Judith Beveridge

Judith Bishop reviews 'Sun Music: New and selected poems' by Judith Beveridge

Judith Bishop
24 August 2018

The appearance of a New and Selected Poems by a widely loved and admired poet has all the pleasures of a major retrospective, but viewed alone, without the clamour of a gallery event. It More

'The Boathouse' by Judith Beveridge

Judith Beveridge
27 March 2018

ending on a line by John Burnside

No one on the boats, just cats – thin, furtive.
There’s the blown cry of terns and the wheedling
embarkations of crows, but you will not slip

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Judith Beveridge reviews 'Creating Poetry' by Ron Pretty

Judith Beveridge
25 February 2016

This updated and revised edition of Creating Poetry – first published by Edward Arnold in 1987, and then by Five Islands Press in 2001 – is one of few poetry guidebooks written by an Australian poet. One of its pleasing features is that it uses the work of Australian poets, including John Tranter, Geoff Page, Kevin Brophy, Meredith Wattison, Judith Wrig ... More

David McCooey reviews 'Falling and Flying' edited by Judith Beveridge and Susan Ogle

David McCooey
25 February 2016

Ever since the baby boomers hit middle age, the supposed gerontophobia of their youth has been sent back to them with interest. One-liners from the 1960s – such as Pete Townshend's 'I hope I die before I get old' and Jack Weinberg's 'Don't trust anyone over thirty' – have circulated in popular culture like ghostly refrains haunting an entire generation. Fall ... More

Bonus Episode - Judith Beveridge and Stephen Edgar in Conversation with Peter Rose

21 December 2015

In this bonus episode of Poem of the Week Peter Rose interviews two past winners of the Peter Porter Poetry Prize – husband and wife Stephen Edgar and Judith Beveridge – about what it is like being poets in a marr More

Judith Beveridge reviews 'Happiness' by Martin Harrison

Judith Beveridge
25 November 2015

'Happiness' may seem like an odd word for the title of a book of poetry, and given the circumstances of Martin Harrison's final years – his illness, the tragic death of his younger Tunisian lover, Nizar Bouheni – the title is rather ironic, but the poems in this posthumous volume are rich, bountiful, full of the same 'worshipful attention', the same sense of ope ... More

Poem of the Week - 'As Wasps Fly Upwards' by Judith Beveridge (2015 Peter Porter Poetry Prize Winner)

Australian Book Review
13 May 2015

In ABR's sixth 'Poem of the Week' Judith Beveridge discusses and reads her poem 'As Wasps Fly Upwards'

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'Young Male Lyrebird at the Illawarra Treetop Fly' a new poem by Judith Beveridge

Judith Beveridge
30 October 2014

He has his medley nearly ready. He has pieced together
his own fantasia, even if just from the sound of an owl
regurgitating a pellet of bat fur, a park ranger’s
jangling keys, the creak of cable strain when bored,

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Open Page with Judith Beveridge

26 March 2011

Why do you write?

I feel deeply alive when I am being creative, despite the frustrations. I love the challenge of trying to find the right words and turning language into song.

Are you a vivid dreamer?

Some of my dream landscapes have been both the most exquisitely beautiful and the most terrifying ... More