Monthly Archives: March 2012

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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Genius Loci

‘Walking barefoot on the warm stone pavement around the point this summer I looked down onto the rich ochre colour of deserts, onto the pink hues of Petra, and into the patterns of the webs connecting us. How often we … Continue reading

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Attachment to Place

As part of my exploration into writing about place I talked to Pete Hay, known a ‘a trailblazer in the research and scholarship of environmental politics and policy in Australia and the founding convenor of the Ecopolitics Association of Australasia’, to … Continue reading

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Nature Poetry Competition

British poetry magazine,The Rialto, in conjunction with RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) is running a nature poetry competition which will be judged by Sir Andrew Motion and Mark Cocker. The closing date is 30 April, 2012 … Continue reading

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The journal – a slovenly, headlong, impulsive, honest diary

A dedicated journal-keeper, I have been covering pages of cheap A4 notebooks with scribble for almost twenty years, if not daily, then at least once a week. In them I record dreams and drafts, lists and summaries, plans and reflections, … Continue reading

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Miraculous Puddles and Postcards

The Miracle in the Puddle: Gina Mercer, author of Handfeeding the Crocodile, is conducting workshops through The Tasmanian Writers’ Centre. Gina, an inspiring poet and teacher, is sure to elicit  some fine writing from the participants in this course. The … Continue reading

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