illawarra likes – a solid 4th

Delighted that my poem, illawarra likes – won 4th prize in the Melbourne Union of Poets International Poetry Prize 2022 announced Feb. 26. Thanks to the judge Nathan Curnow and Melbourne Union of Poets and honoured to be in company of such fine shortlisted and prize winning poets. The poem below probably won’t read well in reader, so here it is as a PDF.

I’ll update this post when MUP publish details of the award winners.

Joint winner – 8 ways to look at an octopus

Thrilled that my poem 8 ways to look at an octopus was joint winner of the South Coast Writers Centre / Wollongong Art Gallery Prize, for best response to a painting (or in this case sculpture) in the Ways to Water exhibition . Great to be in such talented company with the other poets and writers.

You can read more about the event here – and read the poem here.

Image: Octopus by Phyllis Stewart (2002) a weaving of soft twig sedge c/- Wollongong Art Gallery.

And for some cool minimalism, here’s Pat Metheny with Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint