Tuesday, 28 August 2012

More Page Parlour snaps

metapoet;
Pearl of the Underground
(available by emailing me at sophie@thepoemobservatory.com
or at http://www.etsy.com/shop/thepoemobservatory)

Pearl of the Underground;
Saint Gretchen of the Underground saint cards, front & back.

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Thursday, 24 May 2012

The Poem Observatory on the MX cover!





I'm on the front cover of today's MX (Melbourne's newspaper for commuters, with a daily readership of 312,000), as publicity for the Emerging Writers Festival. Two newspaper front covers in two weeks!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Advocate Press

The Advocate really loved this photo. Not just for the front cover...

...but inside too, with a named mention!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Art is a dirty job but somebody's got to do it


Montmatre


Poetry and art-related photos from last year's November/December trip to France
(Italy report to come):


Poems featured in the carriages on the Paris Metro.

















The Paris store that Adelaide & I almost bought out - 1960s briefcases, a stack of old, unused notebooks and school rubber stamps.
Jeanne D'Arc provided much itinerary-guidance...
Stained glass windows by Chagall, at the Reims Cathedral, depicting the Jeanne D'Arc story as following on from other great biblical events and figures.

The Reims Cathedral.

In front of the cathedral, the Jeanne D'Arc statue.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Back to Booktown Western-style

The Advocate's Renee Robinson took a photo of me at last weekend's Back to Booktown in Clunes, the annual book fair that draws 15,000 visitors. Amidst the book-buying frenzy, my poetry stall and I staked out a small corner.
Unable to copy the photo or link directly, but it can be found in The Advocate's online gallery of the weekend.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Words in Winter gig

Words in Winter, a literary festival held in the Victorian Goldfields, invited me and my poetry stall up for the weekend just gone. My partner and I were put up by WIW at Duke's B 'n B, which was the most wonderful accommodation either of us have ever enjoyed - hardwood floors, sumptuous breakfasts and a cosy but well-curated environment.

The P.S.S. Poetry Stall was received with real enthusiasm and a steady line of requests on the Sunday. The requests were varied and while many were made with the intention of gifting the resulting poem to a specific person, they were still sufficiently open to interpretation.

Jane @33, the cafe` (a Clunes establishment and hub) that hosted the stall was an enlivening venue and Jane herself is a lovely person. The space is lined with intriguing ephemera, and the food and drinks (over a dinner and a lunch, plus hydration!) were extremely tasty. The definite highlights were a chocolate and chilli tart, and the chimichangas.



Tuesday, 19 July 2011

The Notorious Poet

I'm now the 'Notorious Poet' - Take a look at my poem in the latest issue (#23) of the Get Notorious Magazine, run by some of the people behind 1000 Pound Bend. They've asked me to contribute a poem each issue that includes the word 'notorious'.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Lines event!

Next Sunday will be my poetry performance debut, at an event organised by Australian Poetry. Two poets, two musicians - four slightly overlapping performances of 'kissing cousin art forms'.

 

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Updates and My Favourite Request

Table reserved for my stall at 1000 Pound Bend; and a poem about to be posted to a savvy dad out with his 4 kids for the day. They all became very excited by the idea of their own poem, and the two oldest requested one on 'animals playing football'.
The new presentation
A rare stall at night, 1000 Pound Bend






















My favourite request so far: a creative writing student from RMIT handed my this old book on Hawaii he'd found in the cafe`, and wanted a poem on whatever inspired me from it.