About Annamaria Weldon | States of Poetry WA - Series Two

Annamaria Weldon States of PoetryAnnamaria Weldon’s writing residency with Symbiotica UWA prompted the poems, essays, and photographs of Yalgorup National Park in her last book, The Lake’s Apprentice (UWAP, 2014). She has just completed her third poetry collection, inspired by Malta’s Neolithic temple culture. She researched and wrote during several visits to her birth island, most recently as 2016 Writer in Residence at St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity, Valletta. Annamaria’s previous collections were The Roof Milkers (Sunline Press, 2008) and Ropes of Sand (Associated News Malta, 1984). Her poetry has been published in Australian literary journals, anthologised, broadcast on Radio National, and has been staged in several collaborative projects including contemporary dance and art installations. Her awards include the inaugural Nature Conservancy Australia Essay Prize, the Tom Collins Poetry Prize, and a shortlisting in ABR's 2016 Peter Porter Poetry Prize.


'goddess we trample'

'stone mother tongue'

'in the National Museum of Maltese Archaeology'

'ghost flock'

'Hypogeum of Hal Saflieni, Malta'

Further Reading and Links

Annamaria Weldon's website 

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    Anna, I have read a couple of your poems this morning, and have promised myself to read a couple more later on in the day. They are so beautiful, especially read aloud. I happen to have read two linked to Malta...and living in Tuscany, a feeling of nostalgia, but also of belonging, crept up my spine. Enjoy Christmas.

    Monday, 11 December 2017 18:27 posted by  Gabriella (Gaye) Micallef-Trigona

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