The Best Australian Poetry 2009 (UQP, ed Alan Wearne)

Well, I came home to a copy of UQP’s The Best Australian Poetry 2009 tonight, featuring poems from some of my Australian poetic heroes – Geoff Goodfellow, Robert Adamson & Thomas Shapcott – so it is a nice feeling to have 5 of my haiku included alongside these gentlemen and about 30 or so other fine poets.

These haiku, written during my residency at the Ekka, have been displayed as part of Museum of Brisbane’s ‘Ten Days in August’ exhibition as well as at the Ekka, so they have been really good to me.

I’m off to crawl into the pages and soak it all up… here’s one of the haiku published in the sequence.

                                                                      first date
                                                                      too scared to kiss
                                                                      on the ghost train

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16 responses to “The Best Australian Poetry 2009 (UQP, ed Alan Wearne)

  1. Congratulations! What fabulous company to be in and well deserved too.

  2. Yes, congratulations indeed!

  3. Finally! That is awesome.

  4. That’s fantastic – I will get a copy – you’ll have to pop open the champers (I will have a virtual glass with you – cheers Graham).

  5. So well-deserved! Congratulations Graham!

    A.Joy

  6. matt

    nice one, big guy! gives a little impetus to keep going on, no? (not that YOU need that, mr motivated.) and haiku, too! doubleplus good.

    another first date —
    quoting graham nunn
    gets me nowhere

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