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Review of Cities in Cha

An in- depth and thoughtful review of Cities by Michael Tsang in Hong Kong’s Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. Thanks Michael and Cha

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Metamorphic World Tour

Our new anthology Metamorphic: 21st century poets respond to Ovid features 100 international poets responding to Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The book is being launched in a series of events across the UK, Ireland and Australia. Thanks to editors Nessa O’Mahony and Paul Munden for arranging these events. YORK (UK) 11th November 2017, Park Inn by Radisson,  York, 5.45pm BELFAST […]

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Hiromi Ito on Poetry on the Move

The latest Poetry on the Move podcast features Japanese poet Hiromi Ito. Ito was recently recorded performing  in one of her captivating live performances at the Poetry on the Move festival.  This is followed by an interview with Melinda Smith, where Ito talks about the poems collected in Poet to Poet: Contemporary Women Poets from […]

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Metamorphic on Irish radio

Co-editor of our forthcoming anthology, Metamorphic, was recently interviewed about the project on RTE’s The Poetry Programme. You’ll find a link to the program below:   Metamorphic: 21st Century poets respond to Ovid Of bodies changed to other forms I tell In AD 17, Publius Ovidius Naso, the Roman poet Ovid, died in exile in the Black […]

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New IPSI Chapbooks

Three new IPSI chapbooks To coincide with the Poetry on the Move Festival at the University of Canberra 14-21 September, IPSI (International Poetry Studies Institute) is releasing three new chapbooks by significant international and national poets. In Seas and Trees, Vahni Capildeo negotiates—with profound power and profound delicacy—uncertain realms of paradox, the force of nature and […]

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Proof launch speech by Paul Hetherington

Distinguished Australian poet, Paul Hetherington, was on hand to launch Maggie Shapley’s first collection Proof. The speech was a wonderful way to bring Maggie’s book into the world. The full transcript  of the speech is below: Proof by Maggie Shapley Launch speech by Paul Hetherington I’m delighted to be launching Proof by Maggie Shapley this evening. I […]

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Q & A with poet Charlotte Guest

Q&A: Perth Poet Charlotte Guest    

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Launch of ‘Proof’ by Maggie Shapley

Join Maggie Shapley for the launch of her debut collection ‘Proof’ at the NLA Bookshop. When: Wednesday, 30 August, Time: 6pm Bookings:

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Members Only

Read the story behind Members Only by Caren Florance and Melinda Smith here. Note the below exhibition, where we will be launching Members Only. The artist’s book and the chapbook will be on display from 17 August until 3 September 2017 in Lines of Site: Finding the Sublime in Canberra at the M16 Artspace. We would love to […]

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Recent Work mentioned in Overland

Thanks to Kent McCarter for mentioning Recent Work and the ‘fecund bastion’ of poetry happening right now in Canberra.

There in Canberra, from the primordial bath of ‘local community’ and more recent arrivals, a unique mix of talent has converged to jump-start an active poetry publishing scene

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