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  • by Nicola Trethowan Recent News Why Write A Poet s Guide to Climate Change Margaret River Sestets wins the Cardiff Poetry Prize 2012 Makes the Landscape flame and sing Whose common wealth is this anyway Not Even in Someone Else s Backyard True Story Loneliness and creativity US Reading Tour for The Blue Plateau and Fire Diary March to April 2011 Indigo Sunset Rereading Basho at the End of the

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  • to say about my poem Mark Tredinnick s Eclogues the winning poem in this year s Newcastle Poetry Prize works elegantly and intimately over a huge terrain It seems at first to be a poem about the domestic space of someone who writes about the writing life and family about the immediacy and beauty of plants and climate gathering these themes the poem moves turns delays and decoys It weaves a strong sense of family and children growing up the pleasures and pains of parenting into a sustained attentiveness to lanscape and place One s own life is an absurd miracle Tredinnick writes waning as long as it lasts If there is an undertow in this phrase pulling the reader into a melancholy closeness to things then this tone ultimatley prepares us for what ultimately motivates this enormously skilful poem For the writer is aware that contemplating natural environments is to contemplate something longer than human life including the lives of the two friends the first friend the recently deceased environmental geographer George Seddon the other friend an unnamed American poet fighting cancer The weight and the impact of these tragedies held in a marvellous act of sympathy and tact are what energise this poem towards its sustained and moving conclusion steering the work into being a buoyant and immaculately orchestrated poem explored as a movement of utterance as well as a movement of thought I think my poem is about dying and how to survive it it s a meditation on the consolations of landscape this is what an eclogue has always been and the uses of poetry it s an elegy for the suffering of the earth and it s a pastoral exploration of the miraculous and tenuous threads that keep us alive for a time and keep

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  • and book publishing to become the writer I now am That wasn t he only apprenticeship I served there were others in sentences and landscape and love and loss But Anne s caught some of the story Recent News Why Write A Poet s Guide to Climate Change Margaret River Sestets wins the Cardiff Poetry Prize 2012 Makes the Landscape flame and sing Whose common wealth is this anyway Not

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  • essays presented at the first conference of ASLE ANZ Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment at Monash University in 2005 You can find it at http search informit com au browseJournalTitle res E LIBRARY issn 1443 6124 The poem and Lucia s photographs came from time each of us spent at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania Recent News Why Write A Poet s Guide to Climate Change Margaret

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  • has quite taken the spirit from me But I was glad to talk with you just now and hear you say marvellous as only you can say it and to talk with you about your work and the world It is heartening to know that the storyteller is writing all the way to the end of his story Make sure you stay with us long enough to vote this bastard out of office won t you Not that the new boy is any kind of messiah particularly for the land But he s an improvement with him there is some hope at least But we must all as you ve done with such love and discipline all your long life keep at our work whatever that work is in the one true voice if we can find it each of us has been given To divine the world and to make us take responsibility for it and for ourselves within it and to rage against the stupidities we have wrought upon it and each other and never to stop this is our work this has been your work You ve been an elder and a teacher to us all I was glad to be able to send Barry Lopez another great teacher and writer a copy of your great book one of them They All Ran Wild It is right and for me personally very pleasing to know that he has that book of yours in his house and has had it these past months in his hands that you two have been thus in conversation Please know that I hold you more than ever in my heart these days Know that you have been to me as to many others a father and a grandfather and a brother An

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  • what The Little Red Writing Book did for composition and style The book is in editing now UNSW Press have it slated for release in Read More Sri Lankan Writing Retreat Published Thursday May 29 2008 I m delighted to announce that I ve been asked to lead a writing retreat workshop to Sri Lanka this October 2008 The retreat runs from 1 to 13 October It takes place mostly in the Sri Lankan highlands some of Read More Cowshed Class Two July to September 2008 Published Thursday May 29 2008 The second cowshed class for 2008 will start on Saturday 12 July and run till 27 September See the entry under Teaching for a discussion of cowshed classes and for some testimonials take a look at some pictures in Gallery Read More New Work Published Thursday May 29 2008 It feels to me like I spent the first four months of this year reading the 150 nonfiction entries in the 2008 New South Wales Premier s Literary Awards writing The Little Green Grammar Book UNSW Press September 2008 and turning Read More Page 15 of 19 pages First 13 14 15 16 17 Last Recent News Why Write A

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  • was almost but not the Book of the Year The manuscript of what became Fire Diary but which was called Rules for Walking when I brought it together in March was commended for the Alec Bolton award for an unpublished poetry manuscript Jillian Pattinson won that award for The Infinite Library And my poem Rain at Eltham was shortlisted for the Rosemary Dobson prize for a single unpublished poem There

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  • run a piece of a long conversation we recorded a few weeks back about my poetry and prose my alleged addiction to the weather and my book Australia s Wild Weather Jill will also play some fragments of The Wombat Vedas which caught Jill s ear because it won the Newcastle Poetry Prize this year and a few of the more wind blown flood prone fire ravaged poems from Fire

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