It was fitting (well for this Lost Shark anyway), that a session featuring five fine poets brought BWF 2009 to a close. The featured poets were Emily Ballou, Bronwyn Lea, Felicity Plunkett, Nathan Shepherdson & Lionel Fogarty. These poets had the last word, and for those of you who couldn’t make it, here are some of their words.
Darwin’s Noah – Emily Ballou
Taken from her collection, The Darwin Poems. You can read more of her work at: http://emilyballou.com/blog/
the square root of a full stop is the square root of 64 – Nathan Shepherdson
Taken from his new collection, Apples With Human Skin (UQP).
Antipodes + other poems – Bronwyn Lea
These poems are taken from her debut collection, Flight Animals (UQP). Her most recent collection, The Other Way Out was recently published by Giramondo.
The Negative Cutter – Felicity Plunkett
Felicity’s collection Vanishing Point (UQP) won the 2008 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize.
Remember Something Like This + other poems – Lionel Fogarty
Taken from Lionel’s collection Minyung Woolah Binnung.