Poetry at Manning Clark House

Three Canberra poets presented their work at Manning Clark House (MCH) on Thursday 27 June 2019. MCH is a not-for-profit organisation supporting history, literature, culture and human rights. The house was formerly the home of eminent Australian historian, Professor Manning Clark (1915-1991). Clark’s great work was his six volume study, A History of Australia. Nowadays,… Read More Poetry at Manning Clark House

Smith’s Alternative: Vanessa Proctor and Kent MacCarter

Vanessa Proctor and Kent MacCarter appeared last month at Smith’s Alternative in Canberra (Australia). Smith’s is a fun venue that offers live music, comedy and/or poetry almost every night of the week. After the usual open mic session, award-winning Sydney poet, Vanessa Proctor, stepped to the stage presenting a selection of her Japanese genre, short… Read More Smith’s Alternative: Vanessa Proctor and Kent MacCarter

Canberra/Nara Poetry Anthology

This year, 2018, marks the 25th anniversary of the sister city relationship between Canberra (Australia) and Nara (Japan). To celebrate the occasion, Saeko Ogi, Amelia Fielden and Noriko Tanaka have edited a collection of tanka and haiku by Australian and Japanese poets. The publication is titled Poetry Bridges: Canberra/Nara Commemorative Anthology. The Australian launch of Poetry… Read More Canberra/Nara Poetry Anthology