From Pardalote Press
21 May 2013
12 March 2012
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. You can read samples from her book here. Just scroll to the bottom of the page.
The second issue of a new magazine, Tasmanian Sagacity, features a review by Ian Kennedy Williams of Karen Knight’s Postcards from the Asylum. Williams describes the book as an ‘extraordinarily rich and illuminating collection of poems’. He writes that a characteristic of Knight’s poems is their facility to disarm with accounts of seemingly commonplace occurrences before concluding with a moment of startling intensity’.
This is a powerful book, deserving of all the prizes and praise it has garnered.
A hearty congratulations to Karen Knight whose villanelle from Postcards from the Asylum has been included in Villanelles, edited by Annie Finch and Marie-Elizabeth Mali and published by Random House in the prestigious Everyman Library Pocket Poets series. Karen’s poem appears in the lofty company of poets such as Dylan Thomas, Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Bishop, Rita Dove and Paul Muldoon.
Villanelles will be released in March 2012.
Ian Johnston, winner of the NSW Premier’s Translation Prize for his body of work in translating The Mozi and Pardalote Press publications Singing of Scented Grass and Waiting for the Owl, adds another honour to his achievements in the soon-to-be-released Penguin Classics edition of The Mozi.
An article on Stuart Solman and his poetry journey appears in the Northcote Leader.
Stuart’s evocative poetry can be found in our most recent publication In Advance of Our Broken Wings.
Pardalote also congratulates Graham Nunn, author of Measuring the Depth, for winning the Johnno Award for his outstanding contribution to Queensland poetry.
What a great line-up of talent to be found in Pardalote Press poetry publications.
Check them out!
National Poetry Week 2011
Among the Pardalote poets who will be performing their work during National Poetry week are Stuart Solman and Gina Mercer.
Stuart, whose poetry collection In Advance of Our Broken Wings was launched recently by Jennifer Harrison, will be reading at City of Darebin Arts & Cultural Reading. The event will be at Westgarth Books, 77 High Street, Northcote (phone 9482 7117) at 6pm on Tuesday 6th September. All welcome to attend.
Stuart also has a poem featured on ABC Radio National Poetica on National Poetry Day (3rd September) and will be a guest of Rhonda Jankovic on 3CR Spoken Word. The interview and reading will be broadcast late October/early November.
Poetry and Conversation at Geelong 4th September 2011
Gina Mercer, whose collection Handfeeding the Crocodile was published by Pardalote Press. will be a guest at the Poetry and Conversation event held at Morrow Theatrette, 49 Little Malop Street, Geelong along with Robyn Rowland AO and Paul Hetherington.