A gentle way to close the weekend as we merge into the new week.
Introducing the Poets:
Queensland-born Thomas Shapcott has been publishing poetry since the 1960s and is also the author of eight novels, libretti, and some non-fiction works. .He also engaged with Australian literature as editor of the University of Queensland Press poetry list in the 1970s, as Director of the Literature Board of the Arts Australia Council in the 1980s, and as the first Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. Some of his book titles are Selected Poems (UQP, 1978), The City of Empty Rooms (Salt Publishing, 2006), and Parts of Us (UQP, 2012). photo of Tom by Nicholas Walton-Healey.
Judith Rodrigeuz is a poet, librettist and teacher. Her collections – some contain her linocuts – include New And Selected Poems(University of Queensland Press, 1988), The Cold (National Library of Australia, 1994), and chapbooks Terror (2002) andManatee (Picaro Press, 2008). The Hanging of Minnie Thwaites –a long ballad with historical account and lyrics – was issued by Arcade Books in 2012. She has read at numerous venues world-‐wide and taught in universities in Australia, London, Jamaica, the United States and India.
Melbourne poet and performer Kristin Henry has published two non-‐fiction works, five poetry collections and a verse novel. She has been shortlisted for the N.S.W. Premiers Award and twice been the feature for Radio National’s programme Poetica. Kristin has established a rapport with audiences throughout Australia, her native United States and the U.K. In 2012 UWAP published her critically acclaimed verse novel All The Way Home, described in Australian Book Review as having ‘the ring of truth, fabulously lyrical and concise’.