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Looking Ahead to 2011
The new year brings with it a fair share of crystal-balling about what the year ahead holds and according to the Independent the publishing industry has plenty of reasons to be cheerful.
In an article interviewing several publishing bigwigs, literary editor Boyd Tonkin believes in “the survival of a culture of the written word, whatever happens on the ever-stormy seas of technological innovation and…
Finding Our Flamingo: Rijn Collins on taxidermy, audio fiction and winning the inaugural Sarah Awards
Soliciting Legislators of the Unacknowledged World
In ‘A Defence of Poetry’, an essay written in 1821 and published posthumously in 1840, English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley defined poets as “the unacknowledged legislators of the world”. Since then, one might say poets have become the legislators of the unacknowledged world. As part of its Poem of the Week series, Wheeler Centre resident organisation Australian Poetry is currently taking submissions from members…
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