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  • Carlton I share the stage with Dan Disney and Kent McCarter two Melbourne poets The event is this month s offering from Pages Poetry Readings live poetry initiative Dan and Kent and I are the guest poets this month I m thrilled to be there Readings of course is one of the great indie bookstores in the country Readings is at 309 Lygon Street Carlton the event starts at 6

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  • biggest prize for an individual poem And this year to celebrate whatever one calls a thirtieth anniversary The University of Newcastle one of the sponsors of the prize has increased its support to boost the total prize money So there are five prizes in 2011 with the overall winner taking home or somewhere 12 000 This is how if they re lucky poets pay their rent these days There are some wonderful poets on the shortlist and I m pretty pleased to be among them http newcastlepoetryprize com Thanks very much to the judges Jennifer Harrison and Keri Glastonbury for liking my wombats and their plump Shoalhaven sutras Thanks also to to the Hunter Writers Centre for supporting this great prize which has helped sustain and enrich Australian poetry And thanks to the other sponsor of the prize the City of Newcastle Shortlisted poems are published each year in the prize anthology released on prize night Friday 30 September at the Newcastle Region Art Gallery The prize is announced as part of Australian Poetry s inaugural National Poetry Symposium held at the University of Newcastle 30 September to 2 October This year on prize night the HWC is also publishing

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  • with The Gods but the gig starts I believe at 8 00 pm Read More Basho and the Tsunami Published Sunday March 20 2011 Label What bleak and apocalyptic times in Japan The grief and astonishment and uselessness one feels How astonishing it was almost live to watch a wave push so far inland carrying burning houses so peaceably on its back How quickly the story turned from earthquake to tsunami a Japanese word of course to a peculiarly Japanese nightmare nuclear contamination an appalling moral tale of scientific hubris and a proud national determination to be one s own people Three hundred and fifty years ago Matsuo Basho passed through Fukushima and later through Sendai on his long pilgrimage to Japan s deep north they Read More The Burning Bush West Australian launch of Fire Diary 16 Feb Published Thursday January 20 2011 Label Buddha found enlightenment under a bodhi tree the sacred fig near Sarasvati in the Himalayas Sarasvati is a river said to rise under the tree of wisdom where the Buddha saw the ultimate light she is also a goddess and she has carriage of music learning language and poetry She s the mother of the vedas the great hymns of Hindu wisdom All of which gets started at the bodhi tree So the Bodhi Tree Bookshop seems like the right place to be giving Fire Diary its West Australian launch in mid February Indigo Journal is hosting the gig Read More Debussy Me Published Thursday October 18 2012 Label Will Duchon read my poem Red Moon Eclogues last Friday night on his radio program Words and Music on WMNR Fine Arts Radio Connecticut I was delighted to have some of my work aired and in some fine company Tess Gallagher especially on Will s program

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  • on the poetry shortlist are Caroline Caddy s Burning Bright Jennifer Harrison s Colombine New Selected Poems David Musgrave s Phantom Limb Jennifer Maiden s Pirate Rain Kate Lilley s Selected Poems of Dorothy Hewett I m proud to keep that kind of company David Musgrave is my publisher a nice plot point We don t find out who s won till September but to have made such a list

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  • writers of all levels Ten till five Saturday and Sunday 450 plus GST 5 6 November 2011 POETRY IN THE COWSHED A gentle crash course in poetic form and technique for beginning poets and an opportunity for for established poets to play with some new ideas and find fresh inspiration A chance to read some fine poems closely workshop some poems of your own and try some new tricks in

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  • and fisherman will launch Fire Diary at Collected Works in Melbourne on Friday 27 May 2011 The launch is supported by Australian Poetry and hosted generously by Kris Hemensley in his wonderful bookshop Australia s best poetry bookstore upstairs in the Nicholson Building 37 Swanston Street Melbourne We start at 6 pm The event will include readings of their poetry and some of mine by Susan Fealy Carolyn Leach Paholski

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  • and talk about poetry s role in all this from 11 till 12 It s hard as William Blake who may as well be the festival s patron saint knew to see a world in a grain Read More Meet Me at the Bookshop Bowral 16 February 2012 Published Thursday February 09 2012 Label It is difficult to get the news from poems wrote William Carlos Williams yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there My local bookshop in the 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 Read More Talking Weather and Words with Margaret Throsby on Classic FM Wednesday 1 February 2012 Published Monday January 30 2012 Label Margaret Throsby whose interviews on Classic FM ABC radio I ve listened to for ten years or more invited me on to talk poetry weather grammar music and ecology this Wednesday 1 February Margaret s format is famous she leads her guest in a conversation that travels through his or her life and passions the guest chooses five pieces of music they love the conversation negotiates a passage always elegant and often deep between the music Choosing my music was exquisite and prolonged for two days I replayed most of the music I love in order to leave nearly all 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

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  • Love reviews my book in the latest issue of Good Reading She makes a good point about the way the book eludes the conventional categories most libraries and bookshops use and the risk that readers will not find it I found The Blue Plateau the other day in Philosophy in a big bookstore in Sydney Philosophy is one place you might put my book but if it s the only

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