Monday, May 21, 2012

Cotter Poem

The following  is lifted from the Greening Australia Capital Region newsletter (May 18)
My thanks again to Greening Australia, the Canberra Centenary (Canberra100), Hal Judge from Australian Poetry Limited and all the volunteers on the day who planted trees and the seeds of this poem.

Cotter Poem
    At the recent Centenary of Canberra planting, local poet Josh Inman gathered words and impressions from volunteers as they worked. With this content, he composed two poems; below is one of them.


Cotter. May 6, 2012             
     Joshua Inman
     Building Biodiversity from blisters and blackberries
     planting trees
                            returning fertility
                to the sterility of fire
     a community
                       Growing  from its ashes
     sections of society rallying beneath a banner
     for future generations
     No longer just taking but giving back
     to the Bush Capital's backyard
     the 'kebab trees'
               clay soil
                       ground cover
                                     Hard yakka
     carbon sinking
         catchment cleaning
     restoring the burnt biota
       healing the hurt Cotter

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Poems of mine to be published

Blemish Books, an independent press located here in Canberra have announced this years contributors  to Triptych Poets.

I am excited to say that I  have been selected as one of the contributors, which will be the first publication of my works.

Triptych Poets is an annual publication with a simple premise, three poets, one book. Triptych Poets hopes to highlight the contrasting and often complementary nature of contemporary poetry.
Submissions for a suite of 25 poems or less  closed in March this year. I submitted 25 poems collectively entitled "Lovers and Brothers", a nod to those who the poems are written about or for, or inspired by. After all, my poems are little pieces of me and we are all pieces of those we love.

Triptych Poets  is set for release in Sept 2012 

This announcement can be read here: