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Monthly Archives: February 2011
‘literary prose whose major inspiration and subject matter is the natural world, not necessarily excluding its significance for humans and/or their interactions with it.’- Guidelines for Wildcare Tasmania Nature Writing Prize.
During Tasmanian Living Writers Week in August 2006 I was invited to speak on the subject of Writing about Place. I’m posting the transcript of my talk here, with a few extra poems thrown in as illustrations of how Place … Continue reading
The Nature and Place of The Backyard At this fifth Muster, writers and readers will celebrate the literature of THE BACKYARD, its nature and natural history and its sense of place. Perhaps your backyard is a quarter acre block, a … Continue reading
‘At best, the genre we call nature writing requires a rare mixture of scientist, philosopher, and poet. ‘–Edwin Way Teale in Green Treasury
In a booklet inside the cover of Leonard Cohen’s DVD+CD ‘Songs from the road’, Leon Wieseltier gives a brief essay on Cohen’s European tour (May 2008 – Nov 2009). Entitled ‘The Art of Wandering’, it begins with a line I … Continue reading
This essay on haiku in Australia was first published in Five Bells: Australian Poetry, Summer 2006, and can now be found online at HaikuOz. It deals with the history of writing haiku in Australia and on the development of an … Continue reading