Paul Munden

Paul Munden is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Canberra, where he is also Program Manager for the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI). He is General Editor of Writing in Education and Writing in Practice, both published by the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) in the UK, of which he is Director. He has worked as conference poet for the British Council and edited Feeling the Pressure: poetry and science of climate change. His collection of poems, Asterisk, based on Shandy Hall, former home of Laurence Sterne, was published (with photographs by Marion Frith) by Smith|Doorstop in 2011. His latest volume is Analogue/Digital: New and Selected Poems (Smith|Doorstop, 2015).

Paul Munden Reviews The Best Australian Poems 2016

In her introduction to this anthology, editor Sarah Holland-Batt claims for the work ‘a colloquialism, contrarianism and playfulness that separates it from its counterparts in the northern hemisphere’. Being hitherto more familiar with that northern hemisphere, this reviewer’s critical interest was immediately aroused.

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La Tempesta

A lightning flash over the lagoon displaces me—we’re running again headlong down the flight of blinding stone steps, towards noon, grabbing a cup of iced red melon before we adjourn to the cool interior of the Scuola della Carità, straight …

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