Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
The essential quality of poetry is that it makes a new effort of attention, and “discovers” a new world within the known world.
An Ada award
At the recent 2023 Williamstown Literature Festival awards night I was very pleasantly surprised to find that I had won the Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize for my poem 'Coastal Collapse'. Judged by Gayelene Carbis and Ada Jackson, this award means a great deal to me. Thanks Willy Lit Fest!
Review of Swimmer in the Dust
Geoff Page has written a very positive review of my latest book in The Canberra Times. Here's the link: