It was an honour for Maggie Ball & I to have our collaborative poem radiology accepted for The Medical Journal of Australia earlier this year. It was even more of a surprise when we were asked if it could be included in Best Australian Science Writing 2016!
This is a very accessible collection of science journalism (certainly enjoyable for the average moderately-intelligent layperson like me) and we were especially gratified that editor Jo Chandler saw fit to include some poetry as well.
I’m very happy to have a prose-poem crabbing from james well to rogues point published in Rabbit (a journal for non-fiction poetry.) I’m honoured to share this edition with Ouyang Yu, Kathryn Hummel, MTC Cronin, Julie Maclean, Susan Hawthorne and a heap of other accomplished Australian poets. Thanks to editor-in-chief Jessica L Wilkinson and RMIT University, Melbourne for publishing my work!
Thanks to Jill Gower and Hills Poets for inviting me to the Stirling Hotel as Guest Poet yesterday. I was able to do a bit of a retrospective of my first six books of poetry and enjoy the poetry of this very talented and welcoming group!
SAETA has invited me to help launch an anthology of South Australian high school students’ poems this Saturday. I’ve written an introduction to the excellent collection. As guest poet on the day I’ll also be talking on the subject of “Why write poetry anyway?” I’ve previously been asked to judge the competition as well. It should be a good day!
I’ve been mixing audio versions of some of my poems from Original Clichés and Policies & Procedures recently. This one began its life at Land’s End, Cornwall a few years ago.
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