Into the Heartland…

In just a couple of weeks, I am heading back out west to glorious Blackall to perform at the 2011 Heartland Festival, with Sheish Money & Cindy Keong. It’s a place that is very special to me and always stirs up some new writing… I am particularly excited about playing at The Prince of Wales Hotel on Friday, May 27. The last time I performed there, a local Bush Poet started whistling on a gum leaf and all of a sudden the place was overrun with dogs that had come in, barking and creating all sorts of commotion. That kind of magic just doesn’t happen in the city.

The theme for this year’s festival is Lighting Up the West.



Filed under events & opportunities, poetry

3 responses to “Into the Heartland…

  1. I remember this poem 🙂 Love the image of the hawk drawing a map and the story of the gum whistling bush poet with barking dog accompaniment – haha (I haven’t whistled on a leaf for years).

  2. vanessapage

    Thanks Graham, love this. I have spent a lot of time in Blackall, and it is indeed a sleepy little piece of paradise.

  3. Love it!! Love the dogs and the kite hawk, as well. x

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