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Friday, April 24, 2015

At Hobart Bookshop last night - shot by Ralph Wessman

Three poets – Andrew Burke, Jane Williams, Andy Jackson

Listen to your favourite poets ...

Many hours of listening here. My favourite poets shift their place on the ladder almost daily, so I have a wonderful time with this site, darting from one to the other ... I love to hear poets read their own works!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hear Australian Poets on The Australian Poetry Podcast

The Australian Poetry Podcast
Ever hit up iTunes looking for a podcast on Australian poetry? Once, there was Poetica, but sadly the flagship of Australian Poetry broadcasting is no more. 
If you’re like Robbie Coburn and Nathan Hondros, you’ll enjoy your daily constitutional with your earphones in, and the world in your ears. 
What you want to hear, when you want to hear it. If you’re like them, you’re hungry for the latest news on Australian poetry and interviews with the poets you love. That is exactly what they want. 
So The Australian Poetry Podcast was born. Tune in, Australian poets and poetry lovers. 
To hear all the latest in Australian Poetry and Poetics find them here.

Kate Grenville - One Life - Wednesday 29th April

In Conversation with Cath Keenan

Wednesday April 29, 6 for 6:30pm @ Gleebooks,

Opening hours: 9.00am-7.00pm Sun-Wed, 9.00am-9.00pm Thurs-Sat GMT+10:00
49 Glebe Point Road Glebe NSW 2037 Sydney Australia
Phone: +61 2 9660 2333 Fax: +61 2 9660 3597

One Life: My Mother’s Story

Nance was a week short of her sixth birthday when she and Frank were roused out of bed in the dark and lifted into the buggy, squashed in with bedding, the cooking pots rattling around in the back, and her mother shouting back towards the house: Goodbye, Rothsay, I hope I never see you again!

When Kate Grenville’s mother died she left behind many fragments of memoir. These were the starting point for One Life, the story of a woman whose life spanned a century of tumult and change. In many ways Nance’s story echoes that of many mothers and grandmothers, for whom the spectacular shifts of the twentieth century offered a path to new freedoms and choices. In other ways Nance was exceptional. In an era when women were expected to have no ambitions beyond the domestic, she ran successful businesses as a registered pharmacist, laid the bricks for the family home, and discovered her husband’s secret life as a revolutionary.

One Life is an act of great imaginative sympathy, a daughter’s intimate account of the patterns in her mother’s life. It is a deeply moving homage by one of Australia’s finest writers. BUY THE BOOK
About the author:
Kate Grenville’s bestselling novel The Secret River received the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. The Idea of Perfection won the Orange Prize. Grenville’s other novels include Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Lilian’s Story, Dark Places and Joan Makes History.  


$12/$9 concession/gleeclub free. Book here or phone 02 9660 2333

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Arts NSW Visual Arts Fellowship

Arts NSW

2015 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging)

Applications are now open for the 2015 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) valued at $30,000.
The NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) is offered by the NSW Government to enable a visual artist at the beginning of their career to undertake a self-directed program of professional development.
Activities could include:
  • travel
  • mentorships or internships with recognised professional artists;
  • residencies;
  • short-term courses, workshops or other training at recognised institutions / organisations;
  • research, and;
  • the creation of new work.
As part of the assessment process, a shortlist of up to 12 artists will be selected to participate in an exhibition at Artspace, Sydney.
Applications close midnight (AEDT Sydney) Monday, 18 May 2015.
Arts NSW

Monday, April 13, 2015

Renegade Edward Snowden Monument Erected (and Quickly Removed) in Brooklyn Park

by Benjamin Sutton

The Edward Snowden bust in Fort Greene Park (photo by Sally Thurer/Instagram)
The Edward Snowden bust in Fort Greene Park (photo by Sally Thurer/Instagram)

In the wee hours of Monday morning, three artists and a team of helpers illegally installed a bust of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene Park. The faux-bronze bust, designed to blend in seamlessly with the adjacent Prison Ship Martyrs Monument to soldiers of the Revolutionary War, was placed atop a previously empty plinth, with Snowden’s last name affixed beneath the bronze eagle at the column’s base.

“If this thing gets taken down right away we’ll certainly be disappointed, but we think it’ll be worth it thanks to the internet,” one of the artists told Animal, which filmed the pre-dawn installation. “The fact that a risk was taken, the fact that an image comes out of that event that can be passed around can never be undone. So you can rip the statue out, but you can’t erase the fact that it happened and that people are sharing it.”