WP poets shortlisted in major awards

redactor-cover-high-resEddie Paterson’s redactor, published in February by Whitmore Press, was recently commended in the Wesley Michel Wright Poetry Prize, along with collections by Bella Li and Judy Johnson. The award was won by Susan Fealy. All up, works by four marvellous poets. redactor, along with Cassie Lewis’s ‘The Blue Decodes’ (Grand Parade Poets), is also warmly reviewed by Joan Fleming in the latest issue of Australian Book Review.

meteorites-cover-high-resAnd Meteorites by Carmen Leigh Keates is one of five collections to be shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Award, part of the Queensland Literary Awards 2017.

Congratulations to both Eddie and Carmen!

You can purchase copies of Eddie’s and Carmen’s books from the Whitmore Press titles page.

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WP poets at the Queensland Poetry Festival

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Whitmore Press poets Carmen Leigh Keates and Andy Jackson are guests at the Queensland Poetry Festival, currently being held at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Fortitude Valley.

Along with a host of stellar Australian and international poets, Carmen and Andy feature in the multitude of readings, discussion panels, book launches and workshops on offer at the festival. Other guests include Ali Cobby Eckermann, Stuart Barnes, Bronwyn Lea, Eileen Chong, Kit Kelen, Bella Li and David Musgrave, among many other talented poets.

Andy Jackson - Copy (2)Full guest list and program are available on the Queensland Poetry Festival website.

 

 

‘Breaking the Days’ shortlisted in Kenneth Slessor Prize

JJ Wall 1Many congrats to Jill Jones for making the shortlist for the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry, part of the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, for Breaking the Days (Whitmore Press).

Jill’s 2015 collection sits alongside those by other distinguished poets whose works have also been shortlisted: Peter Boyle, Paul Hetherington, Antigone Kefala, John Kinsella and Ellen van Neerven. More details at the State Library of New South Wales website.

The winner of the $30,000 prize will be announced at the State Library on
22 May.

Meanwhile you can order a copy of Jill’s book here.


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‘redactor’ available for ordering online

eddie-photoFollowing the hugely successful launch of Eddie Paterson’s new collection at Melbourne’s Bella Union Bar on 1 February – thanks to Amy Brown for a brilliant launch – copies of redactor are now available for ordering online. Click on the icon below, or go to the titles page and fill the trolley with Eddie’s and other poetry treasures.


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redactor uses found texts from the everyday – emails, memos, notes, lyrics, text messages, tweets, webfeeds – as poetic material. Drawing on techniques from the visual arts and radical writing such as the ready-made, the cut-up and the concrete poem, Eddie Paterson reflects upon the ways in which the historical legacy of censorship intersects with contemporary surveillance technologies.

Recent Whitmore titles are also available at selected bookshops, including Collected Works, Melbourne; Paton Books, Geelong; Gleebooks, Sydney; and Avid Reader, Brisbane.

Happy reading!

Launch of ‘redactor’ by Eddie Paterson

Whitmore Press is thrilled to announce the launch of redactor by Melbourne poet Eddie Paterson. The details:

Bella Union Bar
Level 1, Trades Hall
54 Victoria Street (cnr Victoria and Lygon Streets; enter via Lygon)
Carlton South
Victoria
Wednesday 1 February
6pm for 6.30 start

Launch by poet and novelist Amy Brown.

All welcome!

redactor uses found texts from the everyday – emails, memos, notes, lyrics, text messages, tweets, webfeeds – as poetic material. Drawing on techniques from the visual arts and radical writing such as the ready-made, the cut-up and the concrete poem, Eddie Paterson reflects upon the ways in which the historical legacy of censorship intersects with contemporary surveillance technologies.

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If you’re in or near Melbourne, we hope you can come along and help celebrate Eddie’s book – a timely one following the inauguration of a Twitter-obsessed US president.

Brisbane launch of ‘Meteorites’!

Following a very successful launch in Melbourne in November, Meteorites by Carmen Leigh Keates is getting a home-town Brisbane launch. The when and where:

Avid Reader bookshop
193 Boundary Street
West End, Qld
Friday 20 January, 6pm

Come along and hear Carmen in a relaxed Q&A session with Melissa Ashley, author of the recently released fictional biography The Birdman’s Wife.

It’s a free event (wine included!), but so that Avid can keep track of numbers, please register your attendance at http://avidreader.com.au/events/carmen-leigh-keates-meteorites

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Launch of debut collection by Carmen Leigh Keates

Whitmore Press is delighted to announce the launch in November of Meteorites, the debut poetry collection by Carmen Leigh Keates. The details:

Collected Works bookshop
First Floor, Nicholas Building, 37 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Friday 18 November, 6pm for 6.30 start
Launch by award-winning poet and performer Nathan Curnow

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Carmen was the winner of the 2015 Whitmore Press Manuscript Prize. Her collection draws on her experiences of cinema and of travelling to regions in Scandinavia associated with iconic films – think Bergman, Tarkovsky.

If you’re in or near Melbourne, we hope you can come and help celebrate Carmen’s superb first book. All welcome.

Can’t make the launch? Order an advance copy now!

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