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Sydney Poetry Prize cancelled

With regret I'm announcing that SydneyPoetry.com won't be running the Sydney Poetry Prize this year.

The inaugural prize was a great success last year, a lot of fun to conduct, and it was something we had obviously hoped to continue.

However, like many ventures of this kind, the site is run by a small number of people in their spare time.

Although the…

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Added by Adrian Wiggins on February 11, 2013 at 10:00 — 3 Comments

Gender bias in Australian poetry

There's been a bit of discussion today about the new VIDA stats on gender bias in various journals.

Here's what the stats look like for BlackInc's…

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Added by Adrian Wiggins on March 8, 2012 at 11:00 — 32 Comments

The Sydney Poetry Morning Herald – Tuesday, 28 February 2012

DRANSFIELD, DRANSFIELD, DRANSFIELD

There's been a lot of Dransfield in the air lately. Considering his notable omission from Gray and Lehman's Australian Poetry Since 1788 one can only conclude a little absence is a powerful reminder.…

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Added by Adrian Wiggins on February 27, 2012 at 23:00 — 2 Comments

The Sydney Poetry Morning Herald – Monday, 20 February 2012

VIS-PO

You know how we love a little vis-po here at syd-po... Well Claire Potter has diagrammed Matthew Hall’s ‘Dawn Falsely Observed’.



WRITERS HOUSES ILLUSTRATED…

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Added by Adrian Wiggins on February 20, 2012 at 22:00 — No Comments

The Sydney Poetry Morning Herald – Tuesday, 14 February 2012

THAT'S NO MOON



Three Ewok Moon

Star Wars fans amongst you will recall the moment in Star Wars Episode IV when Luke, Han and Obi-Wan realise they're approaching the Death Star.

Luke: He's headed for that small moon.

Ben: That's no moon. It's a space station.

Han: It's too big to be a space station.

Luke: I have a very bad…
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Added by Adrian Wiggins on February 14, 2012 at 0:00 — No Comments

Janice Bostok 1942–2011

Janice Bostok…

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Added by Adrian Wiggins on September 21, 2011 at 15:05 — No Comments

City Wears 11: 11 Poems | 11 Poets | 11 Locations | 11 On The Cards

Cool poetry exhibition City Wears 11 is embedded in Newtown as part of the Sydney Fringe.

Artists use the medium of digital art to open up real and imagined spaces where the social, political and the personal can be explored. 11 poets will exhibit their wears along King Street, Newtown.…

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Added by Adrian Wiggins on September 20, 2011 at 12:49 — No Comments

Job: Tumblr Editor

 Tumblr

Sydney Poetry has a tumblr sydneypoetry.tumblr.com and we're looking for someone to join the team as tumblr editor.

What you must have is a particular love of reading Australian poetry.

You may already have your own tumblr and you most likely use…

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Added by Adrian Wiggins on September 13, 2011 at 10:29 — No Comments

Bernard Smith 1916–2011

Bernard William…

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Added by Adrian Wiggins on September 12, 2011 at 22:40 — No Comments

The Sydney Poetry Morning Herald for Monday July 25, 2011





1972 interview with Allen Ginsberg about his own poetry and aboriginal Australian poetry.

  • Christopher Bantick…
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Added by Adrian Wiggins on July 25, 2011 at 2:11 — No Comments

The Sydney Poetry Sun Herald for Sunday July 17, 2011



Clothing labels with poems printed on them are sewn clandestine in local Thrift Stores (via Agustina Woodgate)

Clothing labels with poems | Agustina Woodgate

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Added by Adrian Wiggins on July 18, 2011 at 0:25 — No Comments

New Design

After some experimentation with Ning's 'theme designer' the new look for Sydney Poetry is settling in.

 

Let us all know what you think.


Added by Adrian Wiggins on July 12, 2011 at 23:30 — 6 Comments

The Sydney Poetry Morning Herald for Saturday July 2, 2011

Cordite Homepage 2000

Cordite's first homepage.

  • Cordite first went online in 2000 and the homepage was fairly plain. See how Cordite evolved in David…
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Added by Adrian Wiggins on July 2, 2011 at 10:00 — No Comments

Poetry and the Contemporary Conference

Artwork: She Prefers Fires, 2008, Ink and cotton on fine art paper, Tamryn Bennett, www.tamrynbennett.com

Just yesterday I got hold of the program for the Poetry and the Contemporary Conference to be held in the Victorian…

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Added by Adrian Wiggins on June 30, 2011 at 0:00 — No Comments

The Triple Crown

From the weekly email to members

This week there's a deluge of opportunities closing including three 'city' gigs: …

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Added by Adrian Wiggins on June 27, 2011 at 1:30 — No Comments

The Sydney Poetry Evening Post



Santo Cazzati reading at Brisbane's Speedpoets.

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Added by Adrian Wiggins on June 26, 2011 at 23:00 — No Comments

The Sydney Poetry Morning Herald for Saturday June 18, 2011

Chris Wallace-Crabbe has received an OA for service to the arts as a leading poet.
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Added by Adrian Wiggins on June 18, 2011 at 0:00 — No Comments

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