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  • than myself opens his mouth and cries and prays and kinda joins the choir Still and all it s good to know that someone s listening Here s a note that arrived this morning in my inbox Phil Harmer the brother of this reader was a creative writing student of mine a few years back My brother Phil Harmer gave me your recent book The Blue Plateau Please know that

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  • book I sat down to write It changed a lot in the writing and I wrote a lot of other books before I got to the end of it but it was always going to be the book it became once I became the man I needed to be to write it The book is my attempt in my accent to do for the Blue Mountains west of Sydney what Henry David Thoreau did in Walden and Karen Blixen did in Out of Africa and Annie Dillard did in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Read More The Little Green Grammar Book Published Saturday January 02 2010 Label Books The Little Green Grammar Book twin to The Little Red Writing Book UNSWP October 2008 aims to do for grammar what the red book does for style And in the same tone of voice It s useful but it has attitude It s fun I m told to read Grammar is the rules for paradise I say in the book writing is the paradise Grammar is the set of rules you ll need to know and sometimes cleverly break but never forget if you want to write with grace or cool or circumspection However your paradise is configured The laws Read More Writing Well The Essential Guide Published Saturday January 02 2010 Label Books Writing Well is what my writing primer The Little Red Writing Book is called in the edition published by Cambridge in 2008 for the US and UK and other English speaking markets Essentially the same as the red book 2006 Writing Well is adapted for use outside Australia more US and UK examples my best shot at US spellings and a few improvements Writing Well is a guide to expressive creative writing and effective professional prose Enriched by

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  • has been anthologised in this beautiful new book Stories of Belonging edited by Kali Wendorf It keeps good company there with among others Linda Hogan David Whyte and my friend Deborah Bird Rose For more information or to purchase visit

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  • Blue Plateau is out now in North America My copies arrived last week from my publisher Milkweed Editions They ve made a lovely job of the book It s a joy to be out and about in the wider world

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  • wonderful publisher Carol Jenkins has just lodged my CD The Road South on the website CD Baby https www cdbaby com cd tredinnick It s a cool site you can download tracks from my collection there Take a look Label

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  • to the power of place is to convey the texture and ambiance of the Blue Plateau and his spangled sentences glide like creeks around mighty eucalyptus humble homes and rough terrain marked by his neighbors stories of hard work deprivation stoicism miraculous survival and tragic death Tredinnick is an ardent listener and observer attentive to animals people and weather as he reads deep time in the narrative arc of stone

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  • com or register on the home page Read More Review of The Blue Plateau in Orion Published Tuesday January 05 2010 Label The Blue Plateau published by Milkweed in October 2009 scored a lovely review in Orion in November http www orionmagazine org index php articles review 5116 Characterising my prose as part Mary Austin part Gretel Erlich the reviewer Phil Condon suggests Tredinnick s vision and voice become the forces of wind and water His words lap and flood howl and whisper addressing and giving voice to trees rocks and rivers and leaving behind the haunt and trace of several multigenerational families of settlers and ranchers their stories strengths tragedies and losses Read More The rant against cant Published Monday January 04 2010 Label With my co author Geoff Whyte I ve finally got The Little Black Book of Business Writing finished We submitted our little rant against cant to the publishers UNSWP on 15 December We ll be dealing with the edits through January and the proofs through February and March The press has the book scheduled to publish in June 2010 At this point I m just relieved to have wrestled the thing to the ground Once the edits are done though I m sure my enthusiasm will wax UNSWP are thrilled with the book and excited about its marketing potential there s interest in it Read More Some new poems Published Monday January 04 2010 Label After keeping my writing to myself for much of 2009 I finished with a publishing burst One Life at a Time a little sestet appeared in The Sun Herald on Sunday 6 December Four poems Maybe Fire Diary Recession and Fortune came out in Blue Dog 8 16 December 2009 And Mecca turned up in Wet Ink 17 December 2009

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  • Highlands And the event takes place at the Brahma Kumaris retreat there a restful and healing place My theme is Divine Chatter writing as a conversation with the gods in us 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

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