at the celebrations for the tenth anniversary of Dangerously Poetic Then I caught the plan home with the Rabbitohs fresh from a win over the Titans on the Gold Coast Northerly the magazine of the Northern Rivers Writers Centre host of the festival asked me if

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  • the weekend of 21 to 22 July A lively program dreamed up by Michaela Bolzan who s hatched the festival all on her own showcases poets playwrights philosophers comedians novelists journalists and Amanda Hayward e publisher of the bestselling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey Guests include Kirsten Tranter Katherine Thomson Frank Moorhouse Richard Glover Sue Woolfe Skye Rogers Kate Forsyth and Serge Dansereau who s cooking us all dinner I m up Read More Rhythm Muse Published Saturday June 02 2012 Label Poet Lizz Murphy sent me some smart questions recently about poetry and the life that leads to it and the life that it leads to and I answered them on a train in Canada in late April and now she s posted the Q A on her blog A Poet s Slant http lizzmurphypoet blogspot com au Read More Poetic Manoeuvres in the Dark and on the Television Published Monday May 28 2012 Label Tuesday 29 May 11 am ABC 1 TV Shortcuts samples a reading I gave in the Jenolan Caves on 13 May at a Sydney Writers Festival event I shared with David Brooks Brenda Saunders David Malouf and Judy Beveridge Watch highlights and link to the full reading here http www abc net au tv bigideas stories 2012 05 28 3511401 htm Here s a direct link to my reading on Shortcuts http www abc net au iview view 22460 The full reading airs on Wednesday 6 June Poetry like jazz works best too late and in the dark The opening lines of my poem Jazz or every poem is a Read More The Weather of Who We Are Published Thursday May 17 2012 Label A talk I crafted from Australia s Wild Weather The Weather of Who We Are aired on Radio National

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  • com au article aspx aeid 33210 The poems are Transit of Venus Overgrown Wisteria Haiku The Drama of Survival The News Poetry Tells It happens that the first literary work I ever had published appeared in Eureka Street way back when it used to be printed on paper a review essay of Barbara Blackman s memoir Glass After Glass So it s feels good to have some work in there

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  • Sestets has won the Cardiff International Poetry Prize for 2012 http www literaturewales org news i 141526 The prize attracts entries from all over the world and it carries prize money of 5000 pounds My poem written a little while ago in the Margaret River region of Western Australia will appear in the New Welsh Review in September along with the poems that placed second and third Australian poet Rhiannon

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  • got up to last time http dakuresort com blog creative writing retreat mark tredinnick A Dream With a Pen in its Hand A Masterclass in Creative Writing 18 25 August 2012 The course This Read More Walking Underwater wins the 2011 Montreal Poetry Prize Published Saturday December 17 2011 Label My poem Walking Underwater written in Portland Oregon on a reading tour in March last year has won the inaugural Montreal Poetry Prize The prize is worth 50 000 raised mostly from the donations of poets and modest entry fees 50 000 is more than has ever been offered for a single poem The organisers wanted to send out a message to the world that poetry has inestimable worth and is in wonderful health even if most of the world doesn t seem to know how much we need it The prize attracted over 3200 entries from poets Read More Wild Weather Launched in Canberra 8 December 2011 Published Friday December 09 2011 Label Dr Bob Brown leader of the Greens launched Australia s Wild Weather at the National Library in Canberra last night Bob spoke about the book with great warmth and insight He spoke very personally too about his being a long term weather tragic and about how the book reminds us that we may need to live with more love toward the weather if we want the weather that has sustained us and all our great and terrible works in the anthropocene is to go on loving us A hundred people listened to him and me speak and watched the 128 Read More Weather on the Radio Published Monday November 28 2011 Label Every day this week 28 November to 2 December Jill Emberton is talking with me about the weather Jill presents Mornings on ABC Radio

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  • to lines not plots to stanzas and prayers and paeans and meditations and rants I know it s weird but that s the direction my writing mind wants to wander One day I might write a novel More likely a string of short stories But I don t know Read More The Blue Plateau Published Monday October 15 2007 Label Works In Progress Back in March 2007 I finished a complete rewrite of a book The Blue Plateau I ve been working on sporadically for seven years The Blue Plateau is a work of lyric nonfiction about a place I lived in for seven years it s a piece of nature writing it s a prose poem And the book is out now with a number of publishers in the United States and Australia One way or another it should appear in 2008 09 Here s a description The Blue Plateau is a memoir of an astonishing Australian landscape and some of its people among them Read More Rules for Walking Published Tuesday August 28 2007 Label Poems I Theory I have a general theory keep going I have a rider watch for transitions And another beware false summits II Practice Prepare for the walk by taking the walk Go a little faster than you should and a little slower than you d like Notice the pink mountain berry brilliant as a hooker s lipstick the pink robin on the fallen log above the amber stream the waratah her crimson fingers curled beseeching or Read More Lake St Clair Cycle Published Tuesday August 28 2007 Label Poems Casting Walking the other sunny afternoon along the Frankland Sands I heard a fish jump in shallows The sound drew me and then it drew the fish small and sleek and insouciant translucent

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  • line by line I circle down deeper into the Divine Comedy It a hard road even in terza ryma and not especially funny Some nights I drag my feet Hell I growl here we are again Beside me my beloved

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  • write I think to sound the world and to try the shallow syntax of myself within it The moon is full Awake at 2 am I walk out into the refined poverty of the night in the yard If this were day you d call it dark but it s not The wind is a young god just off the bench and the night knows all about it The original

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