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Harbours and Rivers
Code: 26  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry
Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Robert Adamson, Neil Astley, Martin Harrison, Jennifer Maiden
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Robert Adamson and editor of Bloodaxe Books Neil Astley, are joined by Martin Harrison and Jennifer Maiden for an hour of conversation and reading about poetry and place.

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Robert Adamson (Australian)

Robert Adamson is the inaugural CAL chair of poetry at UTS. He has published over 20 books of poetry including the prize-winning 1990 collection, The Clean Dark. Inside Out, his acclaimed autobiography, won The Age Poetry Book of the Year in 2007. The Golden Bird won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Poetry in 2009. In 2011 he was awarded the Patrick White Prize and the Blake Prize for Poetry. His latest book of poetry, The Kingfisher's Soul, is published by Bloodaxe Books UK.
 robertadamson.com

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Neil Astley (International)

Neil Astley is editor of Bloodaxe Books, Britain's leading independent poetry publisher, which he founded in 1978. His many anthologies include Staying Alive, which has sold over 200,000 copies, Being Alive, Being Human and two collaborations with Pamela Robertson-Pearce: Soul Food and In Person, the world's first DVD poetry anthology. Neil has also published two poetry collections and two novels: The End of My Tether, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award, and The Sheep Who Changed the World.

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Martin Harrison (Australian)

Martin Harrison is one of Australia’s most celebrated poets. A senior lecturer at UTS, Martin has written eight collections of poems since 1978, including his latest award-winning new and selected anthology, Wild Bees. Along with his poetry, Martin has written an acclaimed series of essays about contemporary poetry, Who Wants to Create Australia? He has also been a leading ABC Radio producer and broadcaster associated equally with drama, poetry and criticism, and the promotion of innovative forms of sound-feature and sound-work.

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Jennifer Maiden (Australian)

Jennifer Maiden has published 16 poetry collections and two novels. She is the only writer to have won the Kenneth Slessor Award three times and has twice won The Age Poetry Book of the Year and The Age Book of the Year. She has also won the C.J. Dennis Award, the Christopher Brennan Award for lifetime achievement and many other prizes and Australia Council fellowships. In 2011 The Monthly named her collection, Friendly Fire, as their Poetry Masterpiece since 2000.