Tag Archives: poetry

A Glimpse of Birdsong

The artwork accompanying my poems in the soon-to-be-published anthology, Birdsong: a Celebration of Bruny Island Birds, are so delightful that I wanted to share them with you. This wonderful Korean rice paper sculpture, Bird Dreaming – Pink Robin is by Hana … Continue reading

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Man at the Edge of the World

ABC Poetica recently re-broadcast the programme on Ian Johnston, translator of ‘Waiting for the Owl’ and ‘Singing of Scented Grass’. If you missed it you can download it from RN website and listen to these wonderful translations of poems from … Continue reading

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Goodbye Pardalote

After thirteen years and sixteen titles, Pardalote Press is about to call it a day. I am currently in the process of closing down the publishing company that has brought so many fine poetry books into being, including Karen Knight’s … Continue reading

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Disappearing Places

An exciting innovation from The Red Room Company, The Disappearing is an innovative app that explores poetry and place using geolocation technology. They are looking for poems ‘that capture the emotions, ideas and experiences associated with places that may vanish … Continue reading

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Shambles

What a great name for a bookshop! The gala opening of the new shop is on Friday 13th May 6 -7pm, and yours truly will be reading from my new poetry collection, Designs on the Body. Tom and Sally have … Continue reading

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My Backyard

With the theme for the Watermark Literary Muster in mind I’d like to share a few poems from my own backyard. I’m fortunate to live on a largish block with a reserve next door and a beach on the other … Continue reading

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Frangipani

Here’s a poem written in a very special place where I stayed on a writer’s residency in NT. Getting away to write poetry is a fabulous luxury, but you can get lonely for home. I’m delighted that the poem appears … Continue reading

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