Poetry Under the Stars – Video Documentation

Posted on December 20, 2013. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Poetry | Tags: , , , |

‘Poetry Under the Stars’ was a big success again this year – this video shows some of the highlights from the night, including the music, poets and Open Mike sessions. Great work everyone!

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2013 Shortlist

Posted on April 16, 2013. Filed under: 1 | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Another shortlist, this time for something close to home; the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2013. There are several categories of prizes to be awarded. The winners will be announced on 19 may during the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Christina Stead Prize for Fiction – prize money worth $40,000

From the shortlist above, you can have your say in the People’s Choice Awardclick here to vote

Douglas Stewart Prize for Non-fiction ($40,000 prize money)

Keith Slessor Prize for Poetry ($30,00 prize money)

Ethel Turner Prize for Young People’s Literature ($30,000 prize money)

Patricia Wrightson Prize for Children’s Literature ($30,000 prize money)

There is also a $20,000 Community Relations Commission Award, the UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing and the NSW Premier’s Translation Prize.

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Another Great Poetry Podcast

Posted on November 17, 2012. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Poetry | Tags: , , , , , , , |

We were lucky enough to have another poet join us on a podcast episode recently, Craig Billingham. A local poet (Katoomba), Craig will be one of the poets performing at Poetry Under the Stars on Nov 30th.

Click here to listen online, or search for ‘Listeners in the Mist’ in iTunes to download it.

About Craig Billingham:
Craig’s poems have been published in many Australian journals, including recently in Heat, Meanjin, Snorkel, and Antipodes. Craig’s poem “The Fan” was published in 2011 as part of The Red Room Company’s Sun Herald “Extra” Series.

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Poetry Podcasts

Posted on November 7, 2012. Filed under: Fun Stuff, Poetry | Tags: , , , , , , |

In the lead-up to Poetry Under the Stars, two of our latest podcasts feature poets and performers Gregory North and Sandy Holmes – including wonderful recitations from each. If you get the chance to listen, you can enjoy these podcasts here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 24 – Poet Gregory North

 

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 25 – Poet Sandy Holmes

We have two more poetry podcasts in the pipeline as well. A big thanks to Kathy for asking the poets to be on the podcast, and for all of her work towards Poetry Under the Stars.

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Australian Poetry since 1788

Posted on March 14, 2012. Filed under: Books | Tags: |

“We wanted,” the editors write in their introduction to Australian Poetry since 1788, “a book that could be lived with over a lifetime, a physical object to be picked up with pleasure and still able to surprise many years after it was purchased.” The library holds 2 copies of this great title, one to borrow and one in the Reference collection @ Springwood library.

Read more about this book in these reviews: the Australian 01/10/11 and the SMH 29/01/12.

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New Poetry blog

Posted on January 4, 2011. Filed under: Poetry | Tags: , |

The poets on staff may be interested in a new poetry blog Rhymes Rudely Strung which was announced in the Matilda blog.

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New links added to the Recommended Sites: Check them out!

Posted on May 26, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , |

In the History section:
History of our Nation
The State Library of NSW takes you on an online exploration of selected highlights of its historical collections, from a fascinating insight into the first encounters with the original inhabitants and amazing insights into how European explorers discovered, charted and settled this vast land.

In the Literature section, under Poetry (3 new websites):
The Poetry Archive
Listen to or read the Poetry Archive poems! The poems on this UK site are searchable by title, author, by themes and poetic forms.

Poets.org
From the Academy of American Poets, you will find thousands of poems as well as hundreds of poet biographies, essays, interviews, and poetry recordings—with new material being added constantly.

Cordite
Cordite Poetry Review is an Australian bi-annual online poetry journal dedicated to showing off new and established Australian poets to the world.

And this one has been added to a new category: Homework Help

Useful Homework Help Sites
A list of websites for primary and secondary students chosen by librarians, covering general and subject specific topics.

And here is the Recommended sites link.

Patou

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