2015 Dangerously Poetic Byron Bay Writers Festival
Dangerously Poetic and the Byron Bay Writers Festival are sponsoring a national poetry prize to be awarded at the Byron Bay Writers Festival on Saturday, 8 August at an off-site venue, The Lone Goat Gallery, Byron Bay.
Poets are invited to write up to 40 lines on the theme- Change.
Maree Silver’s poetry touches every sense. In Threshold – a miscellany, Maree creates imagery that is uniquely Australian. Tanks lean rustily; corellas squabble; frogs croak challenges from the billabong; the citrussy perfume of lemon-scented gums infuses nostrils while earthy ochres blur into cellophane sky. Raised in the Wimmera, Maree recalls childhood memories of desert, plain and river. They come to glorious, descriptive life through her poetry and exquisite photography, and continue to live in harmony with poems of suburbia, family and adulthood. Threshold – a miscellany – poems of country and city will connect you to the Australia of the Dreamtime and the Australia of today. LEIGH HAY
Our aim is to publish good Australian poetry with a Christian ethos, accessible to poets and non-poets, to minister to and encourage them.
We hope to build appreciation and awareness of poetry by and for Christians, believing it to be a valuable gift for use in the church and beyond.
Poetica Christi Press (PCP) began in 1990 as a publishing arm of the Wordsmiths of Melbourne poetry group. Jean Sietzema-Dickson (left) is the Director, Janette Fernando (centre) is the Managing Editor and Maree Silver (right) is the Administration Manager of PCP. Janette and Jean have considerable experience in public poetry reading, including local radio, and in leading workshops in schools and local groups. They are willing to read their poetry or lead a Poetry Workshop for your group or event.
Janette, Jean and Maree are all members of Writers Victoria.