I was at the launch of Martin Harrison's new poetry collection Wild Bees at Gleebooks (Sydney's finest bookstore) this afternoon. Martin was one of the judges of the Newcastle Poetry Prize for 2007 - he got a poem of mine in the Prize's anthology. Writers Robert Gray, Peter Boyle, Robert Adamson, Judith Beveridge, Delia Falconer, James Bradley and Mark Tredinnick all turned up for the bash. I chatted with Mark, Judith, Peter and Robert briefly.
On returning home, my fingertips ached for a pen, so I could put together some fresh poems to send off to various literary journals. Ah, the power of a room full of gifted writers.
LJ, July 13 2008.