Poet of the month

Alan Wearne is Poet of the Month

09 May 2018

ABR: Which poets have most influenced you? AW: I work for an outfit called Narrative Verse in English, our company founder being a man called Geoff, Geoff Chaucer. After him it’s up for grabs, though given More

Pam Brown is Poet of the Month

Australian Book Review
26 April 2018

ABR: Which poets have most influenced you? PB: Influence is transient – it changes all the time. I can’t always pinpoint it directly or say which poets might be most influential on my poems. From the mid-1960s I r More

Paul Hetherington is Poet of the Month

Australian Book Review
30 March 2017

Which poets have most influenced you? In the 1980s I read Emily Dickinson’s poetry intensively, and I suspect that her superbly compressed work is ingrained within me. In late adolescence I loved the musicality of W More

Bronwyn Lea is Poet of the Month

26 February 2017

Which poets have most influenced you? I first fell for the British Romantics: Keats for his sensitivity, and Byron for his humour, both qualities I try to exercise in my own work. Otherwis More

Bill Manhire is Poet of the Month

Australian Book Review
28 October 2016

Which poets have most influenced you? Before I knew about poetry it would have been the Grimms, plus Orson Welles reading ‘The Happy Prince’. Then R.A.K. Mason, Carl ...

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Sarah Holland-Batt is Poet of the Month

Australian Book Review
26 September 2016

My first poetic influences were all American, due to the fact that I spent my critical early reading years in the United States. My poetic imagination is steeped in the disjecta membra of ...

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Geoff Page is Poet of the Month

Australian Book Review
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
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

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

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 ... More

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