Poet of the month

Geoff Page is Poet of the Month

Australian Book Review
Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Which poets have most influenced you? Important early influences included Bruce Dawe, David Campbell, and Judith Wright, along with Americans such as William ...

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Jill Jones is Poet of the Month

Australian Book Review
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Jill Jones is Poet of the Month in the June-July issue of Australian Book Review.

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Jordie Albiston is Poet of the Month

Thursday, 28 April 2016

WHICH POETS HAVE MOST INFLUENCED YOU?

Emily Dickinson, for her economy; Shakespeare, for his geometric patterning; Elizabeth Bishop, for her precision; Manley Hopkins, for his extravagant tensions; Jorie Graham, for her sustained experimentation with form; Lewis Carroll, for his rhythms; Dr Seuss, for his irrepressible sense of whimsy, and the absurd.

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Kent MacCarter is Poet of the Month

Thursday, 25 February 2016

WHICH POETS HAVE MOST INFLUENCED YOU?

From North America: August Kleinzahler, Frank O'Hara, Ed Dorn, Denise Levertov, and Richard Brautigan. From Australia: John Forbes, Randolph Stow, and Gig Ryan. Also, Ambrose Bierce, James Thurber, Berke Breathed ...

Stephen Edgar is Poet of the Month

Friday, 27 November 2015

WHICH POETS HAVE MOST INFLUENCED YOU?

Influence can be overt, deliberate imitation, or more subtle, an absorption one is hardly aware of. I deliberately imitated Dylan Thomas in my adolescence and learned, along with some bad habits, much about formal technique from him – as from Donne, Herbert, Milton, Keats, Yeats, Hardy, Auden, Larkin, Hecht. In ...

David McCooey is Poet of the Month

Monday, 27 April 2015

WHICH POETS HAVE MOST INFLUENCED YOU?

Countless contemporary Australian poets, Tomas Tranströmer, Weldon Kees, Elizabeth Bishop. I could go on, but it’s not just poets. I would love to write a poem as ‘poetic’ as Michelangelo Antonioni’s films. I wish I could be as funny as Pierre Étaix. And th ...

Michael Farrell is Poet of the Month

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Which poets have most influenced you?

Gertrude Stein, John Ashbery, Frank O’Hara, Wallace Stevens, e.e. cummings, Marianne Moore, John Cage. Brecht, too, but as theorist rather than poet. I read these poets when I was beginning, as well as Surrealist and Language poets. No one poet of these latter groupings stands out. These days I am more influenc ...

Tracy Ryan is Poet of the Month

Monday, 15 December 2014

Which poets have most influenced you?

Shakespeare, Donne, Emily Brontë, Dickinson, Hopkins, Hardy, Rilke, Dylan Thomas, Roethke, Plath, Hughes, Heaney, Judith Wright.

Are poems ‘inspired’ or mainly the work of craft?

Both. Craft alone might produce what is called verse, but without an inspired ...

Gig Ryan is Poet of the Month

Monday, 24 November 2014

Which poets have most influenced you?

Many. I admire Jeremy Prynne, Clark Coolidge, Mina Loy, and Lyn Hejinian, but I don’t know whether they have influenced my work. To limit this list in time somewhat: Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Eliot, Auden, Berryman, Ashbery, O’Hara. Among the Australians: Kenneth Slessor, Francis Webb, Michael Dransfield, John Tra ...

Robert Adamson is Poet of the Month

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Which poets have most influenced you?

First encounters sink deep: Shelley, Blake, Hopkins, Yeats. The Revelators in my youth: Rimbaud, Lorca, Hart Crane. The Golden Codgers of middle age: Mallarmé, Emily Dickinson, Lorine Niedecker, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan, and David Malouf. Life Support: Wallace Stevens and Thomas Traherne. The D ...

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