Dragons

Published : Monday, October 04, 2010

Okay, indulge me here.

The last time the Dragons won the grand final, I was in my last year of high school. That was thirty-one years ago. A bit has happened since.

If I had tears…

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Tasmanian Poetry Festival

Published : Monday, October 04, 2010

I spent the weekend (1–3 October) in Launceston reading and listening to poems at the Tasmanian Poetry Festival. This year’s was the twenty-fifth—making it the longest-running poetry festival (one of the oldest continuous and continuing literary festivals, indeed) in Australia.…

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Wording the World

Published : Friday, September 17, 2010

Judy Beveridge has edited an anthology of new poems, Wording the World, and it comes out in early October from Puncher & Wattmann.

The collection showcases new work made under Judy’s tutelage by the students of Avondale College,…

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Writing in Bhutan

Published : Wednesday, September 08, 2010

My friend, the poet and memoirist KIm Stafford, son of the poet William Stafford, is leading, with Wendy Erd, a pilgrimage/writing retreat in Bhutan, early next year (24 January to 4 February 2011).

He tells me there are…

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At Bundanon

Published : Wednesday, August 18, 2010

From Monday 23 August to Thursday 9 September, I’m staying down on the Shoalhaven River in the Writer’s Cottage at Bundanon. The Bundanon Residencies are hard to come by, and I feel blessed to have one. I hope the muse…

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