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Friday, September 19, 2014

POETRY WORKSHOP venue: Melbourne, Brighton.

Les Wicks and Andrew Burke

Sunday 7 December 10.00 to 3.30 with a 30 minute break for bring-your-own lunch.

INTENSE” – poetry workshop with Les Wicks. 5 hours.

One of the country’s leading poetry workshop facilitators will be in Melbourne. This project will consist of two components.

Firstly, participants will send four poems (maximum 30 lines each) to 14 days prior to the workshop. The poems with commentary will be distributed to the participants four days prior to the workshop. Participants should bring a copy of the entire commentary document to the workshop.

On the day of the workshop we will work intensively through each participant’s poems building on prior commentary and establishing a dynamic interplay of ideas/insights.

Should they so wish, participants will have a chance to have a piece published in the Internet magazine Australian Poetry Collaboration, which is widely read and archived by the National Library’s Pandora project which preserves significant Australian cultural websites.

This program is designed for people who have previously attended Les Wicks' programs or have a substantive familiarity with workshopping. It is strictly limited to only 6 attendees.

Bookings must be made by 15 November.

Cost $80.

further details & booking:

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

POETICA Around Australia - from ABC Radio National

mage: Before the continent was traversed by white explorers, there was a commonly held belief among Australia's early colonists that an inland sea must exist in such a large land mass. This map was created in 1827 by Thomas J Maslen.

For this show, producer Mike Ladd read his way through 95 new Australian poetry books published in the last year or so. He says, "I favoured poems that looked out as well as in, captured a time and a place, embraced a wider politics, gave you something to feel beyond the default melancholy mode, but also something to think about; poems with wit and social comment. Also, some very polished, even beautiful writing, remains a page phenomenon, but radio is a sound medium; the poems have to communicate on being heard, not by being studied on the page. This selection was made with that in mind."

Supporting Information

List of poems:
‘The Curtain’ by Nathan Curnow from Radar, Walleah Press
‘The Catch’ by Andy Kissane from Radiance, Puncher and Wattmann
‘Tinned Pears and Dove Soap’ by Susan Austin from Undertow, Walleah Press
‘Love on a Brick’ by Tim Thorne from The Unspeak Poems and other verses, Walleah Press 
‘Outhouse Haiku’ by Andrew Lansdown from Inadvertent Things, Walleah Press
‘At A Famine Graveyard’ by Diane Fahey from The Stone Garden, Clouds of Magellan
‘Welcome’ by Tony Lintermans from weather walks in, Hybrid Publishers
‘Baby’ and ‘Miscarriage’ by Lucy Williams from internal weather, Walleah Press
‘A Farm Gate’ by Paul Magee from Stone Postcard, John Leonard Press
‘Regulator’ by Benjamin Dodds from Regulator, Puncher and Wattmann
‘Wireless’ by Todd Turner from Woodsmoke, Black Pepper
‘Double Glaze’ by Steve Brock from Double Glaze, Five Islands Press
‘Julia Gillard Observes Christmas’ and ‘Just So’ by Sandra Thibodeaux from Dirty H2O,Mulla Mulla Press
‘Port’ by Sarah Day  from Tempo, Puncher and Wattmann
‘How to Stop Writing’ by Paul Mitchell from Standard Variation, Walleah Press
‘Jit’ by Benedict Andrews from lens flare, Pitt Street Poetry
‘Birthbed’ by Annamaria Weldon from The Lake’s Apprentice, UWA Publishing

Sydney launch of CONTRAPASSO Magazine 6

Brisbane launch of two Walleah Press titles

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Jamie Oehler's CD - 'PAPER TIGER'

Paper Tiger

by Magnusson/Oehlers/Vanderwal

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Have the physical CD with free download at the same time!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Paper Tiger via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around 15 September 2014

      $20 AUD or more


  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $13 AUD

Signs of the Times

Thanks to Peter Holland for this sign, posted in response to the chalkboard sign of a couple of days back. He shot it
down south somewhere in USA.

Shortlist of the 2014 Newcastle Poetry Prize

Hunter Writers Centre and the University of Newcastle are thrilled to announce the 
Shortlist of the 2014 Newcastle Poetry Prize Competition. 

Vale, Bobby Davis  David Ad├Ęs
Deadman Steve Armstrong
Uluru  Lisa Brockwell
Bracketing a Bursting House  Lachlan Brown
The song of longing  Liana Joy Christensen
Lampedo    Rico Craig
Valour (Somme Sonnets)    Brett Dionysius
Il Voce    Joe Dolce
Rain Is Its Own Season   Diane Fahey
Deposition   Christine Fontana
Green Point Bearings    Kathryn Fry
Ned Kelly Dreaming   Hilary Gilmore
States of Grace   Patrick Gleadhill
Red Riding Hood Grows Old  Debi Hamilton
Hell’s Bells   John Jenkins
Lost Geographies   Jill Jones
To the Picnic of Bears, a leg-up   Christopher Kelen
The Twilight Observatory    Jennifer Kornberger
Itinerary     Anthony Lawrence
Earlier  Rosanna Licari
Houdini in Australia   David Lumsden
Border Crossing   Caitlin Maling
At River Bend   Frances Olive
The All Australian Girl  Ian Pettit
Glass Letters   Felicity Plunkett
The Difference of Distance   Philip Radmall
Beethoven starts work on his great fugue Op.133  Derek Recsei
L Loy D    John Scott
Hex   Connor Strange
Horizons   Alison Thompson
Eloquent Assassin  Campbell Thomson
Walking the Undoing  Anne Walsh
Double Exposure    Chloe Wilson

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Jackson Mac Low on Public Access Poetry, Jan. 26, 1978

Great performance. Listen to it ALL - the complete experience is rounded by the last versions.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Puna Wai Korero - first anthology of Maori poetry in English

An aspiring Maori poet is shocked to be included in a publication alongside some of New Zealand's leading Maori writers.

It includes poems from revered established writers as well as new voices who come from different walks of life including
Keri Hulme, Witi Ihimaera and Hone Tuwhare.

Puna Wai Korero is the first ever anthology of Maori poetry in English.
... read more HERE
Puna Wai Korero will be released on 20th September.