Category Archives: Other Poets

Wagait Artists Group

In September, the Wagait Artists Group staged their first exhibition/festival featuring the work of Belyuen and Wagait Beach artists. This fine region I live in boasts a combined population of about 500 people, so staging an art exhibition was an … Continue reading

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Cyclone Watching at Christmas

As this Poet-in-Residence year draws to a close, I am preparing for a repeat of Cyclone Tracy. It’s an eerie feeling. All plans to pick up the prawns and buy last-minute gifts are on hold. I’m now picking up the … Continue reading

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Tasmanian Poetry Festival – the young and the always young

In October, I had the great pleasure of being at the Tasmanian Poetry Festival in Launceston. This was a beautiful community affair capably directed by Cameron Hindrum with the excellent assistance of his wife, Sonja, and a committee. One of … Continue reading

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Brisbane: John Wainwright

I met Brisbane poet John Wainwright at a workshop I facilitated as part of the Queensland Poetry Festival. All of us in the classroom were captivated by his poem, A Poetess. I saw Her Again Today. The poem draws the … Continue reading

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Yeppoon – Kristin Hannaford

I continue to meet beautiful poets all over the country. When I was at the Queensland Poetry Festival, I came across Kristin Hannaford. Kristin has what appears to be an idyllic life in Yeppoon which is on the coast just … Continue reading

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Tennant Creek – Hans Katakarinja

Hans Katakarinja has a voice like Tom Waits and a stage presence to match. His poetry is soulful and intense. Originally from Ntaria (Hermannsburg), Hans has been living in Tennant for a few years now, bringing up his two daughters. … Continue reading

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Tennant Creek – Ktima Heathcote

In the middle of the desert, in the middle of the Northern Territory, in a tiny town, there’s a powerhouse woman called Ktima Heathcote. Ktima is responsible for much of the literary activity that takes place in Tennant Creek – … Continue reading

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