Monthly Archives: April 2011

An Eye for Place – part one

Haiku and photography have a lot in common. They each capture a particular place at a particular moment in time. The photographer uses a camera lens, the writer a pen, to record an image that has impressed them deeply. Ian … Continue reading

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A Passion for Nature

A chance to read at Byron Bay Writers’ Festival! A new national poetry competition, co-sponsored by Byron Bay Writers’ Festival and Dangerously Poetic Press, has as its theme A Passion for Nature and Our Place in it. The prize of … Continue reading

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Swimming the Sky

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Writing in the Wild

A nature writing retreat in the stunning environment of Denmark, WA is in the planning stages by the Greenskills Centre for Sustainable Living. It will take place from Friday to Sunday, Oct 14-16th and will include a talk and readings … Continue reading

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Forests of the World

This year’s theme for the C.J.Dennis Literary Awards celebrates the International Year of Forests. As well as the open sections for poetry and short story, there are themed categories for entries about “Forests of the World.”  Some suggested topics are … Continue reading

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Go to the pine

‘Above all, Haiku practises a fierce and tender attention to the natural world and the place of the human heart and mind within it. “If you would learn the pine, go to the pine,” Basho wrote somewhere’. – Mark Tredinnick

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Nature Writer

Peter Grant, on his blog Nature Writer, describes himself as ‘a Tasmanian-based writer who loves learning and writing about the natural world, from the smallest bugs to the broadest landscapes.’ His blog entries are well-researched, articulate and poetic essays on … Continue reading

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