Possets on Poetica

Just re-posting this information, as I now have a definite date for the broadcast:

Another poem of mine will be read out on ABC Radio National’s Poetica program on the Saturday after next (November 9, 2013).  More information about the broadcast is available here. I am feeling very lucky as this is the second time this year I have been Poetica-ed (read about the first time here).

Posset

Posset

This time my poem, called ‘Possets’ is actually two linked haiku, so it should take up all of 15 seconds of airtime.  It appeared earlier this year in an anthology called Women’s Work, and Poetica will be featuring the book on their program. (You may remember my post about the Women’s Work anthology launch in March 2013. I must give a shout out to Moya Pacey (the poet who Freudian-slipped the word ‘shagging’ into her poem ‘Smalls’ when reading it out at the launch)  as her poem will also be featuring on the Poetica program. Unfortunately without the Freudian slip this time…)

As for my own tiny little poem, it explores two sides of being a modern mother – working ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ the home – and shows that neither is an unmitigated festival of fabulousness. This is (I think) why it was originally selected for the ‘Women’s Work’ book.

Anyway, if you are free on Saturday 9th Nov at 3pm (or the following Thursday 14th Nov at 9pm) why not tune in ? Alternatively, for about a month after the broadcast, you can pop over to the Poetica home page and listen online or download the podcast. Enjoy.

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Possets on Poetica

Another poem of mine will be read out on ABC Radio National’s Poetica program on the Saturday after next (November 9 2013).  More information about the broadcast is available here. I am feeling very lucky as this is the second time this year I have been Poetica-ed (read about the first time here).

Posset

Posset

This time my poem, called ‘Possets’ is actually two linked haiku, so it should take up all of 15 seconds of airtime.  It appeared earlier this year in an anthology called Women’s Work, and Poetica will be featuring the book on their program. (You may remember my post about the Women’s Work anthology launch in March 2013. I must give a shout out to Moya Pacey (the poet who Freudian-slipped the word ‘shagging’ into her poem ‘Smalls’ when reading it out at the launch)  as her poem will also be featuring on the Poetica program. Unfortunately without the Freudian slip this time…)

As for my own tiny little poem, it explores two sides of being a modern mother – working ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ the home – and shows that neither is an unmitigated festival of fabulousness. This is (I think) why it was originally selected for the ‘Women’s Work’ book.

Anyway, if you are free on Saturday 9th Nov at 3pm (or the following Thursday 14th Nov at 9pm) why not tune in ? Alternatively, for about a month after the broadcast, you can pop over to the Poetica home page and listen online or download the podcast. Enjoy.

Women’s Work Poetry Anthology Launch at NSW State Library

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On Friday night 8th March I attended the launch of a new anthology of poetry by Australian women. That’s me on the left and Helen Thurloe on the right. Both of us were very chuffed to have poems included in the book.

The anthology, called Women’s Work, focuses on all the different kinds of ‘work’ done by women. It is published by Pax Press and was put together over two years of hard work by Libby Hathorn and Rachael Bailey. It is now available to order from all good bookshops and will shortly become an e-book as well.

Professor Elizabeth Webby gave a wonderful launch speech, followed by readings from several of the poets whose work appears in the book. All of the readers were great, but special mention must go to fellow- Canberran Moya Pacey for Freudian-slipping the word ‘shagging’ into her poem, ‘Smalls’ 🙂

There is an incredible range of poetry in the book, covering every conceivable style, and ranging in subject matter from office work to factory work to child-rearing to housework by way of dentistry, nursing, baking, ironing, water carrying in Africa, surviving violence and teaching in prisons. The dozen or so readers gave tantalising glimpses into a fascinating and engaging collection.

After the readings, we adjourned to the next room for champers, nibbles, and mingling. A fine time was had by all and I got to meet a few of my fave poets into the bargain. All in all, a great way to spend International Women’s Day. Here’s hoping the book finds its way to the many women who will enjoy reading it.