A Report From the Poetry & the Contemporary... →
How to sum up the Poetry and the Contemporary Symposium held at Melbourne’s Trades Hall under the auspices of Deakin University – three days of esteemed, associated, unknown, expert, dilettante, crystalline, recondite, modest, bold and blusterous papers and events
Rita Dove (ed.): The Penguin Anthology of 20th... →
Reviewed by Paul Kane in ABR.
Issue Five of Bare Hands is now online. |... →
Issue Five of Bare Hands is now online. Bare Hands showcases contemporary poetry & photography from around the world.
Here are some more forthcoming Australian poetry titles to get into a state...– Poetry Titillations Part 2 « Southerly
Robert Adamson at RhiZomiC Poetry reading tonight
At first she refused to sing. But here she was. A long brown dress, with...– Bessie Smith and the Pretty Kitties | - – - – Adam Ford: poet, novelist, zinemaker, comic artist, show-off – - – -
The Australian poetry community lost one of its true characters this past week…...– Big man’s last wave | Another Lost Shark
Rabbit is proud to officially announce the addition of Bonny Cassidy (essay...– rabbitpoetry | a journal for non-fiction poetry
All Together Now
As far as most American poetry readers are concerned, “Down Under” might as well be synonymous with “Out of Sight, Out of Mind.” The most recent edition of The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, for example, includes approximately 130 authors from the United States and nearly 50 from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. In contrast, Australia, a country with a...
@sydneypoetry Too true, unfortunately. But big props to Rabbit Poetry who...– Twitter / @nathanael_o: @sydneypoetry Too true, un …
Oh! I’ve seen a lot of girls, my boys, and drunk a lot of beer, And...– write write wrong: The importance of colonial Australian women’s letters and journals: an essay
Poetry on Carp St.: Still, Life. With Metaphor. →
poettreeoncarp: I have to say that the highlight of this week was seeing poet, Michael Dransfield’s, actual handwriting on an envelope he sent to Robert Adamson in 1972.
Sydney City Poet: On Michael Hulse, Translation,... →
sydneycitypoet: Poet, Editor and Translator Michael Hulse A number of years ago I ran into an acquaintance in the library (he worked there; I merely frequented the place) and he asked what I’d been reading lately. I mentioned that I had recently begun reading a lot of Polish poetry. His response was that he…
crying by onlymeith at rob walker poet →
Says Rob Walker Onlymeith’s production of my poem crying at the poetry reading is beautiful in its simplicity – the lone cello, beautiful use of pauses for emphasis, the blended piano and strings which give the listener time to reflect on the words without schmaltziness. It’s always rewarding to see your own work taken one level higher by someone else. I couldn’t hope for better.
Spineless Wonders asks Michelle Cahill | Short... →
Spineless Wonders asks Michelle Cahill: Who are the short fiction authors you admire?
I really thought it was a shame that poets from outside of the English language...– Poetry International, in collaboration with 3:AM Magazine, is showcasing a group of amazing young European poets. Steven Fowler (quoted above), the Editor of the Maintenant Interview Series, began this project in January 2010 as a result of experiencing the differing, and inspirational, attitudes of...
Here’s an early draft (that hasn’t been edited by the publisher) of...– Robert Adamson in The Francis Webb Appreciation Group
Of late there seems to be an increasing trend for journals not to bother with a...– Poetry Submissions – Responses & Rejection « ashley capes
Paul Laforge: “The Wikipedia entry for hypertext fiction lists no works...– What was hypertext? | johntranter.com/journal
I’ve decided to compile a list of forthcoming Australian poetry titles to give...– Toby Fitch in Southerly
One of many pressing concerns for small publishers in Australia is simply this:...– Australian Print Poetry and the Small Press: Who’s Doing the Books? | Cordite Poetry Review
JOSE Kozer’s own prologue is a fitting introduction to this breathtaking...– Poet Jose Kozer’s sustained search for revelation | The Australian
Mary Gilmore Award shortlist announced |... →
The short list for the Mary Gilmore Award 2010/2011: Warwick Anderson, Hard Cases, Brief Lives (Ginninderra) Peter Coghill, Rockclimber’s Hands (Picaro) Rosanna Licari, An Absence of Saints (UQP) Vlanes, Another Babylon (UQP) Chloe Wilson, The Mermaid Problem (APC) Fiona Wright, Knuckled (Giramondo)
Never trust a writer when he talks about the future of his writing. – Salman...– Twitter / @parisreview: Never trust a writer when …
My Cordite Top Eleven! | davey dreamnation →
David Prater looks back In this post, I look back on my years as editor, and pick my top eleven choicest moments from what has been a thrilling, exhausting and ultimately life-affirming rollercoaster ride of love and passion. Or something. *wipes away tears*
Really, Dransfield was not a key figure in poetry for anything other than his...– linked deletions Pam Brown looks back on Patricia Dobrez’s 1999 biography of Michael Dransfield.
Thank you, Gina Rinehart. As the editor of a long-running poetry journal, I...– As a poet, Rinehart makes a great billionaire | Heathen Scripture
In this week’s mini-episode we about the Women of Letters anthology, a book...– Rereaders Extract/ The Lost Tape: The “Women of Letters” Issue – The Rereaders
Aboriginal people are far more written about than heard, more often the subject...– A literature that refuses to go missing « Overland literary journal
What makes a good poem?
Tara Mokkhtari says: To summarise, good poetry MUST: Not compromise meaning for form (or vice versa) Remain in control of each poem’s economy and intended meaning Use poetic techniques unselfconsciously Match subject matter with poetics so that they are complementary Communicate to the reader on both intuitive and intellectual levels Have something to say and then say it Learn from...
The other day a friend asked me why modern poetry is so difficult. Don’t you...– Why is modern poetry so difficult? | johntranter.com/journal
Any constructive advice for a poet I know whose manuscript was turned down by...– Coalescence - Benjamin Dodds: Any Thoughts?
Rejected: Beeps, Responses and The Number Two | -... →
Death of NT Writer - AustLit News →
Writer Andrew McMillan has died at his home in Darwin. Born in Brisbane, the journalist, poet and musician settled in the Northern Territory after covering the 1988 Midnight Oil / Warumpi Band tour. In a statement released following his death, McMillan was described as ‘one of the Territory’s great eccentrics — but also one of its best contemporary writers’.
The political poem died a sorry death in the Anglosphere some years back, during...– BLUEPEPPER: Iron and Wine
Sydney City Poet: Poets + Picnic →
sydneycitypoet: I am delighted to be included in the line up for this year’s Poets’ Picnic run by Woollhara Municipal Council and the Woollhara Library, taking place this coming Tuesday evening, 21 February. I’d heard about this annual event from a number of people, and was honoured to be invited to…
This issue of Cordite Poetry Review is my last as Managing Editor. After eleven...– David Prater has handed the editorship of Cordite over to Kent MacCarter. So long – and thanks for all the poetry! | Cordite Poetry Review
Stephen Edgar and Fiona Britton: joint winners
The Meanjin Dorothy Porter Prize: Each year Meanjin awards a prize for the best poem to be published in Meanjin in the course of a year. In 2011, however, the judges we unable to chose between two poems, All Eyes by Stephen Edgar and Fairy by Fiona Britton and awarded the prize jointly. Visit the Meanjin website http://meanjin.com.au/articles/post/the-meanjin-dorothy-porter-prize/ to listen...