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Throw your words in the river…

The good people over at Pool have put the call out to poets far and wide to submit poems about rivers. This is what they are looking for:

Rivers call to people’s souls. Managing rivers is a fine art, but essential to the survival of everything we know. So when the heart land rivers of a nation are sick, how does that affect us all?  Tell us your memories of rivers loved and lost, loved and regained, your river dreams.

Contributions can be in any style, audio, text, or video/images.

Final entries need to be sent in by cob September 15, 2010. If you post soon you will get feedback on early drafts from producers and other contributors. Remember you can repost new drafts as often as you wish, so long as final drafts are in by the due date.

I know this Lost Shark is going to throw a few words into the river… and here’s a glimpse of one of my favourite rivers, the mighty Brunswick River in Northern NSW. Believe me… it’s close to heaven!

photograph by Cindy Keong


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page seventeen poetry competition

There are some fine poetry opportunities on the horizon and the 2010 page seventeen poetry competition is one of them. I have been asked to judge this year’s competition, so in preparation I revisited the winning poems from 2009 (judged by Nathan Curnow) and have posted my thoughts about the winning poems as part of my guest blog – ‘Donning the page seventeen jersey’ – over at the new page seventeen site. Entry forms and other details about the competition are also available for download, as are the general submission guidelines, so head on over and check it out… last years winners, Black Swans by Chloe Wilson and Botanic by Ashley Capes have set the bar high!

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