Tag Archives: The Australia Times Poetry Magazine

Ned Kelly rides again in The Australia Times

KoalaThe Australia Times Poetry Magazine goes walk-about this month with a link to a film poem ‘My Campfire’s My Home’ by Manfred Vijars, which is beautifully shot and will have you cocking an ear for those kookaburras. There’s also a Sound Cloud link to a wonderful set of folk ballads about Ned Kelly by Leanne M. Murphy:  https://soundcloud.com/leanne-murphy-16/track-8

Poems from three continents find connection in this issue, including ‘A Little Boy Dreaming’ by Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923);  a Petrarchian sonnet by Shelley Hansen; Banjo Patterson’s  ‘Shearing with a Hoe’; ‘Here is the Man Planet’, a powerful poem inspired by a trip to Pakistan by M F Moonzajer; plus one of my own poems about an earthquake.

Do check out the magazine (22nd May 2015) by clicking the link below. If you write poetry, you might like to consider sending in your work.  Submission guidelines are included towards the back of the issue.

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http://www.theaustraliatimes.com/magazine/poetry/issue/311/

Poetry for everyone in The Australia Times Poetry Magazine

KoalaThis Pommie has just gone  ‘down under’ (in a virtual kind of way) thanks to The Australia Times Poetry Magazine which has published my poem about an Alaskan Husky (yes, spot the irony!)

I reckon Australia has something to teach us about how poetry can be made accessible and enjoyable to a wider range of readers. Twice monthly, The Australia Times Poetry Magazine hits the worldwide web in a glory of beautiful photographs, spacious layout and a rich variety of poetry from household names to ballads about Bush life, from  comedy to moving memorials.  And – get this – there are real adverts too. Yes, adverts for everyday things!

Edited by Maureen Clifford, this latest issue includes work by Frank Prem and John Summers, Claire Booker and Pam Davies, plus a touching tribute for Ellen Johanna Larson Smith by her grandson together with her finely worked poem ‘The Farmer Feeds Them All’. There’s also excellent Bush poetry from W John Moss (aka croc) and Sonnet 130 by the up-and-coming W. Shakespeare!

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If you have time, please check out the magazine (27th March 2015) by clicking the link below. If you write poetry, you might like to consider sending in your work.  Submission guidelines are included towards the back of the issue.

http://www.theaustraliatimes.com/magazine/poetry/issue/307/