Words from Lorne Johnson, Australian teacher and poet.
Friday, July 5, 2013
LOVE (POETRY) ACTUALLY
Next month, Inkerman & Blunt, new publisher on the block, is to release Australian Love Poems 2013, edited by Mark Tredinnick. At the Imaging Centre, a poem I penned about someone very close to me, is in the volume. It's a poem I'm proud of, a work that didn't need rewriting, rethinking; it was written in one take, in Bowral. Part of it addresses survival when faced with the curse that is breast cancer.
My sincere thanks to Mark for accepting the poem. It's an honour to be published with some major Aussie poets.