Tuesday, April 26, 2011

poetic infiltrations this july

I will be involved in the Poetic Infiltrations program being run at Bundanon on 23 July. The day consists of a workshop, readings and conversations with leading Australian poets, artists and visiting Chinese translators, followed by the launch of Wombats of Bundanon — Anthology of 20 Australian Poets.

Participants include: Jill Jones and Annette Willis, Patrick Jones, Kit Kelen, Chris Song Zijiang, Leung Ping Kwan, Iris Fan Xing, Heidrun Lohr, Yvette Holt, Chris Mansell, Johanna Featherstone, Andrew Slattery, Amanda Stewart, James Stuart.

Saturday 23 July
Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale

Poetry workshop with Jill Jones, 9.30am–1.30pm
Cost: $65 (includes morning tea and entry to afternoon event)

Poetry Readings, Conversations and Book Launch, 2.30–6pm
Cost: $20 per person

Lunch available for purchase

Bookings 02 4422 2100 or programs@bundanon.com.au

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

new in cottonmouth

In the March issue (no.23) of Cottonmouth, which you can download here along with many other issues, contains one of my recent untitled poems. Up till now I have always given a title to my poems but late last year I wrote a whole series of untitled ones. It's not a permanent approach but I enjoyed the process. The poems are gradually getting published in various places.

That issue of Cottonmouth also contains poems by Tim Wright, Rachael Mead, Graham Nunn, Corey Wakeling, Liam Ferney and others.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

sleep

bitter trash flower
you can't pick
clean morning swallow
smile talk enters

Monday, April 18, 2011

breaking foam(e)

Hey, ho - again, I'm late bringing this to your attention but not all that long ago the latest issue of foam:e hit the inter-tubes, guest edited by Laurie Duggan and featuring work by a plethora of poets including Ken Bolton; Jenny Bornholdt; Pam Brown; Joanne Burns; Michelle Cahill; Murray Edmond; Michael Farrell; Denis Gallagher; Katherine Gallagher; Philip Hammial; Gregory Horne; Jill Jones; Kit Kelen; August Kleinzahler; Sophia Kraemer-Dahlin; Michele Leggott; Miriel Lenore; Cassie Lewis; David Miller; Gregory O'Brien; Vaughan Rapatahana; Margaret Ruckert; Pete Spence; Corey Wakeling; Tim Wright, plus reviews and interviews.

Laurie says he was aiming for "Australasian poetry (and this included expatriates and constant visitors)", so it's certainly a bi-ditch affair, plus others.

late news

And as you may have picked up from the interview mentioned below, or other sources, Dark Bright Doors has gotten a shortlisting in the NSW Premiers Literary Awards for the Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize, along with quite an array of other Australian poetry books. The business is now in the lap of the gods but I will get across to Sydney to toast whatever happens with the other poets. To poetry!

learning sprawl, brazen

A while since a post (obviously) - much happening in the off-line stuffosphere and interfering with many levels of transmission - but here's a little something from me posted at another venue.

It's an interview I did with Jeremy Balius, of Black Rider fame. In many ways, it came from a long conversation we had while waiting at Tullamarine for delayed planes variously to Perth and Adelaide. So, airport delays make way for conversations. Thanks, Jeremy.