Monday, May 18, 2009

Cordite review of Magisterium

"Magisterium is the second collection by Joel Deane, following on from his debut collection Subterranean Radio Songs and his debut novel Another. In an interview with Cordite in 2006, when asked about the interplay between his work as speechwriter for the Premier of Victoria and his other life as a poet, Deane cited American poet Eleanor Wilner, who said of poets that, “We need to take back the rhetorical high ground from the politicians who degrade it”. Deane went on express the hope that the poems contained in his next book might approach “the kind of apocalyptic public language” hinted at by Wilner. Such ambitions can sound a little lofty, but Magisterium would seem to be a successful achievement of that goal." - Adam Ford, Cordite

Read the full review

Monday, May 11, 2009

Poetry Workshop

I'll be taking a poetry workshop at the Australian Poetry Centre on Sunday, May 24.

The workshop, "Poetry and Politics", runs from 1pm until 3pm. I'll also be a featured reader at a poetry salon afterwards, from 4pm to 5.30pm, with Lisa Gorton and David Reiter.

For more information go to the APC website.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Poetry Salon at Australian Poetry Centre

I'll be a featured reader at APC's next poetry salon, on Sunday, May 24, from 4pm to 5.30pm.

I'll be reading from my two poetry collections, Subterranean Radio Songs (Interactive Press) and Magisterium (Australian Scholarly Publishing). I also intend to read "Bushfire Elegy", the poem I was commissioned to write for the National Day of Mourning after the Black Saturday fires.

The other featured reader will be the poet-publisher David Reiter, who published Subterranean Radio Songs.

Go here for the Australian Poetry Centre.