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Only one poetry collection arriving this week
I snapped up a 50% off deal through UWAP for Bruce Dawe's Border Security ( I think they were testing their online shop) so I was happy to get the collection for about $10.
I also managed to splurge on a bundle from Vagabond Press, (sadly it was the last day for the specials but you should still check them out) specifically a set of 6 Asia Pacific 3Poet volumes and Watashi by Shuntarō Tanikawa.
While I'm spruiking, you should donate to the Verity La supporters drive through the Australian Cultural Fund - they are nearly fully funded but it would be kind to let Michelle and the team relax and do some planning around spending that money on the payment of contributors for 2017.
Part of the writing also involved reworking last week's poem, submitting it to an overseas magazine and sending out a previously written poem to another market.
Consequently I ended up getting published this week as followers and friends will have noticed. This publication was additional to the acceptance I mentioned last week. So while the writing was slow, earlier efforts paid off.
You can read Unguarded here at Bluepepper.
I completed noting the chapter on rhyme and repetition in Frances Mayes', The Discovery of Poetry - A field Guide to Reading and Writing Poems and read Longenbach's chapter on Ending the Line in The Art of the Poetic Line. I can't recommend these books enough especially if you have achived some level of poetic competance.
None this week.
For the Statbadgers:
Total time: 4:09 (419:52) hrs
poem writing = 02.00 (193:40) hrs
close reading =0:00(82:09) hrs
technique/theory 1:31(98:25) hrs
reflection = 0:30(35:37) hrs
1(39) poems completed
1 (18)poems in draft
2(25 in total) poems