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Ginko in the Gardens

Mid-Autumn ginko to celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day Date: Sunday 17 April 2016 Time: 10.30 am – 12.00pm Venue: Japanese Gardens, Hobart Royal Botanical Gardens Ron Moss and Lyn Reeves invite you to join them in a ginko (haikuwalk) to … Continue reading

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The Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing Prize

The Nature Conservancy has announced the opening of the third biennial TNC Australia Nature Writing Prize. The $5,000 award is for an essay between 3,000 and 5,000 words in the genre of ‘Writing of Place’ and the winning essay will … Continue reading

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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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Birdsong – A Celebration of Bruny Island Birds

An exciting outcome of the Art and Photography Exhibitions at the Bruny Island Bird Festival in 2012 is the compilation of a cross-arts manuscript that includes poetry, compiled by Anne Morgan and Vicki King. I’m pleased to have three of … Continue reading

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Ginko in St David’s Park

(This post was originally published in Islandia blog.)  It’s midway into my residency at Fullers Afterword Café, and a stunning Saturday in Spring that’s perfect for a ginko. For the last four weeks I’ve been giving classes on the Art … 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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At Yudanaka

The following haibun was recently published in paper wasp haiku journal. I‘m posting it here with photographs of the time spent at Yudanaka walking the Issa Nature Trail. At Yudanaka Yamato-san greets us at the train station, energetically loads our … Continue reading

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Writing in Cafes

I’d just read Lee Kofman’s post “On Writers and Cafes” and emailed her to say her words had inspired me to find a friendly cafe to write in when a call came from Australia Poetry for someone to take up … 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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Windfall – Australian haiku journal

It’s almost time for sending your haiku to the new journal Windfall. Submissions are accepted between 30th June and 31 July. The guidelines state : We are seeking haiku which are relevant to the experience of urban and rural life … Continue reading

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