POTM Episode 14 – Takako Arai, Paul Munden

Takako Arai published her first collection of poetry in 1997. Her second collection Tamashii Dansu received the Oguma Hideo Prize and several of the works were translated in Soul Dance: Poems by Takako Arai. She is an Associate Professor at Saitama University teaching Japanese language and poetry. Since 2014 she …

POTM Summer readings #5 – Judith Beveridge

Judith Beveridge lives in Sydney. Her seventh collection of poetry, New and Selected Poems, will be published by Giramondo in 2018. Her previous volumes have won a number of prizes including NSW, Victorian and Queensland Premiers’ Poetry Awards, the Grace Leven Poetry Prize and the Wesley Michel Wright Prize. She has also been …

POTM Summer readings #3 – Glyn Maxwell

Glyn Maxwell has long been regarded as one of Britain’s major poets. His books include Pluto, Hide Now, The Sugar Mile, The Nerve, and his recent selected poems, One Thousand Nights and Counting. He has won many awards, including the Somerset Maugham Prize, the E.M. Forster Prize from the American …

POTM Summer readings #2 – Sarah Holland Batt

Sarah Holland-Batt is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at QUT. Her most recent book, The Hazards (UQP, 2015) won the 2016 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poetry. Her poems have been widely published in journals such as The New Yorker, Poetry, and elsewhere, and have been translated into several languages; a Spanish …

POTM Summer readings #1 – Phillip Hall

In the first of our Summer readings series, Phillip Hall. Phillip Hall worked for many years as a teacher of outdoor education and sport throughout regional New South Wales, Northern Queensland and the Northern Territory. He now resides in Melbourne’s Sunshine, where he works fulltime as a writer. He also works as …

POTM Summer readings #6 – Stephen Edgar

Stephen Edgar’s most recent book is Transparencies (Black Pepper, 2017). His two previous books, Eldershaw and Exhibits of the Sun, were both shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. He has received the Grace Leven Poetry Prize (2003), the Australian Book Review Poetry Prize (2005) and the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal (2006). Stephen lives …

POTM Summer readings #4 – Kit Kelen

Christopher (Kit) Kelen is an Australian poet, scholar and painter, and Professor of English at the University of Macau, in south China, where he has taught Literature and Creative Writing for the last 17 years. Books of his poetry have been published in Chinese, Indonesian, Portuguese, French, Filipino, Swedish, Italian and Spanish. Kelen’s …

POTM Episode 12 – Glyn Maxwell

Glyn Maxwell has long been regarded as one of Britain’s major poets. His books include Pluto, Hide Now, The Sugar Mile, The Nerve, and his recent selected poems, One Thousand Nights and Counting. He has won many awards, including the Somerset Maugham Prize, the E.M. Forster Prize from the American …

POTM Episode 11 – Vahni Capildeo

In this episode, Trinidadian/British poet and writer Vahni Capildeo. Vahni Capildeo Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow at the University of Leeds.  Her seven publications include Measures of Expatriation which won the 2016 Forward Poetry Prizes Best Collection award; Simple Complex Shapes, a sequence completed during the Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellowship, …

POTM Episode10- Hiromi Ito

In this episode, a captivating  live performance, followed by an interview with Japanese poet Hiromi Ito recorded during her visit to Australia as part of the Poetry on the Move Festival. Since publication of her first collection of poetry in 1978, Hiromi Ito has been one of Japan’s  most celebrated poets. …