photographs: Tony Sernack

A Peaceable Revolution

Published : Friday, April 26, 2013 | Published In: Writing -

I have an essay “A Peaceable Revolution” in a fantastic new book Project Republic, and argument for the republic we should have become years ago.

The book comes out late in May, but my advances arrived today, and I can feel the book’s energy (essays, especially, by Larissa…

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Sulphur-Crested New Year

Published : Monday, December 31, 2012 | Published In: Writing -

I’m bringing in the new year—thank you, Kit—with a sulphur-crested sonnet in the Wonder Book. http://wonderbookofpoetry.org/mark-tredinnicks-sulphur-crested-cockatoo-at-dusk/

Kit Kelen is publishing my sonnet “Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo at Dusk” in his online Wonder Book of Poetry. Get onto the Wonder Book: it’s a treat. Not just a online journal; more…

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Catullus in Hawaii

Published : Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | Published In: Writing -

Seems like a long time ago now, but it must have been 2004 or 2005, I travelled to Hawaii to be part of a tour of international writers, hosted by Takiora Ingram and there Pacific Writers Connection. Larissa Behrendt was on that tour and Kim Stafford and Debra Magpie Earling.…

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A Poet’s Guide to Climate Change

Published : Saturday, December 29, 2012 | Published In: News

My talk “A Poet’s Guide to Climate Change” plays on Radio National tomorrow (Sunday 30 December 2012) at 9:45 am.

Here’s the link: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/ockhamsrazor/a-poet27s-guide-to-climate-change/4426198

You can read and download the transcript there; after 30 December, you can hear the talk by podcast. Assuming the poles…

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“Margaret River Sestets” wins the Cardiff Poetry Prize 2012—Makes the Landscape “flame and sing”

Published : Tuesday, December 04, 2012 | Published In: News

In June my poem “Margaret River Sestets” was announced as the winner of this year’s Cardiff International Poetry Prize for 2012.
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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…

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Whose common wealth is this anyway?

Published : Monday, December 10, 2012 | Published In: News

It seems we—and the land we say we love so much—dodged a bullet on Friday (7 December 2012). But only narrowly, and possibly not for long. (The States of Australia want the Commonwealth to hand back environmental protection powers to the States. Remember the Franklin, anyone? The super trawler? The…

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Brief Life

Mark Tredinnick, winner of the Montreal Poetry Prize (2011) and the Cardiff Poetry Prize (2012), is the author of The Blue Plateau, Fire Diary, and nine other acclaimed works of poetry and prose. He lives in the highlands southwest of Sydney, Australia.

Tredinnick is “one of our great…

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If a week is a long time in politics, how long is eleven-and-a half years?

Long enough, I’d say.