Category Archives: Poetry

World Poetry Day – 2018

  The Pelican   A wonderful bird is the pelican, His bill can hold more than his beli-can. He can take in his beak Food enough for the week; But I’m damned if I see how the heli-can. (attributed to Dixon … Continue reading

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Poetry Under the Stars Video

Whether you were present at our last magical ‘Poetry Under the Stars’ event or not, it’s likely you’ll want to check out this highlight video from the night. Featuring the poets, musicians and some of the Open Mike participants at … Continue reading

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Podcast With Poet Craig Billingham

Our latest podcast episode is now online – join John Merriman as he talks to Craig Billingham, a Blue Mountains based poet. Craig’s poems have been published in many Australian journals, including recently in Heat, Meanjin, Snorkel, and Antipodes. Craig’s … Continue reading

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Poetry Podcast

In the lead-up to the Poetry Under the Stars event at Katoomba (more about that, below), two of our latest podcasts feature poets and performers Gregory North and Sandy Holmes – including wonderful recitations from each. Click on the links below … Continue reading

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>Poetry Slam 2011

> The Katoomba Heat of the Australian Poetry Slam 2011, hosted by Blue Mountains City Library, will be held at the Carrington Hotel on Thursday 16th June at 7pm. All welcome. The theme for 2011 : Write a Revolution

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>NSW Premier’s Literary Award Shortlists 2011

>These numerous Awards “help to establish values and standards in Australian literature and draw international attention to some of the country’s best writers and to the cultural environment that nurtures them” (NSW Premier’s Literary Awards website). Christina Stead Prize for … Continue reading

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