This is a very quirky yet positive review of my tropeland and David Stavanger’s The Special (winner of the Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize for 2013.) As well as summarizing the style and format of both books (with relevant quotes), reviewer Lucy Alexander imagines a conversation (showdown?) between the two poetic voices. It’s a unique way to present a review and unsurprisingly it’s on Verity La which is never shy to break new ground. Thanks to Lucy Alexander for her originality and editor Michele Seminara for publishing.
Read the review HERE.
My poet-residency at the Adelaide City Library comes to a conclusion this week with the last Wednesday morning session of poems with music in the Media Lab (10 am – 1pm) and a final music/spoken word performance on Friday Nov 27 (6:30-7:30 pm.) Both of these are FREE EVENTS but the Friday night gig has a number limit so you need to book HERE
The Final Performance will consist of live readings of both my old and new work related to the Lost & Found theme including input from the public, live shakuhachi and other pre-recorded music.
I hope to see some of you locals there!
As part of my role as Poet in Residence at the Adelaide City Library this month I’m also Guest Blogger on the Adelaide Reads blog. Please check it out! There’s an interesting article on Lost Manuscripts by Lauren Corba, my own thoughts on the subject and an invitation to join in the discussion. Thanks to Adelaide City Library for the invitation.
My memoir of a misunderstanding on the first day of school (recently shortlisted for the Melaleuca Blue Competition) has also been shortlisted in the ABC Radio National Earshot Pocketdocs competition. There’s an audio version here.
I reworked my micro-fiction piece ‘cold caller’ into a prose-poem. It’s been published in the well-regarded Zodiac Review (US.)