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Mark Tredinnick

Mark Tredinnick is a poet, essayist and writing teacher. His books include The Little Red Writing Book (2006), The Land’s Wild Music (2005),  A Place on Earth (2003), and his landscape memoir, The Blue Plateau (2009). In 2008 he was a co-winner of the Calibre Prize for his essay 'A Storm and a Teacup'.

2008 Calibre Prize (Winner): 'A Storm and a Teacup' by Mark Tredinnick

February 2008, no. 298 01 February 2008
During a lull in the fiercest weather event the south-east of the continent has seen in thirty years – we call them ‘events’ these days, as though someone’s putting them on – I went out on a Sunday morning and bought myself a book. I should tell you that we live on an acre in the country one hundred and twenty-five kilometres south-west of the city. We moved here two months ago after an ... (read more)