I have accepted an invitation to be Ambassador for the National Year of Reading 2012 a pleasant duty which involves promoting a reading culture to all Australians. I will also be acting as Poetry Ambassador for the State Library of NSW where poems from my book, The ABC Book of Australian Poetry will provide the basis for A-Poem-a-Day.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Attended the launch of Australian Poetry Since 1788 edited by Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray and published by UNSW Press. The itself is a weighty tome containing over 1000 poems from 170 poets. The launch was a glamourous affair at the NSW Art Gallery, where poets and poetry lovers enjoyed food, wine and conviviality.
I've been recording my poems on video for a bit of fun. Please enjoy!