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The Update - April 10, 2018

ABR Arts 10 April 2018
Recent ABR Arts reviews Lee Christofis reviews La Bayadère (Queensland Ballet) ★★1/2 Ian Dickson reviews The Children (Sydney Theatre Company / Melbourne Theatre Company) ★★★★ Jane Clark reviews Colony: Australia 1770-1861 / Frontier Wars (National Gallery of Victoria) Ian Dickson reviews The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Sydney Theatre Company) ★★★ Melbourne I ... (read more)

2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize winner

Competitions and programs 20 March 2018
John Hawke, Morag Fraser, Nicholas Wong, and Peter RoseNicholas Wong is the winner of the 2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize, now worth a total of $8,500. This is Australia’s premier prize for an original poem. Louis Klee, the 2017 winner, made the announcement at a special event at fortyfivedownstairs on Monday, 19 March. Nicholas Wong, who flew from Hong Kong to attend the Porter ceremony, receive ... (read more)

About Anne Kellas | States of Poetry TAS - Series Two

States of Poetry Tasmania - Series Two 08 March 2018
Anne Kellas’s third collection – The White Room Poems (Walleah Press, 2015) – was shortlisted for the Margaret Scott Prize in the 2017 Tasmanian Premier’s Literary awards. Written with the support of an Australia Council grant, it also received a Blue Giraffe Press poetry award. Isolated States, supported by an Arts Tasmania grant, was published by Tim Thorne’s Cornford Press (2001), whi ... (read more)

#19 Michael Adams reads 'Salt Blood'

The ABR Podcast 05 March 2018
Each year, ABR’s prestigious Calibre Essay Prize, one of the world’s leading prizes for a new essay, attracts some of the finest writers from Australia and overseas. Last year, the first prize of $5,000 was awarded to Michael Adams, an associate professor of Human Geography at the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research at the University of Wollongong. Before that, Michael worke ... (read more)

2018 Peter Porter Poetry Prize Shortlist

March 2018, no. 399 22 February 2018
101, Taipei after the Mandopop song ‘Centrifugal Force’ (Yang Naiwen, 2016) Happiness in wanting to say something but not saying it. I want to sayhappiness in a way others cannot. You look up at my blue-green glass,double-paned and glazed, and think we, even when someonejumps, are never on the sane page. Of course, I look likea huge magic wand that grows a sad rose. Yes, the roseis dyed, at ... (read more)

About Cath Kenneally | States of Poetry SA - Series Two

States of Poetry South Australia - Series Two 20 February 2018
Cath Kenneally is an Adelaide poet and novelist whose book Around Here (Wakefield Press, 2002) won the John Bray National Poetry Prize. Of her six volumes of poetry, the latest is eaten cold (Walleah Press, 2013), in which each poem responds to one in the volume Cold Snack (AUP) by Auckland poet Janet Charman. Kenneally’s two novels are Room Temperature and Jetty Road (both Wakefield Press). She ... (read more)

About Jan Owen | States of Poetry SA - Series Two

States of Poetry South Australia - Series Two 20 February 2018
Jan Owen lives at Aldinga Beach, fifty kilometres south of Adelaide. Her translations from Baudelaire's Les Fleurs du Mal were published in 2015 by Arc Publications. A New and Selected, The Offhand Angel, was published by Eyewear in 2015, and The Wicked Flowers of Charles Baudelaire came out with Shoestring Press in the United Kingdom in 2016. She was awarded the 2016 Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal ... (read more)

About Dominic Symes | States of Poetry SA - Series Two

States of Poetry South Australia - Series Two 20 February 2018
Dominic Symes has had poetry published in Voiceworks, Award Winning Australian Writing (2016), Coldnoon (India), and Broadsheet (New Zealand). His reviews and criticism have appeared in Cordite Poetry Review. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Adelaide and curator of ‘NO WAVE’, a reading series commencing in mid-2018. Poems Minor Seconds The Madness of the Day Poems for A ... (read more)

About Louise Nicholas | States of Poetry SA - Series Two

States of Poetry South Australia - Series Two 20 February 2018
Louise Nicholas is a semi-retired teacher and long-term member of the Adelaide poetry community. WomanSpeak, co-written with Jude Aquilina, was published by Wakefield Press in 2009, and a chapbook, Large, by Garron Press in 2013. Her collection, The List of Last Remaining, was shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Unpublished Manuscript award and was subsequently published by Five Islands Press in ... (read more)