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Just Read: The First Bit of July

Attention Conservation Notice: I still haven’t read enough poems, but some lovely people have donated anyway. Poets read include Aleister Crowley, T.S. Eliot, Lee Cataldi, Carolyn Kizer, Banjo Patterson, Ellyn Touchette and Simon Armitage. (1716 words) Okay it’s not going

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Why Do You Write Poetry? – Nathan Curnow

I asked a bunch of poets the above question. I’ll keep posting them until I run out or get distracted. Nathan Curnow says: I guess the challenge/complexity of the form just seems to fit with me.  It’s work and it’s

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Published: Best Australian Poems 2010

Welcome to the latest episode of Brag Along with Adam, in which I continue to talk about my publication successes, this time the poem I got in Best Australian Poems 2010, the fact of which makes me go all squeeeeeeee

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Merry Christmas (blog war is over).

The ozpo cyberweb has spent the last three weeks on tenterhooks as it anticipated the outcome of the blog war declared between poets Nathan Curnow and Derek Motion. The stakes were high – the loser had to quit their blog

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Two blogs enter. One blog leaves.

In case you’ve been blogging under a rock for the last – oh – week or so, it behooves me to direct your attention to the current skirmish taking place in the blogosphere wherein poets Derek Motion and Nathan Curnow

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Throwing it all away

In the lead-up to the publication of his new book, The Ghost Poetry Project, Nathan Curnow has been posting a few poems that failed to make it into the final manuscript. I’m curious about the tension between the decision to

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