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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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More rich rewards for Nature Writing

A recent episode of Books and Arts Daily featured an interview with Stephen Wright, winner of the $5,000 Nature Conservancy Australia Nature Writing Prize 2012 for his essay, Bunyip. The program also features tall tales about this mythical creature and is well … Continue reading

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Janice M Bostok Haiku Prize

Of course, not all haiku are nature poems, but since most haiku usually feature some aspect of nature I thought it appropriate to list this competition in honour of Australia’s well-loved poet, Janice Bostok.  Janice M Bostok Haiku Prize: Australia’s … Continue reading

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Perilously Short Nature Writing Competition

The new issue of Perilous Adventures is inviting online submissions of nature writing (100 words) – ‘can be an essay, poem, fiction or … rant.’ For more information visit the Perilous Adventures blog – where you can also read the … Continue reading

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A Mammoth Feat

Judges Comments on awarding the NSW Premier’s Translation Prize to Ian Johnston: “Dr Ian Johnston’s background in medicine informs his work as a translator, as he brings the sharpness and precision of a neurosurgeon’s scalpel to the extraordinary translation projects … Continue reading

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Travelling the Hard Road

The results are out – Ian Johnston has won the NSW Premier’s Translation Prize 2011!   Ian receives $30,000 and PEN medallion.  Here is another poem from Waiting for the Owl: poems and songs from ancient China. It is an extract … 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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