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Throwing Soft Bombs: The Making of a Poem
Code: W14  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Poetry
Wednesday, May 16 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney Venue & Transport Info
Mark Tredinnick
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Poetic form frees language to perform its other work: re-enchanting the world, transfiguring pain, naming injustice, unseating banality, throwing soft bombs, making semantic jazz - that kind of thing.

Poet Mark Tredinnick, winner of the 2011 Montreal Poetry Prize, explores the disciplines of beauty entailed in fashioning a poem. Mark walks through drafts of two of his poems, talks through some great twentieth-century poems, and discusses form, technique and voice.

Bring along a poem of your own. Learn some old ideas and new tricks to turn your poems into soft bombs.

Supported by Pantera Press.

Duration: 3 hours
Maximum capacity: 16 participants

Mark Tredinnick (Australian)

Mark Tredinnick, winner of the 2011 Montreal International Poetry Prize and many Australian poetry awards, is the author of 11 works of poetry and prose including: Fire Diary, winner of the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award; The Blue Plateau, shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and winner of the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award; The Little Red Writing Book; and Australia’s Wild Weather. His poems and essays are widely published in Australia and the United States. He lives on the Wingecarribee River, south-west of Sydney.

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