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Newcastle Poetry Prize

I’ve just finished reading the 2013 Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology ”Now You Shall Know” to prepare myself to enter this years.

2013 was the 32nd consecutive year that the Newcastle Poetry Prize had run. 100 more words

Book Reviews


 This poem I guess is a kind of tribute to two of my favourite Australian poets.

I hope they like it.



He said his name was “Ghostboy“, 295 more words

Poem from 'Old Stone'

Next up, planning for this year (2014) will be old stone. Here I want to bring together a collection that features haiku, haibun and senryu, with both more traditional forms and experimental pieces. 149 more words

Ashley Capes

Poem from 'Between Giants'

Skip a year or two and onto 2012 for between giants. My obsession with travel kicks in, though the collection has a wider span of topics of course – but my trip to Italy features heavily. 239 more words

Ashley Capes

Poem(s) from 'Orion Tips the Saucepan'

On to 2010 with orion tips the saucepan. My first haiku collection! I loved selecting ku for this one and adore the smaller format, it’s so damn neat. 99 more words

Ashley Capes

Poem from 'Stepping Over Seasons'

Jumping to 2009, when stepping over seasons came out, I’m struck by big changes in length and theme. I think SOS spans the widest set of topics I’ve written on in a single collection (so far) and I realise, with a bit of sadness, that I haven’t come back to many of them in subsequent releases. 160 more words

Ashley Capes

The Accumulation of Instances: Martin Langford launches 'Peony' by Eileen Chong

Peony by Eileen Chong was launched by Martin Langford, at the Tilbury Hotel in Woolloomooloo on Sunday 30th March 2014
I first came across Eileen’s poetry when she submitted samples of it for the old Poets Union’s Young Poets’ Fellowships. 1,706 more words

Australian Poetry