Poets Perform for The Lady and the Unicorn Watching performance poets is always a textural experience – words, flow, sound, movement. It’s such an energising process that being in the audience is a far from passive experience; a bit like REM sleep. But watching poets perform modern thoughts and words in front of the overpoweringly […]
The Dark Side of the Opera book launch and theatrical performance went off with pizzazz in front of a crowd of more than 60 attendees at the Nita McCrae Park's Abraham Mott Hall on Saturday night. Experimental in nature, the show stretched the audience's understanding of what a multi-media artist and poet can achieve in working on the themes of a poetry …
Theatrical performance based on poetry SSOA author Ferdinando Manzo’s latest poetry collection has been featured in an Italian magazine article. The magazine has reported on the theatrical performance Manzo is to direct at Millers Point next month in conjunction with the launch of his poetry collection, ‘The Dark Side of the Opera’. The performance …
12 guidelines to writing English language haiku, taken from A Haiku Workshop by Quendryth Young.
World Book Day April 23 Cesar Vallejo On the look out for a thoughtful period of cultural exchange in Peru this week, I came across the work of the late poet, Cesar Vallejo, who is acclaimed as having revolutionised poetry in Spanish. Excerpt from The Black Heralds
Poet and novelist, Ferdinando Manzo, has just had an article about his work published in an interpreters' and translators' magazine, In Touch. The article highlights the launch of his last poetry collection Night Road to Life by the poet, Paolo Totaro AM.
Over recent weeks, haiku has been a hot topic here at the Sydney School of Arts and Humanities, with newcomers to the genre surprised to learn that haiku needs syllables... well, like fish need bicycles.
In our featured Writing of the Week, writer Mary Healy-North shares an evocative sea poem about the ocean and the emotions it inspires in us.
Written by Australian poets in ordinary language, the following “one-breath” poems bring to mind an observation by Sydney poet David Terelinck: 'Haiku is a journey along a road lined with small windows. Each time we pause to peer into one of these, we are astounded by the beauty and depth of the vista behind them.'