Robyn Rowland

Dr Robyn Rowland AO has published nine books, six of poetry, most recently Seasons of doubt & burning. New & Selected Poems (2010) representing 40 years of poetry. Her poetry has appeared in Being Human, ed. Neil Astley, (Bloodaxe Books, UK, 2011). Silence & its tongues (2006) was shortlisted for the 2007 ACT Judith Wright Poetry Prize. Rowland is winner of poetry prizes, including the Writing Spirit Poetry Award, Ireland 2010. She is an Honorary Fellow, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australia and a member of the National Advisory Council for Australia Poetry Ltd. Rowland curated and presented the Poetry & Conversation Series for the Geelong Library Corporation, 2010-2012. She is currently working on a bi-lingual book with Dr Mehmet Ali Çelikel in Turkey.

Robyn Rowland Reviews Margaret Bradstock

Barnacle Rock is time-travelling through poetry. Its significance lies in Margaret Bradstock’s successful inscribing of a journey, from the search for a land of plenty by various explorers, to the position we find ourselves in now: a climate in crisis, a civilisation in error and a country which has displaced its indigenous people, replacing their knowledge with a rusted ‘progress’. Dense, a rich read, it alerts the mind into awareness.

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2 Translations of Robyn Rowland in Turkish

Gelincikler Meral’e Ne yaşlı erkeklerin kırışık yumuşak elleri – kâğıt gibi kolay yırtılan – ne de park saksılarının buruşuk çiçekleri. Laleler gibi dimdik, kendinden emindir Kırmızı Türk Gelincikleri alabildiğine parlak, kırmızı dört yaprak, bir de gözlerine çekili birer kara sürmedir …

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Robyn Rowland Reviews Anthony Lynch

Anthony Lynch is a publisher, editor at Deakin University, reviewer, prose writer and widely anthologised poet. His contribution to Australian poetry is admired through his work with the journal Space and now through Whitmore Press. His book of short stories, Redfin (Arcadia, 2007) was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. Uncluttered and moving, stories there show an astute observational eye, a hovering dread and a sense of the unfinished, so that Barry Oakley described them as being a ‘world of tangents’.

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Launch of John Foulcher’s ‘The Sunset Assumption’

The Sunset AssumptionThe Sunset Assumption (Pitt Street Poetry, 2012)

At Pitt Street Poetry, a new poetry imprint in Sydney, the venture begins with the production of John Foulcher’s ninth book of poetry, The Sunset Assumption. I fell in love during the reading of this book – so strong were my feelings. But ‘in love with what?’, I kept querying. Not the expressions of love itself: human love is an assumed thing in this book.

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