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(the ever-hopeful Steve Pike of the Wilderness Society, Launceston TAS)

Pleased to hear that my elegy for lost species, Tasmanian Tiger, has been commended in the inaugural Resurgence Poetry Prize. 135 more words

the new world by andrew motion

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Crown (July 14, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0804138451
  • ISBN-13: 978-0804138451

In The New World, former British Poet Laureate Andrew Motion continues the tale begun by RL Stevenson in his novel… 564 more words



When poetry is read aloud, delivery is all.
Booming cavernous tones denote
a poet too much up himself.
Remember the Edith Sitwell sound
destroying the poetry with drama… 102 more words

Free Verse

The Mower to the Glo-worms by Andrew Marvell, read by Sir Andrew Motion

Our second poem recorded by The Poetry Archive for Writing Places is ‘The Mower to the Glo-worms’ by Andrew Marvell.

‘The Mower to the Glo-worms’ by Andrew Marvell read by Sir Andrew Motion… 585 more words

Writing Places

Two Ways of Exploring Identity in Memoir

In January, I’ll be teaching a course in writing memoir. Memoir can be a hard form to define, but to my mind, memoir is all about place – a writer’s relationship with the place they grew up in, and their struggle to find their place in the world. 322 more words



Wellcat, a duo who sells herbs and creates holidays, has declared today, August 18, “Bad Poetry Day.”  (Note: most anyone can create a holiday that could be popularized by the press and celebrated all over the world.   267 more words