24 September 2003
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This magazine is online in PDF format at: http://www.kwur.wustl.edu/~spires/
15 September 2003
G.W. Robinson, winner of this year's Henry Savery Award, and
Geoff Dean, whose short stories have been translated into many languages and prescribed for school curricula nation-wide.
12 September 2003
9 September 2003
6 September 2003
5 September 2003
" famous reporter is a cool little lit mag "
" famous reporter is dark and serious "
" famous reporter is a rare bird indeed "
and so on.
To: "JFK" email@example.com
Subject: Notes to a Stranger. The Original Note
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 17:07:07 +1000
Notes to a Stranger.
The Original Note that was circulated.
Please circulate and participate.
Apologies if you have already received this.
I'm inviting you to take part in a performance poetry event of a different kind between the 7-14th September.
All activities will be published on the website and possible future anthology.
Your mission is to write a note to a stranger in the sleeve of one of your poetry books/CDs, or a poetry book written by someone else, and to leave the book/CD in a public place for a stranger to pick up.
Your notes will be published in 'Notes to a Stranger' on the National Poetry Week website, as will one of the poems of your choice from the book. Pass this mission on to anyone who is adventurous enough to try it! Please register by completing the snippet below. After the event you can let me know if there were any changes. The press will be warned but the public won't!
Poet's mission file:
accept the National Poetry Week mission
scheduled between the 7-14th September, 2003
Anticipated time of book/CD departure: ...
Anticipated place of book/CD departure (place, city, state, Country): ...
Name of book/CD: ...
Author of Book: ...
Year of publication: ...
Publisher's details: ...
Contents of note: ...
Any comments about the mission: ...
Makes sense to you? Good.
Kathryn responded to Sarah Day's generous launch speech by suggesting that if champagne is the ritual for launching ships, then she's just experienced the equivalent of Dom Perignon cast over the bows of her book. "Sarah is a wonderful example," Kathryn continued, "of someone who succeeds at teaching, mothering, at her poetry and editing and many many other things … it was in her role as editor of 'Island' when she asked for the poem 'everyday ophelia' for publication in 'Island' magazine that was pivotal in helping me to take my writing seriously. Sarah stood in for me at 'Island's' launch and read it for me … and I wish I'd been there!"
"With the evolving of this collection I need to pay tribute to many people ... to Deb Westbury who was the facilitator of a poetry manuscript workshop at Varuna in 2001 which gave me confidence to put my collection out there and to eventually send it to UQP."
"Others I'd like to thank include Louise Oxley - a constant friend and writing buddy and valuable critic and much more besides. And to Louise and Adrienne Eberhard, for their involvement in our small writing group of three - in fact, I don't know if I can call it a 'group', I did look up 'group' in the dictionary and it said it was anything over two so perhaps it's right to do so … a group that offers enthusiasm and enjoyment, not only for writing but way beyond. Liz Winfield who over the years has gently - and not so gently - pushed me to go 'outside my comfort zone'. I think it was at Liz's Republic Readings that I first read my poetry in public, and she helped with my collaboration with Christine Scott for National Poetry Day last year."
"My particular thanks go to Lyn Reeves for her encouragment through the Moorilla Readings, who helped me survive Sydney Writers' Festival last year … thank you."
"Lastly I'd like to thank my son Cormac. It's timely that this launch is being held on the fourth of September, because it's Cormac's birthday tomorrow, he turns five. Many of the poems in this collection have to do with him, and if I can quote from the title poem of the collection, 'Extraction of Arrows':
You see, I've been given a second chance
to pay attention to details.
I'm learning the names of whales,
seahorses, sharks and frogs,
parts of insects, leaves and fish,
all about waves and why there are rainbows;
everything is suddenly equally important.
… which is how I feel, as if I've been given a second chance, to pay attention to details, and to see them through a child's eyes. Thank you for coming."
(Editor's note: Kathryn thanked many others too, but I regret I couldn't keep up with her, didn't have my tape recorder with me.
4 September 2003
National Poetry Week Celebration at the Republic Bar and Cafe - corner of Burnett and Elizabeth Sts. North Hobart
Curated by Michael Fortescue
Be a part of the poetry community and help celebrate National Poetry Week by reading one of your own poems and one other, by another person, that is important to you.
Thanks to the Australian Writers Centre, here's a list of s hort story competitions to enter in 2019: https://www.writerscentre.com.au/...